Those of you who follow our FreeFromRecipesMatter site will know that, before Christmas Chef Kat at the Alikats Chalet in Morzine was our guest chef and provided us with the recipes for some of the seriously yummy ‘freefrom’ dishes that she serves to guests. Well, Ruth Holroyd (aka What Allergy?), one of the most allergic people I know, has just come back from a week from a week’s skiing at the Alikats chalet – and she has nothing but praise for Chef Kat’s care and for her cooking. I quote:
‘ Kat and Al were fantastic… The chalet is perfect, spacious, comfortable and the other staff were all really good fun. There were about 20 others there and we made some good friends too.
Kat managed amazingly, especially since my allergies have taken a strange turn lately. There are a few herbs I’m keeping an eye on and I have developed a Soya allergy. I do eat things with soya flour and soya lecithin in them – it does helps immensely being able to eat soya. So I never thought I had a real problem with it.
Kat was making stuff with soya milk which it appears gives me a pretty horrendous asthma attack. Not hospital stuff, but I had to lie down in the room a couple of evenings, wheezing and panicking a little. We worked out it was soya as she was using soya yogurt, soya marg, soya milk – all things I don’t normally use. So when those were cut out I was fine. Bit of a nightmare for both of us but she was really helpful and understanding. She went to a lot of trouble and had found some really interesting biccies I’ve never seen before from Allergro, a French company, which were free from nuts, dairy, soy and egg and gluten. AND they were quite nice. I stole the ones I hadn’t eaten for the journey home. Shhhh!!!
The food was AMAZING! Beetroot ravioli with a sweet potato mash. The most amazing duck. Rostis, pork, chicken, she is a very good cook. The whole experience was fantastic – and the snow was brilliant.
AliKats, with Kat there would be brilliant for anyone with coeliac disease, or simple allergies, as she totally ‘gets it’. If you know what you’re allergic to you’re onto a winner. I was a real challenge for her because I don’t even know what I’m reacting to myself half the time. But by keeping it simple I managed to have nearly the same as everyone else, cooked in the other kitchen (2 kitchens makes it much safer) with just slight variations. Often the others wanted what I had instead of what they had!!! Don’t I just love it when that happens.’
If you want to know more, check in at the Alikats site right here - www.alikats.eu