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DINING

DINING

FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS

We might be landlocked here in the Rockies, but but all rivers lead to the ocean, and seafood and fish are abundant on local menus. Whether they’re plucked from nearby waters or rushed to our valley from afar, the piscine options are bountiful —and the perfect choice for summer. When our days are […]

Chef Profile, DINING

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Chef Wade Eybel talks food, family and the mountain lifestyle By Krista Driscoll, Photography by Brent Bingham If you want some insight into Wade Eybel, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek executive chef, look at his burger. It starts with Colorado Meat Co. grassfed, naturally raised beef, sourced within a 100-mile […]

DINING

CREATIVE CONFECTIONS

Photography by Brent Bingham Local pastry chefs produce the sweet creations that feed their cravings. From airy macarons in ethereal colors to dark, sexy chocolate with a comehither wink, sugar has its own revered place at the table. “When you go out to dinner, you remember what you ate first, […]

Chef Profile

Executive Chef Paul Wade

A simple description of Paul Wade would say he is a chef in Vail, and it may even elabo- rate to list the restaurants on his resume and his decorated career of awards and accom- plishments. But those who know Wade well — and even for those who have had […]

Blog, DINING

Practice What you Peach

Summer is the season of smells. The air is filled with an array of aromas: the blooming trees, flowers, luscious herbs, and ripening fruit. Those of us in the mountains look forward to most of all the ripening of peaches. For us, it’s like looking forward to Santa coming down […]

Chef Profile

LOVE OF FOOD & FAMILY

What makes a great chef? Talent and creativity, of course, and always at least a dash of passion. The must-have ingredient, however, eludes taste or presentation and simmers from a deeper area of experience in the industry. It’s that which life measures, not a spoon or a cup, and what […]

Blog, DINING

TAKE A LITTLE PIZZA MY HEART

Supposedly a man named Gennaro Lombardi opened the first “said” pizzeria in New York City in 1905. An employee of his, Antonio Totonno Pero, began making pizza which sold for five cents. But since many people couldn’t afford the cost of a whole pie, they would say how much they […]

ACTIVITIES, DINING, Golf

Eat, Drink & Golf

After a robust day of skiing the steep and deep, challenging those double-black diamonds in powder up to your waist, it’s time to relax and savor a much deserved cocktail in the crisp mountain air–it’s après ski time! Oops–no, wait a minute–wrong season. OK, let’s begin again. It’s summer: birds […]

Chef Profile, DINING

A Hearty Visit to Germany

Once upon a time, in the German mountains, there lived a girl name Resi. After losing her beloved fiancé, Florian, Resi retreated to an isolated cabin and dedicated her time to looking after the travelers that passed by, thus trying to heal her broken heart. Her hospitality became known far […]

Restaurants

Knife Knowhow

A chef’s personal knife collection is like a woman’s closet or a skier’s quiver—every piece has a purpose. “I think you want all your knives to be heavy and sturdy, with a knife handle that fits your hand,” says Kelly Liken. “It is a lot of personal preference—like trying on […]