Alpine themed bar, food store & eatery.
The red and white flag which hangs outside leaves you with no doubt: you are in Savoyard territory. The two entrepreneur owners who run this Savoyard bar met each other at college in Chambery. In their épicerie-cum-wine bar, you can only find products that come direct from the producer. On the shelves downstairs, they sell the famous crozet (a square-shaped wheat pasta that often accompanies Savoyard dishes), such as ball of Beaufort cheese, small smoked sausage, génépi (a traditional herbal liqueur) and the bar’s signature Mont Blanc beer. A little staircase takes you up to the most magnificent set of cheese wheels. Summer Beaufort from Bourg-Saint-Maurice (€34 kg) Eric Mainbourg's mature tomme (€26 kg), farmer’s raclette (€24 kg), and Termignon de Catherine Richard blue cheese (€50 kg). For wine, there's a number of native vineyards plus some less recognised names like rousette and mondeuse. The bar regularly puts on tastings on friday evenings with wine producers.
Another strong point is that you can order from the table. There are a few tables on the terrace and some downstairs where you can sip on a draught Mont Blanc beer (€6 for a pint) and a delicious mixed board for €19… So you can feel as Savoyard as Prince Emmanuel himself.
|Venue name:||Maison de Savoie|
69 rue d'Argout
|Opening hours:||Tues-Fri, 11am-2.30pm & 5.30pm-8.30pm (10pm Thurs & Fri); Sat, 11am-8pm.|
|Price:||€6 the pint during happy hour, boards from €19|