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Dinner in the Alps

A few years ago, my father and I did a seven day hike in the French Alps of Savoie at Vanoise National Park. Each day, we rose to the fresh, pure air of the mountains and hiked through breathtaking alpine scenery. As much as I love hiking, the best part of the day was when we arrived at our refuge for the night and sipped glass after glass of earthy Vin de Savoie as the sun set over the Alps and indulged in a delicious meal of local french cheese, meats, baguette and homemade root vegetable soup. Chicken or fish with savory rice or potatoes and pasta was next, followed by homemade dessert every night. There is nothing better than being rewarded with an enormous meal after a day hiking.

Vanoise National Park, France

Vanoise National Park, FranceVanoise National Park, France

Heading up to our first refuge for the night.

Vanoise National Park, France

Vanoise National Park, France

The reward

Vanoise National Park, France

Fromage blanc with fresh berries

Vanoise National Park, France

Vanoise National Park, France

Another refuge

Vanoise National Park, France

Vanoise National Park, France

Fresh apple pie

Vanoise National Park, France

What a view!

Vanoise National Park, France

Sunset

My favorite refuge in the Alps with gourmet food!

Vanoise National Park, France

And the best cheese of all

Vanoise National Park, France

Vanoise National Park, France

I still have yet to find Vin de Savoie in the States. I think I will need to go on another hike in the Alps!

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime.

38 comments

  1. What a wonderful time you must have had. I was reminded of the time I lived in Geneva and would drive off to Savoie sometimes on weekends for a summer day’s walk. Lovely countryside, with cheeses and wines I liked.

  2. What a wonderful time that must have been Nicole. It’s holiday I’d enjoy that’s for sure. Gorgeous countryside. It reminds me a little of my time in the Yukon and Northern BC.
    Alison

  3. Stunning photos as usual Nicole. I’m with you though, nothing beats after a long hard invigorating trek sitting back with a glass of red and enjoying wholesome food. My mum always said that food tastes better in the great outdoors.

  4. The.Restless.Worker

    Wow! You really can’t beat a good glass of red wine with a view. How amazing, and to have done it with your father as well, so lucky!

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