Courmayeur Italy is proud to be the site chosen by world-famous chef, Heston Blumenthal, to host his first Winter Ski Gourmet Festival. The event will be held from February 2 – 5, 2014 at the foot of Mont Blanc in the charming, picturesque ski resort of Courmayeur. Courmayeur is one of the best Mont Blanc ski resorts for a gourmet ski destination because it has more restaurants than any other ski resort of its size, including fantastic mountain restaurants in addition to the many Courmayeur restaurants located within the village. Courmayeur is your typical Italian ski resort complete with breathtaking scenery, beautiful buildings, cobblestoned streets, quaint shops and a charming character that puts any visitor immediately at ease. It is the perfect Italian Alps ski resort for this type of event.
Blumenthal chose Courmayeur as the location for the Winter Ski Gourmet Festival because “Courmayeur not only celebrates a world class ski resort, but also the wonderful abundance of its delicious regional Italian ingredients. From rustic lunches of handmade pasta, pizza, local hams and cheeses, to candle-lit, mountain restaurants in the evenings – it’s just incredible. The delicious food and wine is matched by the warmth and sincerity of the hospitality, which is truly welcoming.” Blumenthal, along with British Chefs Marcus Wareing and Sat Bains will celebrate the rich ingredients of the Aosta Valley in dishes that will tantalize all of your senses. The chefs will personally cook for event guests allowing guests to experience the delicious dishes created by these talented gourmet chefs as they also interact with the chefs at special events. Chef Blumenthal will host the cocktails and introduction on the first day as well as a hot chocolate tasting on Monday.
Mont Blanc skiing conditions in Courmayeur are perfect for intermediate skiers; however, experts can still find challenging runs. For guests who want to enjoy even more Courmayeur activities, optional activities that may be booked separately include an introduction to Heliskiing, private ski school lessons, a Husky Dog Sledging Experience and helicopter tours of Mont Blanc among others.
If you plan to attend this exciting event, make your reservations early as this is going to be a sold out event! As always, if you are looking for the best Courmayeur hotels and great discounts on Courmayeur ski trips and vacations, check our hotels booking page. We can help you plan every detail of your Mont Blanc ski vacation.Google+