Val d Isere culinary celebration, Mar 2010

This season sees the first gastronomic festival take place in the resort, in the form of “PISTES GOURMANDES, la cuisine pure”, a pioneering event celebrating French and international cuisine, with an emphasis on sustainable development. Between the 15th – 20th March 2010 Val d’Isère will be welcoming a number of the greatest names in French and international gastronomy for a six day festival taking place in various locations around the resort. PISTES GOURMANDES, la cuisine pure aims to increase awareness of organic farming, fair trade and sustainable development as well as delighting foodies and their tastebuds. In recent years Val d’Isère has become a gastronome’s paradise with a tantalizing collection of critically acclaimed restaurants including the Michelin-starred La Table de l’Ours. The town is also undertaking long term investments aimed at limiting the impact of its activities on the local environment, making it the perfect location for a gastronomic event combining cuisine and sustainable development! The six day event will be attended by chefs including Yves Thuries, Guy Martin, Michel Roth and Jacques Pourcel and will include cookery workshops for adults and children. Themes include smoothie making, cuisine of the Ardèche, Loire and Drôme regions, l’escargot and all things chocolate! Events will take place around Val d’Isère at locations including the Town Hall, Les Barmes de l’Ours, l’Aigle des Neiges, the Tourist Office square and the Children’s Village. For a full schedule of events please visit To participate in a cooking lesson, visitors should go to the Tourist Office to book. Cooking lessons cost 35 Euros/per hour for adults and 20 Euros/per hour for children; Wine Tasting costs 20 Euros/per hour. Other events are free of charge.