Les 3 Vallees has been awarded five new Michelin stars this year.

The ski area now has 10 Michelin-starred restaurants. The new stars were awarded to restaurants in Courchevel, Le Praz, and Val Thorens: Les Airelles (restaurant of the five-star Hotel Les Airelles) in Courchevel now has two stars; IL VINO in Courchevel has one star; Le 1947 (restaurant of the five-star hotel Chevel Blanc) in Courchevel has two stars; L'Azimut located in Le Praz (the first in Les 3 Vallees outside Courchevel 1850) has one star; and L'Oxalys in Val Thorens has two stars.

Jean Sulpice is the chef at L'Oxalys and last March he picked up his second Michelin star at the age of 31, making him the youngest chef in France to be awarded two stars. "Getting a Michelin Guide star is as intense as winning an Olympic medal, I was blown away by my second star," he said In an interview with les 3 Vallees Tourism.

This winter, Jean Sulpice will be unveiling a range of new dishes at the Oxalys restaurant, all being kept under wraps until then, alongside classics: Sweet chestnutvelouté, Parmesan chaud-froid and grated truffles and apple encased in a meringue shell, flavoured with mountain honey and liquorice. Set menus range between €48 and €110.

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