Let’s go Skiing!

13th December 2012

The Fish & Pips team in Val d'Isere are almost at the end of the second week of guests, time flies! The chefs are producing some amazing food and the hosts are making sure glasses are never empty. With things up and running in the chalets, the team are getting some well deserved time on the mountain. The temperatures have dropped, the sun has been out and the snow has been incredible. [cap...

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While the chefs are away, the hosts will play!

3rd December 2012

So, half way through training and the chefs all gathered in Val d'Isere for some quality time with Adam Byatt, our resident 'Super Chef'! So what else were the hosts going to do in Meribel but head straight for the kitchen. Cake making....well that was the idea, didn't all go quite as planned!           Emily's got a little stuck, Lucy's ended up all over the oven and Jed's nearly...

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Out with the ‘Old’ in with the ‘New’!

21st November 2012

Back in the Alps at last after an amazing summer on Alderney...only for 2 weeks though. I am at last hanging up my skis, well maybe just giving them a rest for a while. After 9 seasons I have decided to take the winter off and head towards a warmer climate for a few weeks. So let me introduce Holly Richardson who is going to take my place and run Val d'Isere resort for the winter. Holly has loads...

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Wine Tasting Evening at Neal’s Yard Dairy

23rd October 2012

With winter just around the corner, it falls to us at F&P HQ to go through the arduous task of selecting our wine list for the coming winter (definitely one of the tougher parts of the job!).  We always need a little bit of help, advice and spare taste buds and this comes in the form of several willing friends of F&P, journalists, a couple of team members, the ladies at Mad Dog Ski and of...

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Food Glorious Food

24th September 2012

One of the hardest parts of the recruitment process is giving all our budding chef applicants a trial run in the kitchen.  The task is simple: cook a 2 course meal for 2 people with a budget of £20.  Holly and I are lucky enough to be those 2 people!!  Like I said - one of the hardest parts of the job!  Unfortunately as we come from various corners of Europe (Meribel and the Channel Islands)...

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27th August 2012

Our late summer deals are now up. Visit our website www.fishandpips.co.uk or contact Babs - enquiries@fishandpips.com for more information.

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£77.98 for Return Flights to Geneva on 12th January 2013

22nd August 2012

On my internet musings and endless quest for the cheapest way to get to and from the Alps I found myself looking up the cost of flights in January with (please don't sigh) Easyjet... They may be a course in anger management in themselves, to quote my good friend Daisy, but for their sins, EasyJet flights have been the salvation of many ski holidays, and many bank balances! To give you an example...

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Some Definitions*

17th August 2012

I was thinking the other day about skiing and I found this marvellous little book I have had for years... There are some interesting definitions, very silly but some ring rather true! A reminder of why we love this rather silly sport! Dryland Training: A Physical workout or practice session undertaken off the slopes or out of skiing season. THere are a number of exercises and drills that can h...

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Fete à Fanfoué – Les Allues

10th August 2012

So with the summer in full swing here in the mountains, I thought I would post about one of the highlights of the Meribel summer calendar - the Fete à Fanfoué in Les Allues. An annual event that spans a whole weekend, including a gala dinner, fireworks, market stalls, traditional costumes, génépi (lots of it!), cheese (of course) and some rather touching sentiments centrered around the battle...

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