When it comes to dining in France, frogs and snails might come to mind. But, although the French might be known for their particular delicacies, they’re much more into their pizzas. The nation now lays claim to the title of ‘World Champions’ at producing and consuming this dish, so it’s no surprise that French pizzerias are popping up left, right and centre.
After youâ€™ve burned the energy required to sustain the hours of skiing, snowboarding and general outdoor exploring that any Courchevel ski holiday guarantees, the prospect of pizza for dinner is hard to beat, particularly if you’ve got fussy eaters amongst you.
The wide range and high quality pizzerias in the Courchevel valley region mean you’ll never have to worry about going to bed on an empty stomach. You’ll be ready to hit the slopes first thing after indulging in this carb-packed meal.
Snowfood La Pizza Gourmande, La Tania
If you’re in need of a quick fix, Snowfood is your go-to place. Catering to all tastes, with prices starting at under ten euros, it’s the perfect stop for a lunchtime energy boost. Sit outside and soak up the sun while you refuel with a beer. If you’ve still got room for more, treat yourself to a tasty crepe. Plus there’s WiFi for those of you who hate going too long without checking your social media feed.
Black Pearl, St. Bon
Known as a hidden gem, the Black Pearl is the perfect dining spot for repeat visits throughout your Courchevel ski holiday. Using only fresh and local ingredients, and a top-secret recipe for the dough, you’ll be sure to leave satisfied. If you love your food locally sourced and high-quality, you must visit the Black Pearl. Be warned though, you’ll need to book your table in advance.
La Grange a Pizzas
Like the Black Pearl, La Grange is also a busy spot for those on a Courchevel ski holiday, so book your table before you head out to avoid disappointment. With affordable options and flavours catering to meat eaters, vegetarians and everyone in-between, you wonâ€™t need to worry about keeping everyone description. If you donâ€™t feel like a pizza then donâ€™t worry â€“ the pasta menu is equally diverse and tasty.
For an alternative perspective on the traditional dish, try out La Grange’s famed Calzone Classica. With large servings all round, you’ll definitely leave satisfied.
For dessert lovers, you’re in for a treat with their nutella calzone â€“ could a pizza lover ask for more?
Run by a Tuscan family, you know you’re getting the full Italian treatment at La Cortona. Popular with the local workforce, you won’t be hard-pressed to find someone singing this restaurant’s praises.
For the more experimental among you, you’ll be spoilt for choice with pizzas boasting toppings such as truffle cream, goat’s cheese, honey and smoked salmon!
Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, the impressive number of pizza spots around the valley means there’s somewhere that caters to every taste, every budget and every appetite. Who needs Rome and Venice when you have your own Little Italy on your Courchevel ski holiday?
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