Launching Elsewhere Ski Retreat – Mayors House, La Clusaz, Alps

Had a great trip last week launching our new Elsewhere winter venue – The Mayors House (lots of pictures below).

It’s a gorgeous 9 bedroom property in La Clusaz, Alps only 20 minutes away from the main ski lift (via your complimentary mini bus) and comes with a separate garden lodge (I say lodge, it’s huge!).

You can find out more about staying at the Mayors House here. 

The property boasts a cinema room, games room, swimming pool, two saunas (one sauna is so 2017…), hot tub, open fires, a wonderful host / manager Ann and a damn charming charismatic chef 🙂

I was out there for a week with the objective of defining the dining experience. I did the same for the Chateau in Provence and we wanted the ‘feel’ to be the same but the food more reflective of the environment.

The philosophy doesn’t really change, but the ingredients and resources do.. Anyway, here are a few pics of the stuff I created with Ann who looks after everything Alps!

Theo on steps of Mayors House
If I could play music (which I can’t) – this would be my album cover. Sitting on the steps of the Mayors House.
Cote de beouf Sharing Board by Theo Michaels
Cote de beouf Sharing Board by Theo Michaels – glazed carrots and sharing board of condiments
Harvest Table by Theo Michaels
Harvest Table by Theo Michaels – roasted pumpkins with slow cooked casserole, baked potatoes, roasted shallots, endives and hay.. Hey! 🙂
Welcome Lunch
Simple welcome home from the slopes lunch – a quick bite before dinner…

Delicious little starter of homemade cassoulet with seared pork loin and apricot salsa

Poached Pears in Red Wine
Poached Pears in Red Wine for dessert, a classic but oh so lovely…
Slopes panoramic la clusaz web
La Clusaz Slopes from the ski-lift (yes I got a day of boarding in!)