DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Portico, the new leader in luxury vacation homes, is pleased to announce the launch of its much-anticipated Portico Chef Series, a collection of destination-inspired recipes from the country’s top chefs that families and couples can easily prepare while vacationing in their Portico residence. Colorado will be the first region of the series to be released, featuring recipes by world-renowned Andreas Fischbacher, former General Manager of Cloud Nine Bistro in Aspen and Head Chef and owner of the new Allegria restaurant in Carbondale, CO.
Celebrated for putting Aspen’s Cloud Nine Bistro on the international culinary map, Fischbacher is no stranger to creating unforgettable meals for families on ski vacations. His ability to create inspired dishes that appeal to both children and adults, along with his commitment to Colorado’s youth (he recently launched a healthy breakfast and lunch program in a whole foods inspired setting for students at the local Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood Springs, CO), made him a natural choice to lead the series, which coincided with Portico’s Family Month in March.
“At Portico we believe that more convenience = more time with family. Our partnership with Chef Fischbacher ensures that our members can enjoy the talents of a world-renowned chef within the comforts of their own home,” says Cathy Ross, COO of Portico. “We are thrilled that Chef Fischbacher will kick-off the new Portico Chef Series, and that our members will have access to his amazing recipes to enjoy during their next Colorado vacation. Andreas’ commitment to local children and the value he places on quality family meal time makes this relationship all the more impactful.”
Raclette, a traditional family comfort dish, is Fischbacher’s signature recipe of the series, which he recommends for Portico members seeking an easy, fun and interactive meal that appeals to adults and children. Other local recipes created by Fischbacher exclusively for the series include: Grilled Elk Strip Loin with Organic Greens and Kale and Colorado Striped Bass over Roasted Beet Medley, with Applewood-Smoked Bacon Lardon, wilted Arugula and Creamy Polenta, with a Lemon-Caper Butter Sauce.
“There is something so special about gathering around a dinner table and enjoying a home-cooked meal with your family while on vacation,” says Fischbacher, who is currently designing a new summer-inspired menu for the series. “With these recipes, I tried to capture the flavors of local farm raised produce available in Colorado while at the same time creating a world-class culinary experience for the Portico guest that they can easily replicate.”
As with every Portico vacation, Portico Escapists can arrange to pre-stock the home’s refrigerator with the groceries and supplies needed to prepare any of the Chef Series recipes, or arrange for a private chef to prepare the meal for the family in the comfort of their Portico ski chalet. The Colorado Chef Series recipes will be made available in all of Portico’s luxury ski residences, in destinations including Snowmass, Vail, Steamboat, Telluride and Beaver Creek or for complimentary download here.
For the ultimate in-residence dining experience, Escapists can reserve Fischbacher to be a guest chef for their members at any one of Portico’s Colorado properties. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes a family-cooking lesson with Fischbacher. Price available upon request. Subject to availability.
Portico is a growing new travel club that offers members-only access to an ever-expanding portfolio of luxury residences in over 60 of the world’s best vacation destinations…at a surprising value. Portico creates a highly personalized travel experience on every vacation, appealing to couples, friends and families alike. Upon joining, members are connected with an "Escapist" to make sure each trip is perfectly orchestrated and tailored. Whether it's stocking the fridge with family must-haves or facilitating an authentic cultural excursion, the Escapist ensures that each Portico vacation is worry-free and unforgettable. With on-site concierges, privacy, space, convenience, daily housekeeping, location and value, members can travel to 180+ incredible expert-picked 1- to 7-bedroom villas around the world from Croatia to Chicago. For more information about Portico, visit https://www.porticoclub.com, call (866) 864-3518, and follow Portico on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.