Leonora to Offer Alpine-Inspired Bistro Fare, Tapas and an Exquisite Wine Bar at Vail’s Newest Boutique Hotel and Residences

CARBONDALE, COLO. 2012-11-29 — / — Timbers Resorts, developer and operator of private boutique resorts, hotels and residence clubs, unveils Leonora, the refreshed signature restaurant concept at The Sebastian – Vail, the newest property in Vail, Colo. Just as the hotel celebrates its second
anniversary and the forthcoming ski season, Leonora will open its newly-painted doors on December 1, 2012, as the next evolution of the property’s once signature restaurant, Block 16.

Named after Leonora Carrington, an inspiring and talented artist whose painting and sculptures greet guests at every turn throughout the property, the restaurant will feature a refreshed space introducing a wine and tapas bar, and a new menu highlighting an Alpine-inspired bistro cuisine.

The evolution of Block 16 to Leonora is reflective of the progressive food and beverage programming at The Sebastian – Vail, and the influence of recently appointed Director of Food and Beverage Paul Wade. Wade’s creative and unpretentious approach to restaurant design and love of niche food styles such as hand crafted organic, sustainable and small farm food sources, lead the transformation of The Sebastian – Vail’s signature restaurant to an exciting social atmosphere with modern-style comfort food that is true to the region.

“Our vision for Leonora at The Sebastian – Vail is to introduce an energetic and upscale, yet delightfully unpretentious culinary experience,” said Wade. “Leonora will bring a bustling social atmosphere with its new bar spaces and unique culinary offerings inspired by our stunning mountain surroundings.”

The Sebastian – Vail’s Executive Chef Sergio Howland will continue implementing his high standards for the property’s food and beverage programming by offering simply prepared tapas, crudo and Alpine
dishes utilizing the best local and organic ingredients for a buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner, and the newly-conceptualized tapas bar. Signature dishes at Leonora will include Serrano ham and cheese Croquetas; Lava Lake Lamb loin with sweet peppers and rosemary jus; Wood-roasted mussels;
and Lobster Pot Pie with heirloom vegetables.

The 1,000-bottle strong Wine Silo central to the dining room will continue to set the stage for the winecentric experience guests can expect of the restaurant. Featuring approximately 300-500 labels and roughly 10,000 total bottles, the extensive wine list will focus heavily on varietals from California and France, with depth in White Burgundy and Bordeaux. New World wines from Spanish and Italian regions will also be featured, along with esoteric selections from South America and Colorado, largely in the form of small vineyard and vineyard designate wines.

Leonora’s Hours of Operation (beginning December 1):
7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Alpine-inspired breakfast buffet | $38 per guest
11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – A la carte lunch*
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Tapas Bar*
5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – A la carte dinner*
*Daily through the end of the season

About The Sebastian – Vail
Easily accessible from Eagle Vail Airport, The Sebastian – Vail serves as a unique and chic social hub in Vail for Owners, hotel guests and the local community. The 100 guestrooms offer comfortable, private quarters in which to relax when not wining, dining and taking part in the excitement of one of Colorado’s most celebrated towns. Group travel planners can find 8,000-square-feet of conference and meeting facilities with expert support staff and the latest infrastructure.

The Private Residence Club is comprised of 36 residences with two different offerings. A Resort Membership starts at $225,000 and a Club Membership starts at $395,000. Both offerings include membership in the Timbers Collection, which is comprised of a host of perks and privileges from travel
partners to reciprocity among resorts in the Timbers Resorts portfolio.

About Timbers Resorts
Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has established a gracious collection of properties in the world’s most sought-after destinations. As the developer and operator of boutique, private resorts, hotels and residence clubs – including ski, golf, leisure and beach locations – Timbers Resorts has created an unrivaled
reputation in the luxury resort and real estate industry. Throughout its history, Timbers Resorts has committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service.

In addition, Timbers Resorts has created Timbers Collection – a portfolio of resorts and residence clubs recognized for their grace, sophistication and overwhelming sense of place. As an Owner at a property in Timbers Collection, you have the opportunity to further enhance your ownership experience
with Timbers Collection Benefits – a host of perks and privileges from some of the most recognized travel and lifestyle partners in the world including Sentient Jet, Hertz, MedJet Assist and more. In addition, ownership assures access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade your vacation time
with other destinations in the portfolio. These are extraordinary places that enrich and invigorate. From the rolling hills of Napa and Tuscany, to the slopes of Aspen, Steamboat and Vail, to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, and the golf courses of Sonoma and Ireland, the choice is yours.

Current Timbers Collection properties include Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, CA; The Rocks Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Timbers Club in Snowmass, Colorado; Mayacama in
Sonoma, California; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy; The Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Sebastian – Vail in Vail, Colorado.

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