il Buco Launches Courchevel Trip

The il Buco has announced a luxury, culinary vacation to Courchevel in the French Alps. The food and wine adventure in one of the world’s known ski destinations is offered in one week bookings from January through March 2013.

The restaurants’ owner Donna Lennard and her husband Luca Boniciolli will lead guests on a ski trip, paired with il Buco’s cuisine and wines. Guests are to stay in one of the resort’s ski chalets where Italian fare will be prepared by il Buco’s chef Joel Hough or il Buco Alimentari & Vineria’s chef Justin Smillie. One of il Buco’s wine directors - Paul Lang or Roberto Paris - will select wine pairings and lead tastings. Boniciolli, a world-class skier, will lead ski excursions through the Trois Valle of Courchevel.

Courchevel 1850 is located in Les Trois Vallées in the Savoie region of the French Alps. Courchevel is home to some of the world’s finest ski runs and is well-suited to both beginners and advanced skiers.

The chalets are located in the heart of Courchevel 1850, surrounded by fir trees. Each ski chalet can house eight to 12 guests. Each chalet features five to six bedrooms, an open reception room with double-height ceilings, fireplace, and semi-professional kitchen. Balconied terraces are offered. On the ground floor are private leisure facilities, which might include a swimming pool, steam room, fitness room, media room and ski equipment room, depending upon the level of the package. In-house massages and yoga are available upon request.