A la Carte - your choice of food at 'Cost'

Local specialities, organic produce, lunch on the terrace, 5 courses of haute cuisine or simple suppers – the choice is yours.

Our chefs tailor their menu to your tastes and requirements; so whether you want a full gastronomic affair, classic local specialities, simple, tasty comfort food or a set 'menu fixe' you can relax in the knowledge that you will only be paying for what you really want.

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Our aim regarding the culinary aspect of your holiday is that you are in complete control.  We don’t insist our guests have a full cooked English style breakfast every morning, or a 4 course supper with canapés and cheeseboard - many of our regular guests actually prefer to alternate between starter/main and main/dessert throughout the week, as they find 3 or 4 courses each night just too much.

 

How It Works

 

Your personal chef will be happy to cater to your individual requests.  Whether you have specific dietary requirements or a special diet that must be kept even on holiday; or if you have a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday or any celebration, your chef can create your favourite dish or come up with something extraordinary!

 

Our Customer Services manager will contact you a few weeks before your arrival to discuss all your food and drink requirements and dietary needs.  You will have already received a copy of your chef's signature menu by email and any amendments you wish to make, any dishes you would like to add or take away can be discussed during this telephone conversation.  This discussion is important to everyone, as the information will be passed on to your chef who will then prepare your weekly menu based on the details provided and shop accordingly. 

 

How Much Will It Cost?

 

As the menu is specifically tailored to you and your party, you just pay the actual cost of your grocery bills at the end of your holiday.  The final amount will depend on your choice of food and number of courses; on whether you return for lunch (a very popular and cost-effective option) or invite guests for dinner, but an average price guide is around €160 per person per week.   Generally though, as our chefs don’t have to work to the usual strict budgets that most luxury chalet and villa companies impose, the cuisine is of the highest standard and we can use local, seasonal produce and the finest ingredients. 

 

Staff Day Off

 

The chef and chalet manager have one day off a week when you can sample one of the many local 'eateries'.  Choose from a large selection of bars, cafés and restaurants, serving many types of cuisine.  From pizzerias and fondues to beach side cafes to keep the children happy or Michelin starred restaurants – you will find something to suit every palate.  Your manager will be happy to help you choose a suitable restaurant and also to recommend restaurants for lunch.

 

Dining With Us

 

                                                                       Sample Chef's Signature Menu

 

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Fresh fettuccine with duck ragout, cherry tomatoes & baby spinach

 

Grilled halibut on ratatouille & saffron beurre blanc

 

Chocolate custard tart with hazelnut crumble

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Lardon salad with poached egg & chive mayonnaise

 

Oven roasted lamb rump on a root vegetable gratin & thyme jus

 

Raspberry risotto with coconut ice cream

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Poached salmon salad with basil mayonnaise

 

Char grilled beef fillet with mushroom duxcelle, buttered swede, mange tout

and a bacon & mustard sauce

 

Poached pear with red wine syrup & vanilla bean ice cream

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Lamb backstrap marinated in fresh mint & yoghurt with mixed lettuce leaves

 

Char-grilled chicken breast on a seasonal vegetables stack,

layered with creamy cashew nuts, finished with a pea pesto

 

Cappuccino crème brulée with a lime and almond biscotto

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                                                 Garlic prawns with avocado mousse on a bed of mesclun leaf

 

Duck leg confit with roulade, on a caper potato cake, fine beans

topped off with a mandarin purée

 

Lemon posset with fresh passion fruit

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Bacon and pea soup with a quenelle of mustard marscapone

 

Pan seared salmon with a petite red onion & fennel salad on crushed

potatoes, drizzle with a dill hollandaise

 

Sauternes jelly with fresh winter berries

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Here are just a few other menu suggestions from our chefs:

 

Breakfast

Continental - Cereals, homemade Bircher müesli, selection of cold meats and cheeses, yoghurts, mixed berries, freshly cut fruit, freshly squeezed juices, fresh baguettes and selection of pastries, butter, jams, honey.

Cooked breakfasts - Full English, eggs Benedict with your choice of smoked salmon, bacon or spinach, kedgeree, crêpes with poached fruits and maple syrup, french toast (eggy bread), kippers with parsley butter, omelette Arnold Bennett, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toasted brown muffins, wild mushrooms on toast with roasted vine tomatoes, truffled eggs, Scottish porridge with local honey, hot peppered smoked mackerel with crusty bread

 

Lunch - Can Be Left For You To Help Yourself To

Quiches – tomato, goats cheese & herb, porcini mushroom and red onion, Mediterranean roasted vegetable, smoked bacon and garlic tart etc
Soups – artichoke & smoked bacon, carrot, honey & ginger, minted pea soup with crispy pancetta, Butternut and sweet potato, Bloody Mary soup, smoked haddock chowder etc
Salads - smoked chicken & mango, mixed seafood pasta salad, roasted pepper, feta and olive cous cous, Nicoise, Caeser & Greek salad all served with freshly baked breads 

Selection of cold cut meats and fish platters with fresh leaves, rosti chicken served with new potatos & crisp green salad

 

Afternoon Tea- To Keep You Going Until Dinner Time

lemon drizzle cake, cherry & white chocolate muffins, chocolate chip & hazelnut ookies, Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries, banana & honey loaf, French honey spiced cake (pain d’epices), chocolate marble cake, flapjacks, scones (sweet or savoury), yoghurt cake, chocolate and pecan brownies

 

Children's Supper

Fish goujons with homemade chips and peas, Southern fried chicken with potato wedges, spaghetti Bolognese with cheesy garlic bread, potato volcano with meatball sauce, homemade pizzas with carrot sticks, jacket potato burger, lasagne with cherry tomato salad, tagliatelli carbonara

 

Canapés - A Taste Of What's To Come

Sun blushed tomato & feta wrapped in basil, ham and rocket tortilla wrap, mini duck burger, sweet potato & rocket frittata bites with feta and mint pesto, seared tuna with sesame seeds and wasabi, mini-poppadoms with creamy chicken tikka, Thai pork & chicken won tons, salmon spring roll, duck pancakes, mini eggs Benedict, chicken mousse with saffron rolled in nori, asparagus tips wrapped in parma ham, seared scallops with a pea and mint risotto served on a teaspoon, stuffed cherry tomatoes, sushi, king prawns wrapped in filo, tempura vegetables, smoked salmon roulade

What we offer...

 

  • Outstanding privately owned luxury chalets
  • Freedom to Choose catering options;
  • Tout Compris - all inclusive
  • A la Carte - your choice of food at COST
  • Private concierge to help arrange the finer points of your holiday
  • A truly personalised approach

Delighted to organise...

 

  • Airport transfers - by car or helicopter
  • Ski school, private instructors and guides
  • Private nannies or local crèche
  • In-house massage and beauty treatments  
  • Ski passes waiting for you in the chalet
  • Ski and board hire delivered to you
  • ...Freedom to Choose

 

 


 

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