Lac Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France - photo by Patrick Nouhailler under CC BY-SA 2.0
Lac Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France - photo by Patrick Nouhailler under CC BY-SA 2.0

FRENCH ALPS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain French Alps for his show, Parts Unknown Season 10 Episode 2 (originally aired October 8, 2017):

DISH – ’66 Vin Rouge, Foie Gras, Côte de Veau and Plateau de Fromages

WHAT IS IT?

’66 Vin Rouge – 1966 red wine from Château Latour in the commune of Pauillac; Foie Gras – pan-seared foie gras; Côte de Veau – gently seared and pan-roasted loin of veal with mushroom sauce and a medley of vegetables; Plateau de Fromages – a platter of French cheeses, including Tomme de Chèvre, Tomme de Savoie, and fromages de chèvre frais.

WHERE IS IT?

Plan Joran
Domaine des Grands -montets
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

ANTHONY BOURDAIN FRENCH ALPS NOTES

This is where Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert started their week of good food, good wine, cheese and skiing.

DISH – Croûte aux Morilles and Farçon

WHAT IS IT?

Croûte aux Morilles – toasted bread, morel mushrooms and cream; Farçon – loaf of potato, bacon, dried fruit and cream, slowly steamed in a bain-marie.

WHERE IS IT?

La Crèmerie
766 Chemin de la Glacière
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

ANTHONY BOURDAIN FRENCH ALPS NOTES

In Parts Unknown French Alps, Anthony Bourdain describes La Crèmerie as “a special place at the bottom of the mountain.”

DISH – Raclette and Fondue Savoyarde

WHAT IS IT?

Raclette – heated semi-hard cheese wheel, with the melted part scraped for consumption; Fondue Savoyarde – melted French cheese in a pot.

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WHERE IS IT?

Hôtel du Buet
2026 route du col
Vallorcine, France

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN FRENCH ALPS NOTES

Family-run business for more than 130 years, famed for its iconic raclette and fondue.

DISH – Antipasti de Salumi, Gnocchetti alla Fonduta, Ravioli and Polenta con Goulash

WHAT IS IT?

Antipasti de Salumi – appetizer of salami made from chamois meat; Gnocchetti alla Fonduta – gnocchi with fondue; Ravioli – pasta dough with filling and tomato sauce; Polenta con Goulash – creamy polenta with braised beef.

WHERE IS IT?

Maison Rosset
Passaggio Rosset, 1
Nus AO, Italy

ANTHONY BOURDAIN FRENCH ALPS NOTES

In Parts Unknown French Alps, Anthony Bourdain shares that Maison Rosset “a long and storied” pasta “history in the Aosta Valley.”

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