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There is no doubt that the history of Megève all started with the Rothschild family who established the resort as France’s alternative to the popular resort at the time, St Moritz. The Rothschild’s developed the resort in the 1920’s and it was not long before they managed to inundate the small alpine village full of the high and mighty French aristocracy. And this is still the case today with Megève regarded as one of the most iconic ski resorts in the world.
Narrow, winding cobbled streets amongst striking 18th-century architecture exudes a sophisticated charm with the many horse drawn carriages making it a rather romantic affair. Mont Blanc itself is perfectly positioned to provide an enchanting backdrop to the resort. Megève is the epitome of high class elegance with it’s many luxury chalets, prestigious luxury spa hotels, designer boutique shops and and fine dining gourmet culinary credentials boasting no less than a 3-star Michelin restaurant.
With fine dining deep to the core of Megève values, exquisite food and quality wine is not hard to find. But we at Peak Transfer thought we would make things a little easier with a local’s insight to the best dining experiences in mountains of Megève. Here are our favourite restaurants, bistros and chalets serving culinary delights in the classy alpine village of Megève.
The Megève area would be lost without one of its flagship restaurants, Flocons de Sel. Chef Emmanuel heads Flocons de Sel’s culinary team and has proudly racked up three Michelin stars and for good reason. Chef Emmanuel’s culinary expertise shines through in both the taste and presentation of each meal on the menu. Stop in for a visit during each season as the menu changes frequently to incorporate the area’s finest produce. For those with a budget a little modest for the likes of the main restaurant can sample the taste and feel of Flocons de Sel at a fraction of the price by heading to the Flocons ‘bistro’ in the town centre for similar cuisine.
Tucked away off of the Raviere run on a quaint piste, you’ll find the gem that is La Raviere. Unbuckle and step inside to find the old chalet outfitted in beautiful and traditional alpine charm. La Raviere is simple, but don’t let that fool you. The food is anything but bland and is the perfect fare for re-energising your body after a long morning of skiing out on the heavenly slopes.
To complement your meal, treat yourself to a glass of wine that will highlight all of the flavors of your meal. Best of all, you’ll need to ski to reach La Raviere, but that’s hardly an inconvenience for those who want to indulge on the restaurant’s fine rustic cuisine. Because of its unique location, traditional charm, and brag-worthy food, tourists and locals alike book in advance to ensure they’ll be able to eat at La Raviere during their trip. Take note and consider booking. It would be a good excuse to drop in for a chocolat chaud mid morning.
Nature lovers will rejoice with the fairytale views offered by Le Face au Mont Blanc! The restaurant offers direct views of famous Mont Blanc and a glimpse into the village of Megève. You will feel right at home inside Le Face au Mont Blanc, surrounded by memorabilia decoration and a selection of books that promote a comfortable ambiance. At Le Face, all guests are family. Ski into the dining establishment or access it by foot to sample authentic French cuisine and indulge in some international classics. Juicy beef fillets with béarnaise sauce, tender roast medallions of veal loin and Foie gras are popular menu items that embody the ultimate standard of luxury cuisine. Choose to sample the menu in a buffet style option or dine a la carte to select the best of the best.
Found in Leutaz a little hamlet above Megève, Le Refuge is a welcomed escape from the hustle and bustle of the traditional town center. Sit down to dine in good company at Le Refuge and you will be served some of the freshest cuisine in town. Expert chefs get creative with recipes that appeal to all types of taste, and the restaurant’s décor is just the icing on the cake. Designed with a modern flare in mind, the contemporary chic decoration sets the tone for the meal that awaits you. Juicy rack of lamb and perfectly seasoned veal croquettes are just some of the regular’s favorites at Le Refuge. If weather permits, consider sitting on Le Refuge’s sun kissed balcony to feast your eyes on the lush mountainside and picturesque chalets.
Le 1920 is a contemporary designed French restaurant located within Hotel Mont d’Arbois. Just outside of the town center, the menu places a heavy focus on French gastronomy and features rich and bold flavors. Pair your meal with expertly selected fine wines and dine amongst great company in an environment that travels back in time with 1920’s décor. The chefs of Le 1920 are proud to announce their first Michelin star award, received in 2014 for their culinary achievements.
Run by Chef Olivier Chevriault, Le Crystobald commands attention from both locals and visitors coming to the iconic Megève stomping grounds. Chef Chevriault places a heavy focus on fresh ingredients and aims to give diners an authentic experience by locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible. To continue this trend, Le Crystobald’s menu regularly changes with the seasons to include the finest offerings and flavors to go along with Megève’s hottest activities. As you dine, you’ll be surrounded by simple décor that places the focus on the food in front of you and the company across from you. ‘Foodies’ recommend trying one of the classic Le Crystobald menu items if you have the chance, the herb lamb shank and honey glazed duck breast are to die for.
L’Alpage is a must visit for those coming to the area! Found in Le Fer a Cheval, one of the numerous five star hotels, L’Alpage features many delightful dishes. All cuisine options take inspiration from Savoyard recipes, and simplicity is kept in mind with every dish that’s prepared. With this goal and source of inspiration in mind, the menu is simple and doesn’t boast pages of options. No need to fret, as each dish on the menu is something to be treasured. Dine in L’Alpage for the area’s finest fondue or try the signature Swiss inspired raclette and tartiflette, which includes a medley of cheeses and savory flavors. L’Alpage follows Le Fer a Cheval’s décor scheme and has an antique chic feel.
Find Chalet Le Redaz nestled on the Cote 2000 slopes and ski in for a delectable meal. Set inside an old fashioned chalet, the dining establishment is best known for serving up traditional Savoyard cuisine.
So there you have it, an insiders guide to the best foodie establishments for food lovers. At only an hours drive from Geneva and its International Airport Megève is well located for your alpine getaway no matter how short in duration. Why not book your quick no fuss reliable private transfer with us and we will take the stress out of travelling to resort. For an immediate quote or to book or enquire about our private transfers click here.
Megève is part of the expansive Evasion Mont Blanc area and is popular with both French and international skiers. The ski area is well equipped and interconnected with other Evasion Domain Ski areas of Saint Gervais, Saint Nicolas de Voce and by shuttle Les Contamines and Combloux. These combine to provide 445 km of varied ski terrain including endless treelined forgiving greens and blues. To exposed steep black near the summit of Mont Joly. Beautiful off-piste can be explored throughout the resort if you know where to look for the enthusiastic skier and snowboarder. You will not help but notice the true backbone and history of the farming culture evidenced by the many wooden chalets, farms and barns scattered around the resort as you ski by. Plus the majestic backdrop of Mont Blanc making Megève some of the most scenic skiing in the Alps.