In contrast to the many restaurants in Chamonix offering mountain-stodge, Rendezvous is a breath of fresh air. Found at Hotel Les Lanchers, it is the brainchild of the locally based architect Christophe de Laage, who affords a chic contemporary aesthetic to its interiors.
The cooking is courtesy of head chef Jean-Yves Bourgeois, and is built around a locally-sourced, ever-changing seasonal menu; dishes are predominantly French with a smattering of local Savoyard specialities thrown in for good measure. Indeed, an eclectic mix of fish and meat dishes make a pleasant change from the ham and cheese staples prevalent in the region. Try the pink trout fillet in white butter sauce – it’s divine.