The Gourmet Event

24 - 31 January 2016

The Concept

This winter we are inviting you to join us for our first ever “Gourmet Getaway” in Morzine; an exclusive opportunity to experience fine dining in the mountains as it’s never been done before.

We’ve teamed up with celebrated Welsh chef James Sommerin who will be leaving behind his eponymously named restaurant in Cardiff to head up the kitchen in our Chalet des Amis.

Spend four glorious days indulging in food and wine from dusk ‘till dawn, in the world’s largest ski area.

24th – 27th and 28th – 31st January 2016




Mid-morning arrival in Morzine

Skiing in Morzine-Les Gets

Welcome reception

Cocktails and canapés with James Sommerin followed by a three-course dinner by Morgan Jupe



Breakfast by Morgan Jupe

Skiing in Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil

Dinner by James

Five-course tasting menu with wine flight by James Sommerin



Breakfast by Morgan Jupe

Skiing in Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil

Savoyarde Evening

An unforgettable meal in an exclusive mountain refuge



Brunch by James

Champagne brunch by James Sommerin

Late-morning departure from Morzine for early-afternoon flights from Geneva

What’s Included

An unforgettable dining experience, described above
Three night’s luxury accommodation in Chalet des Amis
Return transfers from Geneva Airport (provided by our partners)
Three day Portes du Soleil lift pass
Three day equipment hire: “Gold Package” ski/snowboard and boots

Prices From £995 per person

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The Chef

James started his career at the age of 12, working on Saturday mornings in an Italian restaurant in Newport, Wales. He spent his afternoons making bread and corned beef pasties with his Grandmother, to whom he is eternally grateful for inspiring his love and passion for cooking.

At the age of 16 James made the move to Scotland where he worked under the guidance of Richard Lythe, a chef who taught him the understanding of seasonality, quality and the essence of flavour.

After marrying his wife and becoming father to his first daughter, James and his young family decided to return to Wales. He became Head Chef of The Crown at Whitebrook after three years and obtained his first Michelin star in 2007, an achievement he is incredibly proud of.

In late April 2014 James opened his eponymously named restaurant on Penarth’s esplanade with his wife Louise. His contemporary cuisine is inspired by France but keenly British and extremely exciting. His flavour combinations are unusual but subtle and his presentation is stunning but approachable.

He and his family are incredibly excited to be joining us for their first family skiing trip this winter and we can’t wait for him to take over our chalet kitchen for the week!