A bespoke hideaway ski chalet, bedecked with stylish handpicked Scandinavian interiors and oozing its own version of cosy hygge charm, is creating a Alpine dining experience in the middle of Skipton.
Alexander’s, which is nestled next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal and is already renowned for its plush Palm Court-inspired interiors and lush Mediterranean-heated sun terraces, has transformed its secret garden area into ‘Off Piste’, an Alpine hideaway with a pop-up Après Ski dining experience.
Catherine White, general manager of Alexander’s, said: “Off Piste was a tremendous success last year, attracting everyone from families to festive parties, who all fell in love with its stunning aesthetic and alternative winter menu. The pop-up chalet feels decadent and relaxing with its tactile faux-fur throws and ambient twinkling lighting. People just loved its absolute uniqueness and the private exclusivity of it all.”
To tie in with the Alpine décor, executive head chef, Struan Macintyre has crafted a series of European Après Ski-style sharing menus, which includes cheese fondue, beer-cooked frankfurter sausages and a cured fish smorgasbord, plus winter warmers like roast chestnuts and soup and pulled pork with flat breads, apple sauce and crackling. There will also be festive cocktails, hot winter toddies, luxury hot chocolates and for true off piste dare-devils, shot paddles!
Struan said: “Off Piste incorporates a range of menus from a children’s Little Reindeer Menu to to our ultimate ‘Black Run’ menu, which is effectively a full festive feast comprising the best artisan charcuterie, homemade pickles and locally sourced fish, meats and cheeses.”
Available from now to January, there are just a few short weeks to enjoy this remarkable sensory and culinary experience. Off Piste is suitable for tables of two to larger groups of 30, with Sunday appearances from Santa throughout December.
Visit alexanders-skipton.com for further details.