La Cremaillere, L’Alpe-d’Huez, France

The insane cyclists decided to ride up the mountain so a couple of us were left to our own devices waiting for them. We’d been pointed to La Cremaillere the day before so thought we’d give it a try.

NOTE: Google Maps has the restaurant in the wrong location. It is on Route d’Huez.

La Cremaillere offers excellent French Cuisine, with some Italian dishes thrown in for good measure, from a hand written blackboard menu of the fare of the day. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on offer.

I ended up having lunch here twice with 7 of us having an enjoyable late lunch a couple of days later.

Old favourite dishes such as

  • French onion soup
  • Chicken skewers
  • Duck breast
  • Lasagne
  • Penne with olive oil

were on the menu. Along with Pana Cotta and Cafe Gourmand for dessert.

All washed down with the obligatory half litre of house red wine.

Highly recommended!