Meribel Apres Ski Report: 5th April 2013
Jack Franks | Meribel Reporter | published: 5th April 2013
With only a couple of weeks left of the season, this is the perfect time to rush out and do all of those things that you said you were going to do five months ago before you discovered Mutzig. Over the last week I have done exactly that by eating in new restaurants, skiing in new areas and drinking in new bars. I even took every single ski lift in Meribel (there are 40 of them) in just one day, resulting in a very sunburned nose, but that is another report entirely.
Not all of these experiences were entirely pleasant but some of them were good enough to make up for the rest. On Easter sunday I went for an afternoon hot chocolate at La Maison. As previously reported by Caroline, La Maison is a charming little wine bar in the middle of town just behind the bus stops near the Taverne. I popped in for a hot chocolate at about 4 in the afternoon and was so enamoured with the place that I returned that very same evening for a bottle of wine and a delicious selection of cheese.
My girlfriend and I sat in comfortable old armchairs, surrounded by shelves of old tea cups and pots, jars of homemade jam and faded photographs of strangers. The place has a cosy feel and a relaxed atmosphere. A bottle of wine and extensive cheeseboard with as much crusty bread as we wanted came to less than €20 each and for the two blissful hours I spent stuffing my face with lovely smelly cheese and washing it down with a bottle of Savoyard wine I think it was an absolute steal.
The proprietors, Brigitte and Gerard, are a warm and friendly pair. They have been in Meribel for years and after a successful season I am pleased to report that La Maison will be opening its doors once again next winter. Thankfully as I intend to work my way through their selection of desserts and cured meats as well as revisiting that cheeseboard.
Yesterday evening, after introducing a couple of friends to La Maison, I was hungry to explore some more new places so we strolled down the road to a bar called Fifty 50. This bar has been in Meribel for as long as I can remember but for some reason I have never gone inside.
Two beers and a coke came to €20 and a dog tried to drink my beer. It was a nice dog though.
Finally, next Thursday, the party experts from Ibiza Rocks will be hosting an epic end of season apres party at The Rond Point. Expect amazing music from some incredible special guest DJs.
More information to follow!