Indian Takeaway Opens on our Doorstep

Surprised and excited to hear from a recent visitor to Praz-sur-Arly that a restaurant offering Indian food to take away has opened just 5 mins away – Sri Lankan food to be precise.

Called Lanka Food, it offers a small menu (see below) – plus specials that change every day apparently – of Sri Lankan food and Indian curry staples, for food to go or delivery.

Lanka Food is located on the Route de Varins – on the path from our apartment into town – right next door to the Derby Sport equipment hire shop and opposite the Doctors. Apart from K-Bane it’s now the closest restaurant!   

It’s getting a full 5 starts from it’s first 30+ reviews on Facebook.

We are blessed with so many amazing restaurants in the area but from time to time we crave something spicy and aromatic and now we have an option other than cooking it ourselves.

 

  

Restaurant Le Toi du Monde

Megève does not have a monopoly on Michelin -recommended restaurants! Just 5 mins drive from the apartment, heading out of Praz-sur-Arly in the direction of Flumet/Albertville and just set back on the right – is the Toi du Monde. It’s a barn converted into an acclaimed restaurant.

Somehow we’ve not yet been since it opened a couple of years ago. But this summer our sister/in-law and family visited Praz for the first time and came back raving about it – the best of all the great places they ate at.  And everyone else would seem to agree, based on its near perfect review scores and it’s Michelin stars!

They also have a few rooms to rent.

Checkout their website. Facebook and Tripadvisor.

Hello Les Ronins!

We shall miss Les Trappeurs, a stalwart of the Praz restaurant scene, always standing alongside Le Bergerie and Les Sapins in the heart of the village with a pretty decent french onion soup. But in it’s place has risen Le Ronins!

We noticed the newcomer it on our brief pandemic visit in the Summer of 2020 but didn’t get a chance to try it . Our friends in Les Sapin told us it has been opened by a chef from a top Megéve restaurant looking to strike out on his own with his wife. So happy they have chosen our little Praz. And going by the reviews on their Facebook page and TripAdvisor, the food sounds amazing!

The Moufle is now the Local Bar

Praz sur Arly’s funkiest drinking establishment reopened this season under new management and with a new name: the Local Bar.

The decor has been updated – but no more than we’ve been used too between seasons – and is still very hip. And there is still an amazing array of craft and local beers on offer. So no change there. We have not tried the bar snacks (if there are any) or experienced the entertainment but there’s no reason to think it is not as good as before. The welcome and service is certainly very friendly.

Check out their Facebook page on the relaunch here

 

Eat in or Eat out?

local speciality tartiflette

One of the great benefits of renting a ski apartment over a hotel room, is you get to choose whether to eat out or eat in. And, given the high cost of skiing, doing some of the latter helps reduce the guilt of going nice places for the former.

There are a bunch of great restaurants just a short walk away, from crêpes and pizza (lots of pizza!) to classic savoyard cuisine, such as tartiflette and fondu. Some are mentioned on this website. And pop in the car and your choice is near limitless, from the fanciest McDondald you’ll ever see to the several Michelin-starred restaurants dotted around Megève.

But, in my mind, nothing beats a home-made family meal around the big table in apartment #106 Chalet le Chanteret, to the sound of Nostalgie playing on the radio, prepared in the small but perfectly formed kitchen. And it also provides an opportunity for a break from the fromage and charcuterie that dominates alpine menus, or lets your fussy eaters get some sustenance without making a scene.

why not eat in chalet le chanteret

Supermarkets, delis etc.

And really, you can prepare anything thanks to the abundance of produce and ingredients available nearby. Just 5 mins away, on the way into Megève, is the biggest and best supermarket in the region, the Intermarché Super. It has always been well stocked but in 2018 it was expanded further and rennovated, and joined next-door by a dedicated organic shop.  The deli is bigger and there is a new prepared food section. The quality of the fresh produce is so much better than most UK supermarkets and you can find ingredients from round the world, from thai curry paste to Heinz baked-beans.

If you don’t have a car, are here for just a few days or just need a top-up, there’s also a well-stocked Sherpa supermarket in the centre of the Praz, as well as a couple of great delis and the amazing Boulangerie/Patisserie. 

Do help yourselves to any staples or spices  you find in the cupboards but please make sure you replace anything you finish.