There are dozens of restaurants in Verbier on and off piste but let me tell you about one that I still have dreams about today. Don't let the name fool you, but 'Al Capone' (http://www.alcapone-verbier.com) is for me by far the best restaurant there.
The atmosphere is not stuffy but very homely and the prices are reasonable for a mountain restaurant. You will have difficulty deciding what you want on their Italian & Swiss menu. We decided on the truffled tortellini that would blow you away, and the star of the night would have to be a traditional Swiss dish called 'Chicken in a basket'. It is half a roast chicken served with fries and comes with an amazing secret sauce that will have you dribbling for days to come. The last time I was in Verbier and came here I asked the manager what was in this sauce and where I could buy some to take back with me. "If I tell you, I'd have to kill you" he said. I know better than to mess with Al Capone, but if I had to guess there's a lot of home-made mayonnaise, vinaigrette and an unidentified dashing of curry and spice. Having concluded that the only way I could ever have this chicken and sauce again means I will have to come back to Verbier made me happy knowing this will not be my last time.
|Truffled tortellini mmmm|
|The one and only Chicken in Basket....that yellow sauce!!|
On the slopes we ate at Le Dahu (http://www.ledahu.ch) which sits at the bottom of the La Chaux Express lift. Having burnt 800kcal on your morning skiing, all you want now is a cheesy and carb filled lunch and La Dahu will give you just that. The menu ranges from fondue, soups, salads, steak, pizza and a local speciality croute au fromage. And what really makes the place is its location because the restaurant over looks the valley and mountain chains opposite. It really is a stunning view to have lunch, and it also offers a huge terrace for sunny days and for those people who do not mind eating in the cold. I need comfort and warmth when I eat, I need to take off my jacket, undo my boots and sit for a long and slightly boozy lunch. Afternoon skiing as you can imagine is much less productive.
|Simona's Croute au Fromage...gooey cheeseness|
|View from La Dahu|