The regional inspirations of l’Alpage de Porrez
L’Alpage de Porrez is a link between the mountains of Haute-Savoie and the other gastronomic regions. The wines, the flavors, the cultural heritage of this gourmet France and its centuries-old art of living influence the cuisine and the atmosphere of the altitude restaurant every day, thus forging part of its identity.
L’Alpage de Porrez: the influence of regions in the heart of the mountains
We can no longer count the French culinary specialties which have made the gastronomic reputation of the country throughout the world. In 2010, the gastronomic meal of the French was listed by Unesco as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
At l’Alpage, Christophe’s cuisine is the result of a clever mix of flavors from around the world, the influence of the exceptional natural setting and the regional know-hows. Among the chef’s inspirations, Burgundy holds a special place. Gourmets will also find the flavors of this region in their plates through certain products made from it, such as pigeons supplied by producer Patrice Sanchez.
Land of gastronomy par excellence and wines in particular, Burgundy is worthily represented in Haute-Savoie thanks to l’Alpage de Porrez. The cellar created with passion by Laëtitia gives pride of place to the appellations of this wine region. Customers can thus travel from the mountains to the vineyards of Burgundy by being guided by their hosts.
Burgundy: a secular art of living
Land of independence under the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy (1364-1477), the region became a great European power, rivaling the kingdom of France. The vestiges of this prosperous period are visible everywhere in the region with architectural splendors such as the Palaces of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Hospices de Beaune and the many high places of the time.
The first traces of conservation and consumption of wine in Burgundy date from the 6th century BC. But it was under the aegis of the Dukes that the rules defining high quality standards came into force.
Today, the Burgundy vineyard stretches from the north of Chablis to the south of Mâconnais, through the departments of Yonne, Côte-d’Or and Saône-et-Loire. It is made up of 29,500 hectares of vines, 25,000 of which are qualified as Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC).
There are a total of 84 AOCs, including 7 regional, 44 Premier Crus and 33 Grand Crus. Almost 1.45 million hectoliters of wine are produced each year for around 200 million bottles offered for sale.
In 2015, the “climates” of the Burgundy vineyard made their entry on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.
Linked to this heritage, the region is also a fertile ground for gastronomic restaurants where many chefs have seen themselves sacred among the greatest.
Largely steeped in this territory rich in history and know-how, the experience of l’Alpage de Porrez is part of the sharing and transmission of an art of living recognized throughout the world.
To live an unforgettable experience and find the best of French gastronomic regions, reservations are required at l’Alpage de Porrez.