Thursday, 3 January 2013

Restaurant Review: Edelweisse, Alpe D'Huez, France

Mountain Plate

During my recent ski trip to France we were exceptionally well looked after in our chalet, but every good chalet host deserves a night off, giving us the opportunity to try one of Alpe D'Huez's restaurants.

We had a recommendation from a Brit who lives in the town to check out Edelweisse. After an evening of good food, wine and company I was very pleased that we took his advice. Edelweisse was definitely a top tip.

To get things started dad and I both chose the mountain plate a generous selection of eight different types of hams and salami, some paté, cornichons and little bit of green salad covered in a classic - mustard heavy - French dressing. It was a great way to start the meal and a perfect filler after a long day skiing.


I haven't had a good steak in a while so decided to order the entrecôte steak with a béarnaise sauce. Before our steaks arrived the waitress appeared at the table with a bib for me to wear. I was a bit confused until the steak arrived on a sizzling hot plate. None of the fat from the steak actually sizzzled onto my bib, but it was a nice / fun touch.

The tasty steak was accompanied by a roast tomato, asparagus wrapped in bacon and roasted fennel. There was also a huge gratin dauphinois for the table to share.

Gratin Dauphinoise

As we first stepped into the restaurant, fellow tourists were eating raclette and fondue and I feared that we had come to a tourist trap. I needn't have feared as Edelweiss serves some good regional French cuisine.

Quartier Le Vieil Alpe 
Route de la Poste 

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