Sunday, March 18, 2012


Farm Club – Route de Verbier; 011-41-027-771-6121;; après-ski; open from 11 pm-4 am; $45 entrance fee for nonmembers.
Fer a Cheval – Rue de Medran; 011-41-027-771-2669;; looks like cowboy diver bar but is popular hangout for pizza and beer.
Le Sonalon – Route de la Marlenaz; 011-41-027-771-7271;; drink local wines all day with mountain views.

Le Chalet d’Adrien – Chemin Des Creux; 011-41-027-771-6200;; 90 minutes from Geneva; minutes from main ski-lift at Medran; 2 restaurants and popular lunch terrace.
King’s Parc Hotel – Rue de la Poste; 011-41-027-775-2035;
Nevai – Route de Verbier; 011-41-027-775-4000;; for younger set with white-walled aesthetic.
Solmai – Route de Verbier; 011-41-076-205-5501;; beautiful; 10 rooms.

Cabane Mont Fort – CP 105; 011-41-027-778-1384;; stunning views; simple, well-priced dishes; on ski run from La Chaux to Les Gentians.
Le Caveau – Place Centrale; 011-41-027-771-2226;; on Verbier’s main roundabout; traditional raclette (melted cheese) maker on premises; 5 fondue types.
Coco Club – Place Centrale; 011-41-027-771-6834;; après-ski; busy, rustic mountain-top spot with sunny terrace; no reservations and cash only.
Chez Dany – Chemin de Clambin (on mountain below Ruinettes lift); 011-41-027-771-2524; on Les Ruinette ski run; lunch and dinner; cut above rest; typical Swiss fare such as fondue and steak; make sure to take sled ride down mountain after dinner, in moonlight.
L’Ecurie – Place Centrale (at Hotel Ermitage Verbier); 011-41-027-771-2760;; family-owned, known for upmarket comfort food like poussin com frites and homemade pasta.
King’s Restaurant – Rue de la Poste (in King’s Parc Hotel); 011-41-027-775-2035;; typically booked every night during winter season; cauliflower soup with winter truffles; grilled wild boar chop with oxtail ragout and potato fondant.
La Marmotte – Place Centrale; 011-41-027-771-6834;; mountain-top locale; rustic with sunny terrace; famous for fondues, rostis, and spaghetti; no reservations and cash only.
Le Sonalon – Route de la Marlenaz; 011-41-027-771-7271;; near Savoleyres ski run; gourmet salads, crepes, grilled meat (braised rabbit infused with rosemary).
La Table d’Adrien – Chemin Des Creux; 011-41-027-771-6200;; reservations required; gourmet.
Au Vieux Verbier – Gare de Médran; 011-41-027-771-1668; reservations required; gourmet restaurant.

Guides – (1) John Falkiner ($445 per day), 011-41-079-261-7713, (1 of area’s top mountain ski guides, with great stories and knowledge about restaurants); (2) Guillaume Nantermod ($500 per day), 011-41-079-431-2558, world champion snowboarder who books well in advance.
Mountain Air – 11 Rude de Medran; 011-41-027-771-6231;; skiing equipment.
Solmai Spa – Route de Verbier; 011-41-076-205-5501;; 10K square foot, multi-room space with lounge, gym, little café, and treatment rooms.

Boutique Denise Denti – Rue de la Poste; 011-41-027-771-3422; stocks both clothing and home décor.
Coskun Gallery – 21 Rue de Medran; 011-41-027-771-3390;
Depeche Mode – 4 Rue de Medran; 011-41-027-771-5666;; sells boutique designer items by Filippa K and Odd Molly.

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