Working hand-in-hand with their loyal staff, day after day, the duo René, Marie-Louise, Maxime and Sophie Meilleur compose subtle gastronomic scores in the idyllic setting of their Savoyard chalet.
The self-taught father and son team, Réne & Maxime, has developed a creative and subtle cuisine, genuine and irreverent, which draws inspiration from the culinary traditions of Savoie while paying homage to them. They combine authentic surroundings with an avant-garde exploration of cooking and wine.
Their signature dishes include Escalope of duck foie gras with corn galette, Savoyard honey, vegetable crumbs and a reduction of vinegar, Fera fish with fresh butter, sorrel carrots and acidic sabayon, or 'Milk in all its states: meringue, confiture, sorbet, biscuits...'
The two restaurant rooms, and the table d'hote (communal dining area) are warm and welcoming. Like in the kitchen, table service and hospitality are led by a team of two: Marie-Louise, René's wife, is the hostess, while her daughter-in-law Delphine, Maxime's wife, is the maitre d'hotel.
Open from early December to the end of April and from mid-June to early September.
The restaurant won its third Michelin star in 2015.
- "A fantastic venue for that special long ski lunch. All dishes have a Savoyard twist and are made from locally source ingredients. The Tartiflette air was spectacular, the Caviar with Cauliflower snow even better. A main course of pigeon breast was cooked to perfection and the sommelier matched all of our six courses to perfection." - Trip Advisor
- "We have eaten regularly at the extraordinary restaurant for over 25 years so we have seen it develop. It fully merits its three Michelin stars. Food is impeccably cooked, and it is incredibly creative. It is in a wonderful location. Service is exceptional. Eating here is a really special occasion, although it is possible to arrive on skis. Last year the Michelin-starred chefs of France voted La Bouitte the best restaurant. I cannot recommend a better restaurant. Sometimes three stars can be disappointing but not in this case." - Trip Advisor
- "Had a wonderful meal here in July, worth every penny (and it's not cheap). And then the patron drove us home afterwards, which I don't think happens at many 3 starred restaurants." - Trip Advisor
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