Food Options in Chamonix, France

Mr 416expat and I have just gotten back from a really awesome ski vacation in the French Alps.  I never actually ever thought I would say that!  Regardless, it was an amazing trip and Mr 416expat will be posting lots of pictures soon.

While in Chamonix, we had the opportunity to try out a couple of different restaurants. I can honestly say we really lucked out.  The restaurants were all really good, but for wildly different reasons.

L’Impossible was our first stop and my favourite.  The restaurant itself was in a restored farmhouse.  It was really cosy inside!  We ate dinner there on Sunday night and each had really interesting meals.  The restaurant itself was in a restored farmhouse.  It was really cosy inside!  They started us with a delicious appetizer of warmed hummus with olive oil and tiny bread balls.  The bread balls were about the size of a small marble and seasoned with sea salt.  They were delicious!  This was followed by a roast pumpkin and apple soup and an interesting salad of broccoli, onion, and ricotta cheese.  I think I’ll work on recreating this one!  For our mains we enjoyed an oxtail ragu with an in house pasta as well as rabbit.  This was my first time trying rabbit and it was good.  I found it very hard to get past the cute bunny factor though.  Our dessert was a chocolate mousse that we shared (and devoured before a picture could be taken).  The meal ended with tea and coffee and an assortment of tasty cookies.  Definitely an excellent evening out!

Roast pumpkin and apple soup

Broccoli, Onion, and Ricotta Cheese Salad

Bacon-wrapped Rabbit with Polenta and Root Vegetables

Ox-Tail Ragu with Homemade Pasta

Chocolate Mousse - Or what's left of Chocolate Mouse

Treats to accompany our tea and coffee

The service at L’Impossible was amazing.  Our wine glass was never empty and we were left to enjoy our meal together.  I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quiet and intimate restaurant with amazing food.  Yum!

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