A fine selection of some exceptional products
At l’Alpage de Porrez, the selection of products is a very rigorous process and carries special attention. For At l’Alpage de Porrez, the selection of products is a very rigorous process that requires special attention. For example, when we selected the two brands of Madagascar Caviar for our summer menus, over 40 references were tasted.
Alpage de Porrez : a journey of flavors
Bringing back memories of one’s trips keeps the experiences and atmospheres alive. Owners of l’Alpage de Porrez, Laëtitia and Christian, for their part, have become used to bringing back flavors, tastes and scents from their travels.
In order to remember those moments spent at the end of the world or in the next region and share them with their customers, they introduce these exceptional products at their altitude restaurant. Sublimated by Chef Christophe they lead to tasty moments of sharing.
Once initiated, customers remember these “pieces of travel” dear to this trio. Among these products, caviar from Madagascar has recently been added to the menus, for Christophe’s pleasure, who is always enthusiastic about the idea of working with very special products.
A crazy bet in paradise
From Haute Couture caviar production, there is only one step that three French people have taken a dozen years ago. Established in Madagascar since the 90s, Delphyne and Christophe Dabezies and their partner Alexandre Guerrier are entrepreneurs in the luxury industry.
Seeking to diversify, these three gastronomy enthusiasts had a revelation by watching a documentary about a French sturgeon farm. They decide to produce caviar on the Continent Island. The Acipenser Farm (named after a species of sturgeon), was created in 2009, in the pure waters of Lake Mantasoa, about 60 kilometers east from the capital Antananarivo.
Perched at an altitude of nearly 1,400 meters, this 2,000-hectare artificial lake surrounded by small hills provides an environment protected from any pollution. The ideal place to breed tens of thousands of specimens imported from Russia, including beluga and Acipenser Persicus, two strictly selected pure sturgeon species.
Rova Caviar et Kasnodar Caviar: star products
Patiently, the three entrepreneurs crossed the obstacles step by step to achieve their project. In a few years, their Rova Caviar and Kasnodar Caviar brands have risen to the level of other flagship products of the island such as cocoa and vanilla.
Since the first egg harvest in 2017, Malagasy caviar has also made itself an international name. With excellent characteristics including great finesse on the palate, Acipenser Farm supplies the greatest tables and the best hotels, from Dubai to the Seychelles via Mauritius, South Africa, Japan, Hong-Kong or Australia.
Without forgetting France, of course, where “brown gold” lovers can taste these exceptional caviars at l’Alpage de Porrez, with a view of the magnificent Aravis mountain range.
Reservations for lunch or dinner are required to enjoy this gastronomic mountain restaurant, unique in Europe for its natural setting and its intimate capacity.