Opened in 2005, Le Bistrot is a hotel restaurant run by a young chef, Mickey Bourdillat. His cooking is both simple and sophisticated and rightly led him to receiving his first Michelin star at just 37.
Mickey provides simple but inventive cooking. His philosophy: “Everything is already there on the plate; there’s no need to add anything else.” Mickey goes straight to the heart of the matter and focuses on taste and taste alone, as this is what counts the most after all.
At Le Bistrot, the ingredients are sourced from their area of origin and they only use vegetables that are in season. What you eat in the restaurant is either produced locally which the chef tracks down himself, or comes from neighbouring Switzerland and Italy.
Thoroughly dedicated, this chef combines tastes and flavours with true talent and creativity. It’s all comes down to the attention to detail that makes the dishes different, delicious and surprising and, as a result, has created the excellent reputation of Le Bistrot in and around Chamonix. the restaurant is situated right by the Aiguille Midi station on Avenue de l'aiguille du Midi.
Sophisticated starters such as parmesan tart and mackerel, crystallized lemon and tapenade (savoury spread made with pureed olives) or fully cooked duck foie gras served cold, gingerbread and apple jelly (€14).
Followed by, delicious mains such as fillet of duckling, asparagus fricassée and peanut crunch or marinated red tuna and crunchy potatoes dipped in virgin olive oil (€19).
To finish off, gourmet desserts such as clafoutis framboise (raspberry flavoured batter pudding), gently-fried raspberries and sorbet or crunchy chocolate and caramel (€ 9).
Set menus are also available ranging from a two course lunch menu at €17 to a five course evening menu at €65. Not forgetting of course the lobster menu; 4 mains courses, 4 different ways of cooking lobster! €80.
What could be more interesting than learning about gastronomy from those who are truely passionate about their profession? Once a month Mickey and Valéry hold cookery and cocktail mixing classes in the Bistrot.
From 3.00 to 7.00pm you will be given a grounding in wine tasting and, with the help of your teachers, get to create your own dishes and cocktails. This will then be followed by a chance to taste all your creations for dinner. Cost: 100 euros (maximum of 10 people per course).
Watch the following video to see the chefs rustle up a gourmet meal in a mountain refuge!
For further details, visit the website or contact the restaurant directly using the 'make an enquiry' box.
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Cuisine: Fine Dining | French - Modern | Michelin Starred
Property Style: City Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 145 Avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc, FranceChamonix - Centre |