What a magical day that Saturday in September!
What a truly magical it was that sunny Saturday in September!
It all started with a water tasting with local water and energy provider Altis. We are so used having water coming out of the sink, that we tend to take water for granted. But water is essential for our and the planet’s survival ! After a short walk, with an astonishing view over Val de Bagnes this guests arrived to their final destination to the mesmerising tones of Académie de musique des Combins. Upon their arrival, a perfectly chilled Petite Arvine Les Perches Édition DEVORE was served.
Once seated, the guests were taken on a four course, planet friendly culinary journey, prepared with lots of thought and care by Jerôme Henry, Charles-Henri Zuchuat and their team. All the produce used came from our friend Raphaël Bianco, founder and owner of Intchiè No. The menu was accompanied by a great selection of wines from Benoît Dorsaz who also held a thought provoking and touching opening speech.
For the occasion, we had also invited mister Fernand Cuche, engaged humanist and ecologist who talked about the importance of human sized agriculture and how the link between farmers and the earth must be short and sustainable.
Verbier showed itself from its best side with blue skies and warm temperatures which set a golden shimmer over the whole day. Thank you all for coming, we can’t wait to do this again next year!
THE CULINARY JOURNEY
The majority of the products that you are about to devour are from our good friend Raphaël Bianco and his shop Intchiè No. All the products are from the terroir, the menu is 100% Valaisan !
The collective of chefs who have concocted the four course menu includes, Jérome Henry, head chef at Vie Montagne Verbier and Le Roi Fou in Edinburgh, Charles-Henri Zuchuat, owner and chef at L’Escale in Le Châble and also president of Slow Food Valais, and Raphael Thoos, pastry and chocolate chef.
Three valleys, three Dranses, a demanding alpine setting : the specificities of the Grand Entremont region. A unique terroir in Valais that gives life to exceptional products, crafted by the knowledge of passionate producers.
The cheese, the aromatic plants and the honey included in the menu are all made by local craftsmen & women.
Wines that are the opposite of body built standards, Benoît Dorsaz’ wines reflect everything he loves : clarity, elegance and precision. Benoît and Maryline use environmentally friendly production methods and fight for a social, profitable and realistic viticulture. Their passion for their job and the terroir of Fully gives even better taste to their wines !