Cooking in the French Alps

Selected by Le Figaro magazine as one of ‘les plus belles chambres d’hotes’ (the best b&bs) in all of France.

Enjoy a luxurious six-night exclusive Savoyard cooking vacation at the lovingly restored Chalet located in the heart of the French Alps, just south of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva and with roads leading into Italy. The Savoie has long attracted visitors not only for its unforgettable scenery of dramatic mountain peaks and lush, green valleys but also for its rich and unique French culinary dishes that are, in part, inspired by Italy.

These dishes feature a host of local foods, from cheese to mushrooms, potatoes, and apples. Seafood as well as freshwater fish and crayfish also abound. The Savoie even has its own pasta: Les Crozets, which is made with buckwheat flour. Whichever season you choose to visit, the colors, clean air, abundance of flora and fauna, and unrivalled seasonal produce of the region will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Cooking in the French Alps

Selected by Le Figaro magazine as one of ‘les plus belles chambres d’hotes’ (the best b&bs) in all of France.

Enjoy a luxurious six-night exclusive Savoyard cooking vacation at the lovingly restored Chalet located in the heart of the French Alps, just south of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva and with roads leading into Italy. The Savoie has long attracted visitors not only for its unforgettable scenery of dramatic mountain peaks and lush, green valleys but also for its rich and unique French culinary dishes that are, in part, inspired by Italy.

These dishes feature a host of local foods, from cheese to mushrooms, potatoes, and apples. Seafood as well as freshwater fish and crayfish also abound. The Savoie even has its own pasta: Les Crozets, which is made with buckwheat flour. Whichever season you choose to visit, the colors, clean air, abundance of flora and fauna, and unrivalled seasonal produce of the region will leave you wanting to come back for more.


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Thomas (Thom) & Edith (Edie)
Ohio
Trip taken May 2018
Nikki and Hugh are fantastic people and felt like long-time friends at the end of the trip. Nikki kept us very busy with meal preparations for both lunch and dinner, often working on 5-7 things at the same time. Nikki was also good at identifying weaknesses in our backgrounds and encouraging us to work on those areas (for example, I did more pastry related things than I have ever done before). Trips to Annecy and to the market in Moutiers were both interesting and informative and full of photo-ops. Hugh has done fantastic work on the Chalet and we got to see the early stages of his latest project and to hear tails of the Tour de France. Overall it was certainly a week to remember!

Trip Details

Your 4 intensive cooking sessions will be with host Nikki, who was born in Melbourne, Australia, and who has always had a passion for food, wine, and rustic architecture. After her stint at Hotel & Catering College, she left for Europe in search of a new dream. This took her to many exciting places, allowing her to gather a multitude of culinary experiences along the way. She eventually settled in the Savoie where she has been part of the community ever since. Nikki enjoys nothing more than sharing her knowledge of 25 years of living and cooking her way around France.
In your hands-on classes that take place in the lodge’s cookery school, Nikki promotes a relaxed atmosphere where she will build your confidence and knowledge based on your skill set, whether your want to learn fundamental culinary techniques or recipes that require a higher level of technical skills. Nikki has a talent for taking the traditional food of the region and giving those recipes a modern twist. Most of all, you will laugh and learn in a relaxed atmosphere.


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