Le Blanchot has long been considered one of the finest restaurants in the Méribel valley, with a loyal clientele who return year after year to enjoy superior gastronomy in beautiful surroundings.
The restaurant is located above Méribel, on the road leading to the Altiport. You can ski or drive here for lunch, and on sunny days you can enjoy spectacular views from the dining terrace. At night the setting is even more fairytale, the lights of the chalet romantically twinkling in the forest. (For non-skiers and those who would rather not drive, it is conveniently located on the free Meribus route.)
The interior décor is charming: a traditional wooden chalet decorated with great care and impeccable taste, warmed by a roaring open fire. From the moment you arrive you know you are in for a rather special experience.
Le Blanchot changed owners at the start of the 2013/4 winter season, and it is now Bernard who greets his guests with a warm welcome and glass of champagne at the bar.
The young and enthusiastic chef is continuing le Blanchot’s tradition of high quality, modern French/international cuisine. Many of the most popular dishes are still on the menu: Pata negra ham for starter; risotto with gambas or truffles; and a choice of fresh fish dishes. The menu will change throughout the seasons, but you can expect to find such dishes as confit lamb shank cooked at 63C with melting vegetable (20€) or slow-cooked pork with a potato galette with Beaufort cheese (25€).
The lengthy wine list will delight any connoisseur of fine French wines. Unusually, it offers a selection of superior Savoy wines – the white Rousettes and Chignin Bergerons are particularly worth trying.
Also open during the summer season with the terrace overlooking Méribel’s golf course. Whatever the season you are sure of an excellent meal in delightful surroundings.
The restaurant is open every day for lunch and three evening per week when it offers a simpler menu of traditional local dishes. It is a good idea to book in advance by phone, as tables here are in high demand.
Visit the website to see what's on the menu this season.
Location: Meribel Valley
Cuisine: French | French - Modern | Italian | Local Specialities | Seafood
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Recommendations: Great for Couples | Great for Families | Great for Groups
Access: Ski to door
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: Route de l'Altiport | Meribel Valley | 73550