As with all ski resorts these days there are plenty of places for pizza and pasta but there are also lots of restaurants which specialise in traditional Savoyard fare; tartiflette is particularly important here as the distinctive Reblochon cheese is produced in this valley. There are almost 30 restaurants between Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon so there is a reasonable choice, but the locals will tell you that if you have transport it is worth driving to La Ferme de Lormay – an 18th Century farmhouse serving some of the best steaks in the Alps.
On the mountain the 13 huts are again mostly ancient farmhouses serving traditional cuisine, so if you are a vegetarian be prepared for a cheese-filled week! A lot of the best apres ski bars are around the foot of the slopes in Chinaillon, and there is something to suit most tastes without being a major party destination. The Floria café hosts fun karaoke and torchlit descent nights.