Being married to a Frenchman and being part of an extensive local French family has meant that food is a huge priority in our family life. My mother in law, Colette, is a great chef and very well known in Morzine for her exquisite fruit tarts. With my wine connoisseur French father in law, we have developed a good appreciation of French wines too!
An extensive continental buffet with full English options.
A great selection of cereals, fresh baguettes, crusty wholemeal loaves, hot French pastries, homemade jams, yoghurts, fresh fruit salad, fruit bowl, variety of dried fruits and sliced ham and cheese. Little favourites like, peanut butter, Nutella and Marmite are always available.
A hot option of the day; bacon, sausage, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, omelettes, pancakes and hot porridge cooked fresh to order, when you are ready to eat. *
Fresh fruit juices, ground coffee and a great selection of teas (including Yorkshire!).
* On the chef’s day off, the full continental breakfast is laid out by Thierry in the morning but the hot English options are not available. A cleaner will come in, so the chalet is spotless, even on day off.
Birthday cake Afternoon tea
Freshly baked cakes, scones, biscuits or a savoury platter. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cordials are unlimited all day, every day. Please notify us of any special occasions, birthdays or anniversaries so we can make the cake ‘extra special’ on the day. (We are happy to organise any further party extras too, just let us know in advance.)
We don’t forget you on the chef’s day off either, afternoon tea is prepared for you as usual.
Starter, main, dessert, cheeseboard, followed by coffee and chocolates – see sample menus below.
Smoked salmon and avocado terrine, on a bed of mixed leaves
Duck breast with a cassis berry jusMain
Duck breast with a cassis berry jus, dauphinoise potatoes, mange tout & carrots
Vegetarian: Aubergine involtini
Colette’s warm apple tart, topped with vanilla ice-cream
Caramelised red onion and goat’s cheese tartlet
Roasted lamb shank in a red wine & rosemary jus, served on a puree of pomme de terre, broccoli florets & minted peas
Raspberry creme bruleeVegetarian: Nut hotpot
Raspberry crème brûlee
We can cater for any dietary requirements with prior notice
To accompany the fantastic food, we have some great bottled wines (or beers/soft drinks if you prefer), that guests really enjoy. We definitely look forward to our wine tasting sessions in the Autumn, where we choose the wines for the coming season. (Thierry has some very good stories to tell.) We have at least 4 or 5 different reds and 3 or 4 whites per week, so it’s not the same wine every night and it’s certainly not out of a box!
At Chalet Morzine we know wine is a very personal thing, so we aim to provide a variety to suit all palettes and we are always interested to know your favourite at the end of the week. We guarantee that our house wine is very enjoyable, so much so, that guests rarely use our a la carte wine list. Dinner is often finished off by some of Thierry’s home made ‘pear schnapps’! But this comes with a warning!
For any pre dinner drinks, afternoon beers or later evenings around the fire, Chalet Morzine has a fully stocked honesty bar for you. A variety of beers, soft drinks, wines and spirits, chocolate and snacks all available at very reasonable prices.
Champagne and canapés
To toast your arrival into the chalet and to say our goodbyes at the end, we offer guests pre dinner Champagne and canapés around the fire. It is an opportunity for the team at Chalet Morzine to explain all the piste information, snow conditions, snow forecast and ski essentials at the start of your holiday. On the last night, it’s then your opportunity to tell us how you enjoyed your ski holiday.
The dining area forms part of the main lounge. At one end you have the roaring open log fire surrounded by comfortable sofas and at the other, the large wood dining table, seating up to 16, which extends into our large panoramic veranda. The views onto Morzine are simply spectacular. The crackling fire, low lighting and candles, music and snowy views, make for a fabulous dining experience.