Here’s a list of 10 things you must eat whilst skiing in the French Alps!
- Steak Haché:
This is a skiing staple; a tasty treat after a serious morning on the slopes. It’s something in between a burger and a steak and always served with classic French fries.
This is by far my favourite mountain meal. Oozing with cheesy deliciousness, it’s perfectly matched with potatoes, onions and lardons, for the ultimate comfort food. The reblochon cheese is the key to its success; a cheese that packs a punch but also brings a strong melting game!
- Fruit Tarts:
These are definitely hard to resist after a gorging on other delights. Fresh fruits, like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, are generously piled onto perfectly cooked pastry. There are no soggy bottoms in sight… even Mary Berry would approve!
You can’t go to France without buying saucisson and cheeses from the local supermarket. It’s the perfect sandwich filler to take for a picnic on the slopes. It’s so moreish, I could eat an entire saucisson in one sitting!
- Salad Niçoise:
This is ideal if you’re looking for a lighter lunch option. It’s packed with flavour, from the anchovies, tuna, boiled eggs, green beans, tomatoes and French dressing.
This is one for serious cheese fans! It’s a sharing dish consisting of huge semi-circles of cheese which are heated on one side. Everyone takes it in turn to scrape off melted cheese, onto crackers and bread. Filling and warming on a cold winter’s night!
- Hot Rock:
I always go out for hot rock one evening when in the alps. It’s the perfect opportunity to get stuck in and cook meat how you like it. It is literally a slab of hot stone that is placed in front of you, to cook your meat on. Most restaurants will give you a variety of meats, like beef, venison and chicken. It usually comes with a choice of French fries or potato dauphinoise.
Grab a crepe from a street vendor as you walk around the town and you won’t be disappointed. They are super-thin pancakes, stuffed with your pick of sugar, chocolate sauce and fruit. Always topped with squirty cream of course!
There are tonnes of pizzerias to choose from in every ski resort. And the French certainly know how to cook their pizza. Huge thin-crust pizzas come with a whole range of toppings and are a great option for a cheap dinner, especially if you’re staying in an apartment and are too tired to cook!
- Spaghetti Bolognese:
I know this is an Italian classic, but the French also do it justice. In fact, you’d be hard-pushed to find a restaurant in the alps that doesn’t serve spaghetti Bolognese. For me, it’s a really nostalgic dish which puts a smile on my face no matter what the weather. Best served with heaps of Parmesan.
x Morts x