A Mountain Meal & Movies – The European Outdoor Film Tour

On 7th April 2020 we’ll host the Morzine / Montriond leg of the European Outdoor Film Tour for the second time. 250 people will pack into the stunning Domaine du Baron on Lac de Montriond for an evening of inspiring, beautifully curated outdoor and action sports short films and once again we’ll donate all profits from the event to our local heroes at Secours en Montagne Vallee d’Aulps. Last year this event sold out before the doors opened, if you’d like to join us, we’d suggest you reserve your tickets now on our website.

In the meantime, we’re sharing some other exciting news with you. We’re delighted to report that the very talented Michelle and Tamsin from local caterers Bon App have joined us to cook for you all!

We’re delighted that you’re catering our leg of the European Outdoor Film Tour this year, what will be on the menu?

“We thought hard about this and obviously we could come up with lots of different menus, but decided to stick to the remit of mountains; we have one of the most iconic dishes right here. The Tartiflette! The veggie alternative will have mushrooms and leeks and we have researched and tested a great vegan version which loses nothing in taste and flavour despite missing the main ingredient.”

Tell us a bit about the work you do…

“We met after the birth of our children and we wanted to stick to our catering backgrounds but have more flexibility in our work life balance. Summers are mainly taken up with weddings both at private venues and at the fabulous Farmhouse Hotel in Morzine, where we have been working with Dorien and James for many fun-filled years now. We also do any number of large and small events, such as an international tournament for  the local netball team the Valley Vipers in September, as well as yoga weekends throughout June and September. We are also super proud of getting more and more work through our local French contacts such as Pauline Rouget at Alp Events and Tamsin’s beautiful cakes have been spotted at many an event throughout the valley and even down to Geneva. During the winters we offer a more intimate private chef experience and have built up a loyal clientele of second home owners who we cater for on an ad-hoc basis. We of course also go into tourist chalets and just recently helped out a chalet company such as at the White Valley Company when their chef became hospitalised. We have also just started working with Ben from Avalanche Cocktails and have been doing some absolutely fab nights mixing cocktails and canapés. We are hoping to extend this into the interseason and offer these great nights  ‘in’ to the year round population. No two days are the same and thats just how we like it.”

Why did you want to be involved in this event?

“Whats not to like? A great social event and a subject close to our hearts, these beautiful mountains and everything that comes with this lifestyle. Most importantly when we realised the charity aspect of the event, it was a no brainer. If you live here year-round and use the great outdoors then these unsung heroes at Secours en Montagne need as much support as we can give. We see this as an opportunity to not only have a top night out but to use our skills to provide the food and give as much as we can back to raise money for them. We will be doing the whole event at cost price.”

How long will it take you to prepare 250 portions of food?

“It’s a busy week as falls in the Easter holidays, so this is our ‘day off’. There will be a lot of potatoes to peel and will involve wearing ski goggles to do the onions. Once the logistics are sorted including buying in stock, etc we’ll be able to get this done on the day in the fab Domaine du Baron kitchen. Kettle and Radio on, lots of chat and we will whizz through it in a few hours.

Do you need any volunteers to help you on the evening?

We are going to be calling in lots of favours to keep costs down and have our core crew on hand but anyone that wants to help serve, please let us know. We will also love any donations of ingredients, potatoes, onions, cheese, cream etc. The less we spend on ingredients, the more goes to the charity. 

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