Dine on the slopes in style with Michelin-star chef Georges Blanc's super luxe Swiss Alps menu
Satisfy your appetite and wanderlust as Michelin-starred chef Georges Blanc takes over the menu at intimate restaurant DUCHESSA in the heart of the Swiss Alps this season
A long day spent shredding on the slopes is bound to build up an appetite, and what better way to satisfy your hunger than a luxe dining experiece slope side? Gstaad’s latest boutique hotel offering, Ultima Gstaad, has now partnered up with three-Michelin star chef, Georges Blanc, to serve guests luxury grub on their ski excursion for the duration of the winter season. The next three months will see the gastronomy expert taking over the menu at the hotel’s chic and intimate restaurant, DUCHESSA, introducing a selection of his signature dishes to the heart of the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Conjuring up a selection of culinary classics, including the Truffle Croque Monsieur, the Simmental Burger and the Norwegian omelette, the carefully curated menu is set to tantalise the taste buds of both hotel guests and visitors alike.
Set within the cosy and unique Ultima Gstaad Hotel, the DUCHESSA’s intimate style of dining creates the feel of being a home away from home. Elegant and warm, guests can sit back by the fireplace and soak up the homely atmosphere whilst enjoying the delicious array of culinary classics brought to Gstaad by Georges Blanc.
Speaking about his exciting new venture at Gstaad, Georges Blanc told Tempus: “Being at altitude can actually decrease our sense of taste. As such, the menu I created for Ultima Gstaad includes dishes designed to heighten the senses, with compelling aromas and distinctive flavours - the Truffle Croque Monsieur is indulgently fragrant, and embodies everything guests love about Alpine cuisine.”
“Not only does being at altitude decrease our sense of taste, but it also increases metabolic rate, so it's important to ensure the body gets the fuel it needs before stepping onto the slopes. Opt for low-release carbohydrates first thing in the morning, such as porridge or granola with fruit, or eggs. Evening meals are to be enjoyed - sharing good food and stories from the piste - in a 'home away from home' environment. Meals should provide a good source of protein to help repair muscles and rebuild energy, [which is why I believe] the Simmental Burger is a firm favourite amongst guests.”