Sure, Serre Chevalier has plenty to offer for the avid snow-seeker. But a good resort doesn’t stop at good slopes. It’s always nice to know where to grab some fine food once the lifts close, or to keep going.
Briançon has a bunch of restaurants worth checking out. Péché Gourmand may not be the most fancy, but it is the only one that earned a star from prestigious guide Michelin, don’t judge a book by its cover! Perfect if you have something to celebrate. In downtown Briançon, the Kazdal and its Ganesh-y looks is definitely the place to grab a burger – meatless versions included.
Good food and old stones
The Old Town, built by Vauban in the late 17th century, offers plenty of options amongst which Le Gavroche is a sure go. A few minutes down is Panier Alpin, whose local food makes for a perfect lunch break. In front of the Church Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Nicolas, you’ll find the Spirit. It has a more chilled out mood, and food to kill for! The good old pizza rats will find happiness just across the entrance to the Old Town. Mamma Mia’s 100% Italian team makes them with all their heart, and it shows.
Eat and ride with Easy Vallée
From Chantemerle to Monêtier, there are plenty more options worth checking out. Le Loup Blanc in Chantemerle has a solid reputation, but the big novelty here is probably Easy Vallée. A former pro-snowboarder launched the first on-slopes delivery service of the country! And instead of bringing you crappy paninis from the closest place, Sam and his team make king-size sandwiches with local products. Give them a call, set up a meeting point and time, and ride free till ‘dwich time.
Surrounded by a small lake and sandy beaches, Chalet du Lac may look more attractive in the summer, but there’s no place like it to give you a boost when you’re on a long day of riding. Just go straight to the bottom of Pontillas gondola and indulge in one of their premium paninis or foie gras burgers with a pint of beer. Feel the rush of energy? Time to get back on the board!
Places such as La Marotte in Chantemerle and Le Chazal in Monêtier are definitely worth checking out as well, and there are even a lot more for you to discover… That is, if you spend more time around the table than on the slopes.