Take a culinary tour around Europe’s best ski regions. Bring a taste of the mountains to your home using our suggested recipes. We have sweet and savoury options from each country. There’s sure to be something for everyone’s taste...
The Dolomites Ski Region and Unesco World Heritage Site is home to the highest concentration of Michelin-starred chefs in Italy, so be sure to add this to the list if you consider yourself a’ foodie’. However, it doesn’t matter where you ski in Italy, great food surrounds you. No holiday is complete without stopping for a long lunch in the sun and enjoying a pasta dish and a glass of Aperol, is it?
Here are our savoury and sweet suggestions inspired by Italy…
Savoury - Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms
Keep it simple and tasty. A traditional Italian pasta dish doesn’t require many ingredients and can be whipped up in just 30 minutes. This dish originates from Tuscany but is widely popular throughout the whole of Italy. We recommend Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms (add pancetta if you would like to add meat to your dish, however it’s tasty enough without.)
Sweet - Tiramisu
Tiramisu translates as “Cheer me up”, and we promise it will! Tiramisu is an authentic Italian recipe, the most famous Italian dessert in the world born in Treviso, a lovely town near Venice.
It’s famous for a reason, it’s absolutely delicious. The triple threat of the 3 c’s, coffee, chocolate and cream make it an irresistible dessert, in our experience there’s always room for tiramisu.
It’s not an easy task to choose from all of the tasty options on offer in an Austrian ski resort. From Tiroler Gröstl (a carb-fest of piping hot potatoes with bacon and onions) to Käsespäetzle (Austria’s take on Macaroni cheese). But we’ve given it a good go.
Here are our savoury and sweet suggestions inspired by Austria….
Savoury - Wiener Schnitzel
This authentic Austrian dish originates from the capital – Vienna. In Austria they are very particular that Wiener schnitzel is made using veal, however if you can’t get hold of any veal, then you can replace with chicken or pork, your secret’s safe with us! This a real home comfort dish, a crowd pleaser for the whole family. The Austrians usually serve this with lemon slices, green salad and French fries.
Sweet - Apple Strudel
Another home comfort from Austria’s capital, the classic apple strudel. Vienna is a haven of coffee shops all selling the most beautiful pastries, and apple strudel is not one to be missed. Best enjoyed with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla custard with a strong cup of espresso. It’s sugar and spice and everything nice. Give it a try.
The Swiss have style and that certainly applies to their food. Like the Dolomites, there are plenty of Michelin starred restaurants in Switzerland, in fact Zermatt has not one, not two, but four Michelin starred restaurants. How many stars does your cooking deserve?
Here are our savoury and sweet suggestions inspired by Switzerland….
Savoury - Cheese Fondue
One for the cheese lovers. This classic Swiss dish is typically enjoyed in the mountains after a long day on the slopes. But what’s to stop us from enjoying it in our homes with our families, or a fondue for one isn’t a bad idea either. You could graze on this dish all evening. Accompany with crusty bread to dip and a glass of white wine to sip. It’s actually suggested by the Swiss that you drink white wine with cheese as it helps with the digestion, whereas water, juice or beer will cause indigestion. If you say so, no arguments from us!
Sweet – Swiss Roll
We had to choose the famous Swiss roll. However, despite its name, the Swiss Roll did not actually originate in Switzerland, it is believed to originate elsewhere in Europe. This cake is seemingly famous worldwide, even in places such as Indonesia, India and Japan. It’s a perfect dessert to make for any occasion, choose from the classic Victoria sponge, red velvet or chocolate, whatever tickles your fancy.
Savoyard is famous in the French Alps, this style of cooking is based on a staple diet of cheese and potatoes. It’s very calorific and a great fuel source for a day on the slopes. We’ve picked our favourite Savoyard dish for you.
Here are our savoury and sweet suggestions inspired by France….
Savoury - Tartiflette
Tartiflette originated in Savoy in the French alps. It was purposely invented in an attempt to increase awareness of the Reblochon cheese. It’s safe to say that their plot certainly worked, as you will find tartiflette on every menu in the French Alps. Let’s just say, it’s not a meal your doctor would recommend having every night, but it certainly can’t hurt now and again! It is made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions and is oh so tasty. Just like the Cheese fondue from Switzerland, this cheese heavy meal requires a crisp glass of white wine to help with digestion.
Sweet – Fruit & Almond Clafoutis
This is a really easy summer French dessert, it may sound fancy by the name (pronounced kla-foo-tee), however it is super simple to make and an absolute delight to taste. This was recommended to us by our very own Rachel, who is the Area Manager in France throughout winter and summer, so we’re sure she’s done her research! You could be eating this melt in the mouth dessert in less than 1 hours’ time, what are you waiting for?