Skiing the Alps - Looking for good food recommendations
- ocshooter Feb 5, 2010 04:10 PM
A friend and I are going to the Alps for a bit over a week in March. We are staying in Interlaken, Zermatt and Chamonix. I am looking for good recommendations for these towns. Moderate priced places for dinner and bars are really what I am after, but if there is a place that is mind-blowing special, let me know.
Breakfast is usually taken care of at the hotel (blah I know, but we need to get out on the slopes) and lunch will be on the mountain, so the free time is dinner and apres-ski.
Oh, please try the Luegibruggli Restaurant while you are in Interlaken! It has fabulous and sophisticated Swiss cuisine, charming waitstaff, and one of the best views you will ever dine in front of- all of the Jungfrau Massif and the cerulean Thunersee. It is on the road to Beatenberg- the road crosses the Aare River next to Interlaken West station, about 10 minutes up. You can take the bus up if you don't have a car, it leaves once every hour and stops in front of the Luegibruggli, but make sure you don't miss the last bus!
If you are there on a mildish day, take your favorite beverage out on the terrace after you order. Don't be intimidated by the menu- it's in German (duh!) and is printed in the Olde style lettering. But if you know the German words for beef, lamb, chicken, etc, you will get something delicious. This restaurant is elegant without being stuffy or formal, you don't need a tux or a tie, just a tidy and dignified casual outfit. It's not cheap, but it's not grandly expensive, either. And if you can/wish to, ride the bus or drive your car up through Beatenberg- it's still very authentic and unspoiled with fabulous views. Have a good trip!