Single pot Alpine recipes for hungry skiers with French chef Mickael Weiss
You know the feeling, exhausted and ravenous from a day’s skiing or snowboarding, you arrive back at your apartment, and the last thing you want to do is spend ages preparing and cooking a meal. And let’s face it, eating out every night can be expensive and it’s not always convenient – especially with a young family in tow.
But what should you cook? Well, as luck would have it, the talented and incredibly lovely chef Mickael Weiss was on hand at the 3 Vallées Bar at this year’s Ski Show, where he put together a series of three simple, yet tasty single pot dishes, exclusively for Pierre & Vacances and the 3 Vallées. Each dish can be made in under 20 minutes using classic French Alpine ingredients, readily available in resorts and in even the smallest apartment kitchen. Please note: for smaller ovens, either start with a casserole dish or transfer to put in the oven.
Dish 1 – One Pan Frittata
Dish 2 – Local Ham and Saffron Rice Casserole
Dish 3 – Single Pot Tartiflette
You can download Mickael Weiss’ single pot Alpine recipes for hungry skiers here: Single pot ski recipes – Mickael Weiss
Mickael Weiss, Executive Head Chef for nearly a decade at Coq d’Argent, the landmark City restaurant, is one of the best-established French chefs around. During his career, he has gained experience at revered dining establishments such as Le Gavroche, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and The Walnut Tree Inn. He has also held the position of head chef at Kartouche, followed by stints at Chapter One and Bleeding Heart, before settling at Coq d’Argent in December 2000. During the last 10 years Weiss has provided consultancy for the likes of Orrery helping to retain it’s Michelin Star, Sartoria and Quaglino’s.
Mickael is also a TV veteran having appeared as the chef on the BBC’s Supersizers programmes with Giles Coren and Sue Perkins, where he prepared a feast fit for King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He has also worked on Master Chef series 1 and 2, and Celebrity Master Chef 2008.
Three Pierre & Vacances apartments in the 3 Vallees:
1. Modern and chic
Pierre & Vacances’ newly renovated Le Christiana residence in the Trois Vallées resort of La Tania offers spectacular views of the valley as well as ski-in/ski-out convenience. The property is located in the centre of the resort, which also boasts the Michelin-starred Le Farçon restaurant, making it a great base for foodies!
2. Traditional comfort
The residence “Les Fermes de Méribel” has spacious and comfortable apartments divided between six small stone and wood chalets. It lies in a pleasant wooded environment in the heart of Méribel Village, and has direct access to the slopes.
3. On a budget
The Résidence Maeva Belle Plagne Les Gémeaux has been newly renovated with funky modern furnishings and is an ideal location in the ski-in/ski-out hamlet of Belle Plagne.