A Christmas like no other is expected in the historic city of York as a two-storey Swiss chalet with a fully licensed bar is set to take centre stage on Parliament street giving visitors a taste of alpine life.
York Christmas 2022 is set to kick off on Thursday 17th November 2022 until Sunday 1st January 2023. The Winter Hutte will have a bar downstairs serving up a range of beers and the big news is that Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern is hosting a new restaurant upstairs.
Found where Thor’s Tipi is usually located at the top of Parliament Street, it will be a great spot for people to rest after taking on the busy York Christmas markets.
Downstairs you can enjoya few bevvies including BrewYork along with some festive specials such as hot chocolate, and gourmet sausage for those wanting to try a meaty treat.
The Winter Hutte menu is inspired by Andrew Perne, and will serve the likes of traditional fondue and raclette, specials such as pheasant with smoked garlic, alpine ‘spätzle’ dumplings, baked tartiflette with reblochon cheese and much more.
The restaurant has seats for 80 covers and offers booth seating for an authentic feel.
Perne said: “Together with the scent of pine and decor of mountain scenes and cow bells, The Winter Hütte will be a real experience for all the senses this Christmas,” said Andrew.
The incredible new venture is being put together by Coopers Marquees, CMJ Events and Andrew Pern, who is also the chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Star Inne at Harome.
Johnny Coopers, from York-based Coopers Marquees, said: “The wooden Swiss Chalet concept was born a couple of years ago following a desire to build something new and exciting for York.
“Adding the second floor to the offering brings a new dimension that has never been seen before and the theming, detail and food and drink offering will make it authentic and give York something truly special this Christmas.”
If you’d like to find out more about the new chalet pop-up in York city centre then check out the Winter Hutte website here.