Only a week and a bit to go until the London girlies and I jet off to Verbier for a hen party on the slopes! I haven been skiing since school ( eek 10 years ago??) but am in good company as I'm thankfully going with two beginners and two pros. I've been saving as a bit of a birthday and 'leaving London' treat to myself, and I'm going to miss these girls when we move back home!
It's such a grown-up and glam hen-do idea, but I wouldn't expect anything less from this particular bride-to-be, and as a bit of an "appetiser" she suggested drinks at Coq D'Argent's winter terrace, Lodge D'Argent.
We chatted about Christmas, new jobs, guys and clothes and of course Wedding- and Ski-prep...! The very thoughtful Hen also made a batch of chocolate truffles from scratch as birthday gifts (a few of us oddly have our birthdays within 3 weeks of each other). I'll have to get her recipe, although I can't promise the mixture would ever make it into truffle form, I'd be too tempted to eat from the bowl!
All the chat worked up an appetite, and we asked for the food menu. Having heard only that Coq D'Argent was a great place for classy dinner and drinks, I did have a sneaky peek at their website and the main menu food looks stunning. The type of plate you'd feel a bit bad disturbing as it looks so pretty, you know? So I really wasn't expecting to see so many cosy comfort food dishes on the Lodge menu. I have to say they weren't your basic burgers - check out these deliciously messy venison burgers, with warm pear relish, and it was Croque Monsieur's rather than toasties.
I didn't get a great shot of the interior (exterior?) but here's a little teaser, make the most of the last days of winter and head up and out to Lodge D'Argent. The blankets and fur throws are ready and waiting!