Have an Italian Breakfast with croissant and cappuccino or a coffee break with cakes and pastries from Aosta Valley, and you will find that Courmayeur is the place to be if you have a sweet tooth.
The Mont Blanc dessert is nothing like a Sicilian Cannolo, where everything is stuffed inside. It more is like a backpack. You can carry it around and be fine for a month. (Nanni Moretti, Bianca)
The sweet side of the Mont Blanc is made of chocolate fondues and traditional pastries from Aosta Valley
The Mont Blanc is not just the king of the mountain, but also the king of spoon desserts. It is a snow-capped mountain of puréed, sweetened chestnuts topped with a soft dab of whipped cream. The traditional cookies of Aosta Valley are also linked to the territory: the firm taste of local flour is combined to the aroma of dried fruits, a typical ingredient in many authentic alpine pastries.
Coffee bars and tea rooms in Courmayeur will catch your attention with tasteful shop windows and a a jaw-dropping variety of pastries, biscuits and cakes. Try the authentic Valle D’aosta biscuits called Torcettini or the Tegole and indulge in a chocolate fondue served with dried fruits and small pastries. In summertime don’t miss the opportunity to walk on the main street in Courmayeur and enjoy a Gelato.
The Baci di Courmayeur, Courmayeur kisses, are a typical pastry of the area. They are made of a meringue shell, covered in dark chocolate and a luscious rum filling inside.