Holidays are all about enjoying yourself, and it comes in many forms: quality time with your family, being together, having a blast on the slopes, admiring the amazing landscape, re-charging your batteries, relaxing and - last but not least - eating great food.
Enjoying a good meal is important - whether you choose a favourite dish, explore new flavours or indulge in a picnic up in the mountains, the most important thing is being with the people you love and making the most of your time together.
Val Thorens has something for every taste - from quintessential Savoyard specialities to traditional dishes, unique flavour combinations and picnics with a view.
We’ve compiled a quick run-down of the varied culinary offering available in Val Thorens:
You’re in the mountains, you’ve been outdoors all day and you’ve had some major exercise - so you’ve set your heart on a regional speciality. Are you getting the great smell of melted cheese and the sound of a crackling fire? There are the traditional favourites like raclette, fondue and tartiflette - but have you ever tried croziflette? It’s a bit like tartiflette but with crozets - chunky pasta squares - instead of potato.
Plus, there’s diots, (pork sausages), potée savoyarde (hotpot), cheeses and cured meats, and desserts like gâteau de Savoie and blueberry tart. You’ll also find rissoles, sweet farçon loaf made with dried fruit, and la cruche fudge biscuit served in the Vallée des Belleville. We’ll be introducing you to all these specialities soon - promise!
Most of the restaurants in Val Thorens serve the good old Savoyard favourites, and you might want to make a night of it: head up to a mountain restaurant at dusk, enjoy a hearty traditional meal and then make your way back down to the village. Feel free to ask our destination specialists about mountain restaurants where you can spend the evening.
Lots of restaurants serve the big favourites like pizza, meat, lasagne, pasta and salads - including the ones up on the slopes - so you can stoke up between runs!
Rather have a picnic? Val Thorens has loads of amazing spots to eat your sandwich with a view. At the top of Cime Caron, Péclet or Plein Sud - it’s got to taste good! But if you don’t have a lot of time, there’s also a picnic room at the start of the Cairn gondola lift, where you can eat in the warm. There are also picnic areas on the Chardons run on Les 3 Vallées side (intersection, south-facing), above the Moutière gondola lift and the Plateau ski tow, as well as at the top of the 3 Vallées Express at Plan Bouchet (Orelle). A tip from the locals: all you need is a fresh baguette, a penknife, some salami and a bit of tomme cheese for a great picnic - and a snifter of génépi liqueur to warm your cockles!
Whether it’s new taste sensations, healthy food or Michelin-starred restaurants you’re after, Val Tho has it covered. Our restaurants offer a global menu, with unexpected combinations to wow your taste buds: sushi burgers, foie gras poke bowls, tajines, seafood, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. So, what do you fancy on your next trip? Have a look on our list of restaurants to find out !