As the ski season kicks in and ski addicts pack their gear and head for their favourite mountain destination, why not give a thought to where you can combine culinary delights with a hard day on the slopes? We’ve searched the web and come up with 3 top restaurants, from the Daily Telegraph, where you can flaunt your healthy mountain tan over lunch or dinner.
LA MARMITE, ST MORITZ, Switzerland
One of six restaurants in the Corviglia ski station (pictured), high on a mountain top and served by a funicular railway, La Marmite serves exclusive dishes such as lobster bisque, tuna sashimi with black truffles, salmon caviar and rack of red deer in a herb crust, served at tables with white cloths and silver candelabra. A three course meal with wine starts at £60 per person but beware: the sky's the limit (www.mathisfood.ch).
LE CAP HORN, COURCHEVEL 1850, France
Dress to impress and people-watch for celebrities and Muscovite millionaires in the nautical themed, 300-seater dining area of this former mountain refuge. Unexpectedly in a snowy mountain setting, the seafood comes highly recommended. Try the Le Panier Rouge, Canadian lobster, crab, Dublin Bay prawns and pink shrimps for two. From £70 per person with wine. (www.le-cap-horn.com/uk).
CHALET ETOILE, CERVINIA, Italy Ski down to this restaurant from Zermatt and see what’s on the menu, which changes daily. A recurring special is fish soup, filled with mussels and langoustines and, of course pasta is always present with mushrooms, with lobster or with clams. Main courses include a juicy steak or slow-roasted pork. Prices from £55 per person including a free grappa, which comes with your bill. (00 39 0166 940220, no website).