Bluevinny Restaurant

The Gite

Chalet Amuse Bouche

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Our adventures all started back in 2003 when we gave up our corporate careers to open a restaurant in Kent, England.  We were selected and filmed as part of Channel 4’s ‘Risking it All’ series and our episode was first screened in 2005 and has been repeated many times since! Whilst we had a great experience setting up and running our own restaurant and had built up a good business with a great reputation, there wasn’t any time for us as a couple, so in 2007 we sold up and planned our move to France...

We are back running the chalet in 2017 & are passionate about providing our guests with the best holiday experience possible and can’t wait to see some familiar faces along with new ones after taking a year out from the chalet. We  look forward to welcoming all past and future guests to Chalet Amuse Bouche, our ‘Escape to the Alps’


Read our journey below


At that point we bought an old farmhouse and barn in the Charente, South West France. We renovated the barn first into a luxury gite (holiday cottage) and opened for business in 2009. The gite was a great success, with customers from the restaurant following us and booking their holidays, along with lots of new guests. We had lots of repeat  bookings and many guests have turned into great friends.  Again, we had a fabulous time and met lots of lovely people and hadn’t planned to move in 2012, but  had an offer on the house from some gite guests that we couldn’t turn down...

This gave us the perfect opportunity to revisit our desire to open a holiday business in the Alps. We have learnt a great deal in both the restaurant and our gite business in France and have been putting all the knowledge we have gained into building the Chalet here in the Portes Du Soleil. Our aim is to combine all these experiences to deliver a great holiday experience in the Summer and Winter, as well as running cooking weekends out of season.  As we’ve been here for while now we’ve also had time to explore the area and can give you some top tips to help you to have a perfect holiday!!...

"We hope to see you soon, Steve and Lindsay "

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