Dining in Courchevel
Courchevel offers a huge range of dining experiences, from glamorous mountaintop meals and Michelin-starred restaurants to local producers furnishing you will all the ingredients for a home-made fondue.
Another great option for those in self-catering residences is to take the hassle out of shopping and cooking on arrival with Huski's food (and drink!) delivery service. Order online in advance and get oven- or microwave-ready meals, drinks and grocery items delivered to your door. There are dishes to suit every diet including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, which are available à la carte or in set menus with one-night, three-night, and six-night packages.
There are a dozen restaurants on the slopes in the Courchevel Valley and of course many others above the other resorts
At 1850 Le Pilatus, the restaurant at the Altibar (+33 (0) 479 08 20 49; altibar.com) on the Pralong piste up at the Altiport has a Savoyard setting. La Soucoupe (+33 (0) 479 08 21 34) close to the top of the Loze ski lift also serves typical Savoyard food and guests are warmed by a large fire-place. Les Verdons (+33 (0) 479 04 07 07; lesverdons-courchevel.com) at the top of the Verdons gondola offers faster meals. Le Bel Air at Courchevel 1650 (+33 (0) 479 08 00 93) at the top of the gondola lift's arrival point offers good value meals and a friendly welcome.
Restaurants in Town
With more than 70 restaurants in Courchevel you can eat everything from a simple crepe for a few euros to a seven course gourmet meal for over 100 euros. Many of the more gastronomical resturants do good-value lunch menus if you don't mind skiing back into resort.
At the crepes end La Creperie du Tremplin (Place du Tremplin; +33 (0) 479 08 10 90; letremplin-courchevel.com) serves Breton pancakes as well as Savoyard fondues and raclettes in the evening.
There are many more Savoyard specialists but it doesn’t have to be French food of course. There are several choices for Italian but La Cendree (Le Maroly; +33 (0) 479 08 29 38) has been run for three decades by Ted di Trapani who has established its reputation as the Italian restaurant in Courchevel.
At the very top of the already very high-standard pile, Chabichou (Rue des Chenus ; +33 (0) 479 08 00 55; chabichou-courchevel.com), with two Michelin stars, is acknowledged to be one of the world’s finest restaurants.
Courchevel has some excellent food shops ready to serve its discerning clientele with everything from the imakings of an omlette to those of a gourmet meal.
Au Pain d’Antan (Rue des Tovets, +33 (0) 479 08 23 07) is an excellent bakery where fresh-baked homemade specialities include nut cake, Croc Courch and Macaron. It also operates a roast meat department, with smoked salmon, "foie gras" and fowls, savoie cheese and French wines. There are also branches further down the mountain.
L'Epicerie Les Gourmets (Rue de l'église Bâtiment du Clocher; +33 (0) 4 79 00 84 02; maisonbraissand.com) is a good choice for fine quality foods of all kinds, including caviar, truffles and champagnes.
Le Baricou (Rue des verdons; +33 (0) 479 00 77 72; lebaricou.com) is another classy epicerie serving caviar, foie gras and salmon.
Le Chabichou (Rue des Chenus; +33 (0) 479 08 00 55; chabichou-courchevel.com) has a superb selection of wines.
To stock up on basics, head to Carrefour supermarket at the entrance of resort (Rue des Tovets), Sherpa in the Centre Commerciale (Rue de la Croisette), or the more upmarket Spar (Rue des Tovets) which boasts live lobsters.
Down in 1650 and in Le Praz The Cooperative Laitiere (+33(0) 479 08 66 49; beaufortdesmontagnes.com) serves local cheeses and other dairy as well as regional producst like sausages and wine.
In 1650, there is also a Spar (Rue du Marquis) and a Carrefour supermarket (Rue de l'Aiguille de Fruit).