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Valentine's Day in 2 Alpes 2016

Where to take that special someone for Valentine's Day

featured in News & reviews Author Dianne Frazer, Guest Reporter Updated

If you are lucky enough to be in Les Deux Alpes this coming Valentine's Day, you might be wondering where to go for a romantic evening out. Here are a few of the best choices, and a couple of alternative ideas too!

Go Corsican

The Casa Nostra in the centre of town would be a great choice. This place has Corsican specialties on the menu as well as the mountain classics. There is a special sushi evening once a week, and the place is tasteful and stylish - enough wood to be a nod to the Alps, but a change from the usual ski lodge decor that can get a little bit overdone.

It's quite small, with a little bar in the front where you can also get a really great choice of tapas. You’ll probably need to book, and like many restaurants here, Alex and his team usually put on a special Valentines evening menu, which you can look out for on their electronic menu board outside. Popular on their evening menu is the Corsican delicatessen platter with wild boar terrine (13 euros) and the Panna Cotta with slated caramel butter (6 euros). There is a great choice of wine, and even the wine by the glass is very good as they are the only place I know of in town who have the fancy wine cooler that vacuum seals the bottles after each serving.

inside a restaurant in the alps

Go Kitsch

Crepes a GoGo always makes a huge effort for every special event in the calendar, and Valentine's night is no exception - you’ll spot it a mile away as the front terrace will be festooned with dangling hearts and ribbons! It’s the kind of place to put on your Christmas jumper and choose fondue, very cute and traditionally alpine themed inside; you really need to like Raclette, pierrade (hot rock where you cook your own meat at the table), fondue or, you guessed it - crepes - of every savoury or sweet variety imaginable! This L2A classic is very popular and normally has two sittings per evening, so definitely book ahead.

a raclette dinne in a retaurant

Go Classy

Le Raisin d’Ours is more at the ‘gourmet’ end of the spectrum, with a well respected chef, and is often chosen by the locals as the place to eat for a special occasion for it’s modern French cuisine (main courses between 18 and 28 euros) - scallops with chorizo and linguine's pasta, baked marrow, ham with truffles and burger with foie gras are on this years menu.

the outside of a restaurant in 2alpes in the snow

A Piste Side Picnic

As its really the thought that counts, how about a surprise piste picnic? Go to the boulangerie in the morning - they all sell ready made sandwiches, quiches, and tasty cakes, pack a rucksack and pop that bottle of champagne in the snow to chill! Weather permitting of course (and take two carrier bags or bin liners to sit on whilst you’re packing) head up just behind the Vallee Blanche chair onto the walking track if you are on foot, or if you are skiing then the areas in the Gours section are pretty and sheltered, or at the top of the la toura.

a piste in les deux alpes

Or.. Don't Go Out!

How about a romantic night in?? Le Fin Gourmet, the butchers/deli at the Venosc end of town, will give you everything you need - you buy the cheese from them for the raclette and they will give you the machine free of charge, and plate up the cold meats etc - virtually no prep or washing up!! They also have a great selection of deli style salads and starters, so there’s really no excuse even if its a small French apartment with a galley kitchen that you are staying in.

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