Angela Hartnett, one of the UK’s most loved chefs and restaurateurs, has taken to the slopes of Courchevel with Cucina Angelina, our restaurant at Portetta!
The first of its kind in Courchevel Moriond, Cucina Angelina serves Italian influenced mountain food – with a nod to local Savoyard and French classics.
We have a passion for good, honest and simple food, using the very best ingredients we can get our hands on - inspired by her Italian heritage, childhood memories of cooking alongside her Nonna and her love of authentic northern-Italian food, Angela’s menu is full of traditional Italian favourites, as well as daily specials and the best fresh handmade pasta in the Three Vallees - made fresh in-house everyday, using the best quality flour!
From farm, sea, or field, each producer and supplier we work with has been carefully found to provide us with the best of the best! Veg arrives daily to the kitchen from a market just outside Paris, we serve the freshest fish from the French coast and veal is sourced from Le Praz (just 10 minutes from Portetta).
Our beef comes direct from Hannan Meats in Ireland - Dry Aged to perfection in their Himalayan Salt Chambers over a period of 28–45 days, it concentrates the flavour of the meat, seals the natural juices and purifies the air in the room, producing totally unique, sweet, flavoursome and multi-award winning beef. We then chargrill the meat over wood on our open grill right in the heart of the restaurant!
The restaurant is built on the relaxed, casual style at Portetta - expect rustic mountain chic - lots of reclaimed and textured wood and stone for the floors and bar. Rich colours and cosy fabrics on oversized banquette sofas, with warm-toned leather chairs and wooden tables! The perfect apres-ski retreat!
“That’s the beauty of Italian food, when you’ve got such beautiful, tasty, delicious ingredients, you don’t have to mess around with them, just really use the best of the best.”
Angela is one of the UK’s most loved chefs and restaurateurs. Angela worked under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine, and then under Marcus Wareing where she soon became Head Chef at Pétrus. In 2004 she gained her first Michelin star. In 2008 she launched Murano in Mayfair, and in 2012 joined our sister hotel Lime Wood in the New Forest National Park in the UK to open Hartnett Holder & Co with Lime Wood’s Head Chef Luke Holder. The following year she opened her first Cafe Murano, a brassier little sister to Murano, and then went on to open another two by 2019. In 2015 Angela joined the team at Portetta in where she oversees the kitchen of Cucina Angelina!
Her trademark style is simple but sophisticated Italian cooking, a love of which was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother.
"I come from a family that always liked food and food was always part of our lives… We always ate together as a family and cooked together so it was something I grew up with from both sides - my mum and my dad's. I was taught to cook by my grandmother and my mother.”