Chamonix-Mont Blanc knows how important it is to protect the environment and pristine landscapes it offers skiers. With this in mind, the French resort has opened two environmentally friendly restaurants - le Café de l'Arve and Restaurant l'Impossible.
Café de l'Arve aims to cut down on food miles by serving dishes made with products exclusively from the surrounding territories of Savoy, Valais, and the Aoste Valley.
Diners can enjoy the likes of Lake Geneva crawfish pie, Piedmont risotto with parmesan lace and gravy, and poached pears with golden biscuits. The menu changes regularly, but there are always fixed price menus between €15 and €35 per person.
The Restaurant l'Impossible, in an authentic 1754 farmstead, proposes organic and natural cuisine that follows the rhythm of the seasons. The chefs strive to create dishes that are neither sophisticated nor complicated, but in which diners will find a harmonious mix of recognizable ingredients.
On the menu are innovative dishes such as fennel and orange salad with hummus and grilled bread, beet gnocchi with sautéed vegetables and seaweed, and warm apple pie with hand whipped cream. Several sugar, egg, and dairy free desserts are also available, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
Starters and desserts range from €9 to €10. Main dishes are priced between €16 and €55. There is also an Italian cuisine fixed price menu at €33.