Thursday 6 August 2015

La Chaudanne, Route de la Plagne, Morzine, France

Image from La Chaudanne's web site
One of the better value restaurants in Morzine, La Chaudanne offers a very keenly-priced Les Tranchants menu (three courses for about 22 euros) that is perfect for feeding a horde of teenagers. To start, the chicken salad is delicious and probably better for you than the other option - rabbit rillettes. For a main course, the cod fish, with basil and pistachio pesto, also hits the spot. For desert, there are several high sugar options or cheese. But if you want something relatively light, the two boules of ice cream is pretty good. In the summer, you can sit outside on the spacious terrace, surrounded by wood and off-duty mountain bikers. Service is excellent, while the table water is cold and you'll get plenty of decent bread.  A pint of fine Warsteiner beer is 6.5 euros or the extensive French wine list has bottles starting at just 13 euros. As you dine, you may be tempted to sing along with the diva crooning out pop and rock classics from the eighties. La Chaudanne delivers a good atmosphere, good food and good value. 8/10