Enjoy culinary treats in Haute Savoie

In Haute Savoie they are used to serving heavy meals. After a long mountain hike in the summer or a day of skiing in the winter, many calories have been consumed and need to be replenished. The dishes from the region certainly take care of that and they taste excellent, both during the winter and the summer.

The raclette de Savoie is a tasty dish of melted cheese which is eaten with potatoes or bread. Centuries ago, the local shepherds melted a piece of cheese over a wood fire. When the cheese is melted it is scraped off with a knife. The name refers to the French word râcler, which means scraping.
Another local specialty is cheese fondue. According to the French, the fondue Savoyarde is the real deal, with Comté de Savoie, Beaufort and Tomme de Savoie. Cheese fondue is eaten from a Caquelon, a thick-walled pan, which is smeared with garlic and kept warm while eating so that the fondue does not solidify. The word fondue comes from the French word fondre (melting).
A good portion of Reblochon, potatoes, cream, onion and bacon and you will have yourself a tasty Tartiflette. The well-stocked casserole is not a light meal but tastes delicious. The dish was devised by the cheese farmers as a mean to sell their Reblochon cheese.

Restaurants in La Chapelle d'Abondance and surroundings


Chef Lieu

Les Cornettes

43 Route des Frasses
74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

Les Gentianettes

73 Route de Chevennes
74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance


109 Route des Frasses
74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

Fleur de Neige

564 Route de Vonnes
74390 Châtel

Le Clos Savoyard

335 Route du Clos
74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

Atelier Jacky

Derrière le Nant
74360 La Chapelle d'Abondance

Le Fer Rouge

557 Route des Frasses
74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

Ôberge de BounavÔ

3 route du col du Corbier
74360 Bonnevaux

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