Embark on a culinary adventure of global cuisine available in the Vail Valley. Your taste buds will love you!
Mirabelle, a favorite of visitors and locals, can best be described as serving farm to table European-style cooking. Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of Brussels, Master Chef Daniel Joly cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants and was named the nation’s best chef at age 20. Since 1999, Mirabelle, a Beaver Creek landmark, has been accumulating accolades from numerous institutions such as Wine Spectator and Zagat.
Chef Joly says that he “likes to cook things that are fresh and healthy that you don’t eat at home.” And the restaurant bustles with patrons that look forward to tasting Chef Joly’s newest French creations from the entrees to the luscious, mouth-watering soufflés for which he is famous.
The Swiss Chalet offers the ultimate alpine dining experience – traditional European cuisine in a classic Swiss-style setting. Specialties include the traditional cheese fondue and Raclette, a Swiss-style dish indigenous to parts of Switzerland where the Raclette cheese round is heated, then scraped into diner’s plates.
Both are vegetarian’s delight. And meat eaters won’t resist the Raclette Matterhorn, made with beef tenderloin, bacon, chipolata sausage and smoke Polish sauces. From appetizers to desserts, the menu is chock-full of authentic Swiss dishes – in every category that are absolutely mouth-watering.
Delite & Bowl has a unique infusion of northern and southern styles of Chinese
cuisine – and the dishes will transport you to an authentic restaurant in China.
The specialty of the restaurant is soups, which begins with rich stock from either meaty bones or the freshest of vegetables. Everything is organic, everything is natural – free-range beef and chicken and locally grown produce – which is key. Owner, Xin Barron grew up in Wu Xie, China,
where she was exposed to a variety of dishes that delighted the mind, body and soul.
Celebrating 30 years, Vendetta’s Italian restaurant and pizza bar has been the “go-to” place for locals and visitors alike. Whether it’s just for a piece of pizza for lunch or a couple of hours of après ski or an intimate candlelight dinner in the main dining room, Vendetta’s never disappoints.
With Italian-style dishes like Cozza Scampi, mussels, shallots, wine and butter over linguine, Salmon e Spinacio, blackened salmon over spinach or Melanzone Parmigiano, breaded
eggplant, with ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella – what’s not to like?
Since 1964, Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer has embraced true European style created by its Austrian owners, famous Austrian ski racer, Pepi and his wife Sheika. The lodge has two dining rooms. The main dining room known for its Continental cuisine and Austrian specialties and the Antler’s Room which serves wild game and gourmet items tableside in an atmosphere of Austrian Gemutlichkeit.
Lunchtime brings such European specialties as Goulash, Bratwurst or Wiener Schnitzel and Jaegerschnitzel, Sauerbraten “Hausfrauenart” and Tagelspitz “Innsbruck” featured on the dinner menu. The entire dining experience will transport you to an old-world feel.
It’s a family restaurant with authentic recipes passed down from generation to generation. A down-valley local’s favorite, Marko’s features some of the best pizzas, pastas, subs and salads in town. And, at a reasonable price.
As well, Mark, the owner, who creates amazing pasta sauces on a whim, creates daily specials. You like Philly steak sandwiches? This is the place! Want to create your own pizza? You got it! Enjoy, hang out and feel like a local. That’s the beauty of Marko’s.
Walking into Fiesta’s New Mexican Café & Cantina, now in its 25th year, is like arriving at a party.
The atmosphere is casual and fun.
The entire place from walls to chairs to tabletops is filled with color and, at once, you feel at home. The recipes are from owner, Susan Marquez’s family who brought them from New Mexico to Colorado many years ago.
Begin with a Tom Apple Combo (named after a local
golf pro) of blue corn chicken enchilada, red chile relleno and a carne advocada burrito, Organic Red or fresh Green Chili or, for lighter fare, a Carnita Taco Salad – just a few of the sumptuous
dishes. And finish the meal with Fried Ice Cream or Cinnamon Sopaipillas. Fiestas will not disappoint! For 20 years, Marko’s has been a fun and casual dining experience for all sizes and ages. Walking into Fiesta’s New Mexican Café & Cantina, now in its 25th year, is like arriving at a party.
If you want a real taste of Colorado, there’s no better place to eat than The Gashouse in Edwards. Since “day one,” it’s been the place to go for wild game, a specialty. The restaurant was originally a Conoco filling station, which closed in the late sixties. It sat empty for years, until the owners turned the place into a log cabin diner.
Very Colorado! Specialties include such dishes as the Ultra Game, entrée – grilled quail, elk tenderloin, bone-in venison chop and game sausage. Or Buffalo Ribeye, Buffalo Venison Combo Game Grill and Buffalo Back Ribs.
And if wild game’s not your thing – you won’t have an easy time choosing something as they have everything from veggie and fish appetizers to entrees from tuna to salmon to lobster to shrimp! The list goes on! Lunch or dinner The Gashouse is a treat! Warning: bring your appetite!
Authentic German and Austrian cuisine, with a contemporary twist, is the essence of Alpenrose.
What’s more it is also Vail’s only Belgian patisserie and bakery with desserts, made daily that are mouth-watering.
Alpenrose is known for its authentic recipes, fresh ingredients and perfect balance of flavors that make all of their dishes such as Jäger Schnitzel, Sauerbraten and Grilled Tafelspitz, delectable. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere inside the restaurant or take in the magnificent views of the mountains, “people watch,” and enjoy some rousing entertainment from its lovely patio.