Head to the peaks of Courmayeur Mont Blanc for the return of Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience this March – a long weekend featuring Michelin-starred feasts courtesy of Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth and renowned local-chef Paolo Griffa
Get ready for a weekend of shredding with some seriously gourmet fuel. Courmayeur Mont Blanc in Italy is hosting the return of the 7th Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience, taking place in spring from 17th to 20th March 2022. Created by Momentum Ski’s Amin Momen and Heston Blumenthal, this foodie event is a must-book for any fine dining aficionado – especially for those who’ve been missing the slopes.
2022 will be no exception and will celebrate the return of the highly anticipated ski season in style – playing host to three Michelin star chefs: Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth and renowned local-chef Paolo Griffa in collaboration with Grand Hotel Royal & Golf.
Courmayeur is situated on the Italian side of Mont Blanc and is a traditional yet sophisticated resort full of history and charm and surrounded by spectacular scenery. As well as the dining delights, attendees can enjoy superb shopping, world-class restaurants and bars, a fantastic choice of accommodation for all budgets and a fabulous après-ski scene.
World-class dining options abound in Courmayeur helping the resort to earn quite a reputation among foodies. Highlights include the hearty, local Val d’Aosta cuisine, delicious local Mont Blanc wines, an abundance of local produce and traditional, alpine dishes.
Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience Hosted by Courmayeur Mont Blanc:
Announcing a new dinner-only format for Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience 2022, this season’s new flexible set-up will offer dinners available to book separately as well as a range of accommodation options, flights and transfers as available add-ons. The format of the event lends itself perfectly to groups of friends, individuals and families alike – all with a common interest in high-end, gourmet food.
The dinners will take place around and, on the slopes, as well as at the five-star Grand Hotel Royal & Golf, situated in the heart of Courmayeur, a hotel featuring luxury suites, a spa and a Michelin-Star restaurant, Petit Royal, ran by Head Chef Paolo Griffa.
Paolo will be joined by Tom Kerridge, who holds 3 Michelin stars, along with newcomer Michelin chef Paul Ainsworth, to dream up more Michelin starred mountain feasts. Past chefs at the Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience have included Marcus Wareing, Clare Smyth, Jason Atherton and Sat Bains – all warmly hosted by Courmayeur.
Thursday 17th March
The first dinner to launch Gourmet Ski will be a rustic, informal and local dinner where world-renowned chefs will first meet their guests and spend quality time with them. Priced at £160 per person.
Friday 18th March
Tom Kerridge & Paul Ainsworth will produce a stellar tasting dinner on the mountain at La Chaumière. Accessible only by cable car and snowmobile. The pair will prepare some of their signature dishes in the rustic environment of a wood and stone chalet, La Chaumière. Five course tasting dinner with wines, including cable car transport. Priced at £210 per person.
Saturday 19th March
The gourmet tasting evening at the Grand Hotel Royal & Golf, home to local Italian Michelin starred chef Paolo Griffa, will showcase Tom Kerridge’s & Paul Ainsworth’s more elaborate UK signature dishes with a twist of the mountains and their unique approaches. The three chefs will collaborate by cooking a seven-course tasting dinner with wine pairings. Priced at £220 per person.
Sunday 20th March
The gourmet atmosphere in Courmayeur continues through the streets downtown, in the high-level restaurants of the city centre, where local chefs enhance traditional dishes, using the highest quality raw materials whilst embracing new ingredients and innovative cooking techniques.
There will be no shortage of professional mixologists in the fashionable club district of Via Roma and on the slopes of Courmayeur, where you can taste many signature and classic cocktails. Courmayeur Mont Blanc, the capital of high-level food and mixology, will continue to host events, appointments and initiatives dedicated to taste throughout March.