Friday, January 8th, 2016
Guide To Verbier
Now obviously this isn’t the definitive guide to Verbier, so lets call it ‘the places I hung out and enjoyed guide.’
Le Fer A ChevalI have a soft spot for this place, I think it’s because it’s a bit more laid back than most restaurants in Verbier. I’ve eaten in Le Fer A Cheval about 4 times now and even when its been jam-packed or 15 minutes before closing they managed to serve us with a smile. It describes itself as a pizzeria but it does great salad and frites too (I’ve sampled most salads on the menu). Plus the prices are probably the most reasonable in Verbier.
Le DahuI love this place, mainly because I find it easy to ski to and down from which means I’m not sitting in lunch in abject terror of the skiing I’ll have to do in 30 minutes time. It’s also a bit of a sun trap. We ate here A LOT and I had my favourite goats cheese salad every time. My friends chose the pizzas and salmon pasta which they strongly recommend too. Worth pointing out that you can’t book a table here which means it is a life saver if everywhere else is booked up. If it’s sunny grab a deck chair and relax with a hot chocolate, the shot of Baileys is not essential but highly recommended.
Le CarrefourWe went here one night and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night. I really loved the hot stone and had the veal one night and beef the other. I also sampled a bit of my friends fondue as well and it tasted insanely good. We loved the selection of Swiss wine on offer here and the service was brilliant.
Le Mouton NoirWe had such a fun couple of hours at Le Mouton Noir. Our friend Dom nailed the timing and booked a table for the sunniest day of the week. The menu is small but great and the atmosphere hard to beat. We went through several bottle of rosé and enjoyed the ‘pre après’ entertainment. Another highlight was having the paragliders skim over the bar area causing a ‘Mexican wave like’ cheer each time. Places to get a hot drink La Galerie du Chocolat – a really expensive shop that does flippin’ great hot chocolate, it’s worth the price.Mountain Warehouse – The hot chocolate with grand mariner was insanely good.
Curve – great apres ski place run by the W hotel. Great place to arrange an end of the day meet up as t’s now finally possible to ski down the mountain.
Places to be seen in
W Hotel – This place is pricey but it is great for people watching, my favourites were a family of three wearing matching outfits complete with fluffy Chihuahua. The W adds a touch of glam to the skiing experience.
Farinet – we managed to get post midnight NYE tickets for this place, sadly after copious amounts of alcohol I didn’t quite get this place ( and cried in a corner) but I can understand why others love it.Milk Bar – Haven’t been here but friends really like it.
Le Rouge – we didn’t go there this year (mainly because we couldn’t ski there) but I went there two years ago and the atmosphere was insane.
Have I left any of your favourites out? I kept chatting to people who mentioned Farm Club too but I don’t really know any one who loves it so I didn’t include it. They was also a cheese and wine shop that kept whispering to me but as we didn’t cook much there wasn’t need to go in. My friend Andrea and I did put on a bit of a spread for new year which went down well and fueled several hours of hard-core charades.