Just outside the bussling centre of Morzine (great ski location by the way) our party of 6 blokes with varying degrees of skiing ability, education, sense of humour and taste scanned the street for something to eat and drink after a full day of ski.
We stopped to survey a handsome bar and restaurant called La Chaudanne. To be honest it looked too polished for us; we thought they would be nervous to even let us in.We went in none the less and were warmly welcomed.
Downstairs we were seated to check out the menu; a wine bar area beautifully decorated in timber and granite vaulted ceilings. Top notch. It even had an area of glass ceiling so that you could get to know quickly by simply looking up those that arrived for dinner.
It is usual to pay through the teeth at such places; the Alps, a resting place for exploitative restraunters. However, as we guzzled excellent house wine and nibbled generous compimentary snacks we discovered a superb menu at great rates.
A 3 course plat du jour or only 22 euros finished off with a complimentary Aplen spirit/short that blew the socks off any Grappa was better value than most restaurants I have patronised. The chef was obviously talented and the manager generous as the portions were finely made, and assembled plus large enough to feed fat, hairy 40 somethings!
Home made pigs pate with exceptional orange and herb leaf salad, home made onion chutney and home baked bread to start
Slow cooked beef shin with red wine sauce that was soft and tender with garlic and creamed potatoes, large plate of fresh green beans, carrots and celeriac puree with salad for main
Various sorbets with choco tart for dessert
Finished with expresso coffee.
Attentive waiter, excellent service, fine wine, beautiful decor, generous menu. Brilliant.
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