The Culinary Delights of Le Farcon

If you’re in the area, spending some time in a chalet, La Tania is home to a number of enjoyable and high quality dining venues. This is completely understandable when you consider how many people head to the region on their ski holidays and may fancy splashing out a little on a special meal.

One of these eateries stands out amongst the others – Le Farçon. The restaurant’s name comes from that of a traditional Savoyard dish that involves cooking potatoes in a large iron pot, and is derived from the Latin word for stuffing – appropriate enough when you come face-to-face with some of the dishes on offer at the village’s only Michelin starred restaurant!

Le Farçon

If you want to eat away from your chalet, La Tania’s most exclusive restaurant will certainly have something to tickle your taste-buds. Renowned as one of the top places to eat within the entire Three Valleys area, Le Farçon is located in a tranquil setting at the far end of the village. The beating heart of the establishment is the chef, Julien Machet, who utilizes the best quality local produce to create new twists on traditional and well-loved recipes. While authentic, the cooking is still vibrant and modern.

A Sumptuous Range

If you’re on a tight budget, but you still want to experience fine dining, then there are some more affordable options. One of these is to go for the lunchtime offer which is aimed at ‘lovers of skiing and gastronomy’. For around €25 per person, you can enjoy three courses of delicious food – perfect if you find yourself ravenous and too far from your chalet. La Tania’s top restaurant provides guests with dishes such as Gillardeau oysters served with warm butter and spinach sauce; fois gras with apple sorbet and beetroot mousse; and boned frogs’ legs from Savagnin. Desserts on offer include raclette cheese sourced from the chef’s cousin; banana, pineapple and coconut ‘inspired by a journey through Vietnam’; and a sorbet made with hay from the mountain and pink grapefruit.

Get There on Skis

According to one website, there is a particularly pleasant route to the restaurant for those staying elsewhere in the region: taking the Roc des 3 Maches 2 chairlift from Les Menuires, followed by the Mouflon – a red run that gradually merges into a blue run on the way to Mottaret. The route then involves another lift towards the midway station, followed by a blue run known locally as Cardonneret, then the Loze chairlift which leads to LT village. It sounds like a long way to come, although if you’re already staying in a local chalet, La Tania’s restaurant might become a regular dining venue.

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