In Chamonix, the Casse-Croute festival highlights gastronomy

In Chamonix, the Casse-Croute festival highlights gastronomy

Famous for its views of the Mont-Blanc massif and hiking to its snow-capped peaks, the Chamonix resort is also at the heart of a region supported by talented producers and chefs. The ecosystem that Vincent Carry, founder of Nuits sonores, in Lyon, invites you to discover with the new Casse-crust festival.

“Our idea was to create an off-season event, at a time when the Chamoniards are available, when they have a less touristic attitude towards their hosts. We believe that travel must be reinvented. The mountain must get out of skiing by developing more measured tourism, and we want to incorporate our stone into this building.” he explains, praising the mountain in autumn, the season of chimney fires and mushroom picking.

Tasting excursions and bar life

This friendly festival will offer debates and meetings about gastronomy, the environment, with personalities such as chef Nadia Sammut, lunches and dinners in resort facilities with excellent chefs selected from the Alpine arc, from Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland or France, and a soup competition, canteen open throughout the festival with wine tasting “but also a live music program that will spice up the festival in bars in the city or in the Maison des artistes”.

There will also be walks through the streets to discover the facades of the city – whose spirit is close to the aesthetics of the film director Wes Anderson – during which we will discuss the architecture and history of the palaces yesterday and today.

The festival extends beyond the resort and offers discovery of the territory, delicious trips to the mountains with picnics, activities in small villages or meals by the fire organized in the Montenvers shelter. A gourmet rendezvous easily accessible by train to perfect this slow life spirit.

Snacks Festival, in Chamonix (Haute-Savoie), from 28 to 1 Octoberer November.

Addresses of Vincent Carry

Coffee from the source “Located in a former restaurant and symbolic bar of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Shoukâ offers chocolate from bean to bar, literally from cocoa bean to tablet, and coffee from bean to cup, from coffee bean to cup. The goal: to control the entire production chain and offer a wide range of products baked on site, authentic and with respect for raw materials. »

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