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Chalet des Joux

Chalet des Joux (La Clusaz)

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The view isn’t incredible (it’s not disappointing either, it’s just your average view of the slopes), but that’s our only real complaint…. Because frankly, everything else is outstanding: the sun that strikes the terrace at noon on the dot; the healthy glow of its clientele – the day we went, it included Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuel Renaut, Edouard Loubet…; the naturalist wine menu, a rarity in the world of winter sports; the warm welcome from the beanie-wearing owner, Romand Fournier, who knows or knows of everybody present… And best of all, the menu that showcases great classics prepared with extra care: a classic Swiss fondue with perfectly roasted new potatoes; Alsatian knack sausage made using real sausage casing, with homemade fries; meats that get flame-charred in front of you; dreamy crème caramel for dessert… But FYI, the indoor restaurant (wooden tables, wooden chairs, wood-paneled walls, a wood fire) is only open Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are advised, but the line is often busy… Good luck! // Lionel Clarck

FEELING THIRSTY? Romand hangs out with a fine crowd: Blard, Ganevat or even Genoux are all present! €7 for a glass of a Jura red from Ganevat; €25 for a bottle of Roussette-de-Savoie from Blard, and €38 for a Mondeuse from Les Genoux.

PRICE: Dish of the day €13-15 (lunch), à la carte €26-52.

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