Bubbling hot tubs

11th December 2009

Hot tubs are a huge highlight to any holiday, so at F&P we need to make sure they are run correctly and according to all regulations.  The team all listened in and we have 2 fully functioning steamy hot tubs going ready for the winter now!

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Stacking the logs…

7th December 2009

Always good for team building - the log delivery arrived on Thursday morning and as usual was tipped from the truck ready for the team to stack.  The chain method was abandonned for the 'grab a few a walk' method which proved much faster!

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The new F&P team arrives in Meribel

3rd December 2009

The new team of Abi, Nick, Kev, Vinny, Jenny, Alice, Becky, Sarah, Matt and James are all beavering away getting ready for the start of the season, and we are very excited to have them here!

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welove2ski – Cook off competition

1st December 2009

Holly and I have been busy all afternoon with a competition we have been running on www.welove2ski.com .  Entrants needed to submit a recipe that was easy and delicious and could be cooked in 2 hours. We then chose a short list of 3: Chicken Bhuna - sent in by Alister Hodgson of Bishop Auckland Lamb stew - from Saskia Weijand in London Home-made sausages with creamy colcannon and fresh apple...

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Abi and Nick at the helm for winter 2009-10

1st December 2009

This winter we are delighted to have Abi Kernahan and Nick Payne back for the season as our resort managers.  Both Abi and Nick first came to F&P in 2007 and have worked as our chalet host and chef in Chalet Le Christophe since.  This winter they are handing over the baton to Vinny and his host so they can take up their new roles.  Abi will be our resort manager and Nick will be our consult...

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Times Chalet Chef Award 2010 – VINNY WINS AWARD!

18th November 2009

We are totally thrilled and overjoyed that on Monday Vinny competed in the finals of the Times Chalet Chef 2010 Award (mass market) and FISH&PIPS were victorious! Vinny's winning menu: Homemade spag bol Tuna tartar with horseradish creme fraiche in a black pepper tuile Panfried duck breast with confit duck stuffed ravioli and a butternut squash and chestnut puree Molten chocolate raspberry ca...

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Putting the recipes to the test…

16th November 2009

We would love anyone who has bought a copy of 'A Portion of Fish&Pips, The Cookbook' and cooked something from it, so send in a pic! Laura and Ed had a go on Friday night, Lychee and Sweet Potatoe Red Curry - mmmmmm!

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Just a little portion of drama for the launch of ‘A Portion of Fish&Pips’

16th November 2009

Thursday finally saw the launch of our first cookbook 'A Portion of Fish&Pips, The Cookbook' at Soho's Player bar.  It wasn't exactly all plain sailing to the launch.  Both Holly and I aged a little last week when blood pressures were sent sky high as the books were inpounded at customs in Dover - the driver of the vehicle from the printers in Lithuania had been caught with contraband!  A...

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Saving some pennies…

9th November 2009

It seems the large package tour operators have been trying to lobby the lift companies to lower their prices to reflect the drop in the value of sterling. For the full article on merinet.com http://www.merinet.com/whats_new_article.php?id_whats_new=5671&id_back=1 At Fish&Pips we are doing all we can to make sure your hard earned holiday money goes that little bit further. For the first tim...

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