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.
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.
However, if you prefer the idea of a simple, fixed cost menu for the week we can propose our 'menu fixe' for €100 per person and €80 for children under 12. This price covers a set weekly menu comprising breakfast for 7 days and afternoon tea and dinner for 6 days - however if you choose this option, we can't also offer 'freedom to choose'.
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
Fresh fettuccine with duck ragout, cherry tomatoes & baby spinach
Grilled halibut on ratatouille & saffron beurre blanc
Chocolate custard tart with hazelnut crumble
Lardon salad with poached egg & chive mayonnaise
Oven roasted lamb rump on a root vegetable gratin & thyme jus
Raspberry risotto with coconut ice cream
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
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
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
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
Here are just a few other menu suggestions from our chefs:
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
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