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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 the pleasure of knowing or working with him for a short time — would likely agree that there is nothing “simple” about him, his contributions or his accolades. He is as dynamic and impassioned as the dishes he develops for menus; as inspired and creative as the music he composes at home to wind down after work. Now in his fifties, Wade’s career has taken him from his roots in Sonoma, California, to the island of Maui and then to the Colorado moun- tains. He worked his way up early from pastry chef to line cook to sous chef, then […]

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 the chimney. For, when life hands you peaches, you can make – well, lots of things. Oh, sure there are many other summer fruits that whet our appetites like berries, watermelon, nectarines, apricots. But, peaches – fuzzy or not – are rich and musky and filled with flavor that’s hard to resist. So check ’em all out for yourself. Your tastebuds will love you Terra Bistro Peaches are their super-juice ripest right now. They’re delicious grilled or used as a garnish for many dishes or, perhaps in a juicy pie or simply eaten right out of the bag and over […]

Blog, EVENTS

Vail Mountain to Host Three Interdenominational Easter Sunday Services

Town of Vail to provide complimentary parking in Lionshead for early service attendees   VAIL, Colo. – April 9, 2019 – Vail Mountain will host its annual interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6 a.m. inside at Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will open to the public at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead. Complimentary baked goods and beverages will be provided for attendees. In addition, there will be two afternoon Easter services outside at Eagle’s Nest, which are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Simonton Deck (also known as the Holy Cross observation deck).   For those planning to attend the Easter sunrise service, the Town of Vail will be offering free parking for vehicles that enter the Lionshead parking structure after 5 a.m. and depart prior to 10 a.m. Upon departure, attendees should inform the parking booth attendants they were […]

EVENTS, Vail

Full Band Lineup Announced for Spring Back to Vail

Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd to join Gov’t Mule VAIL, Colo. – March 8, 2019 – Spring Back to Vail 2019 is excited to announce Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd will be performing on Saturday, April 13, joining Gov’t Mule on Friday, April 12, with free concerts at Ford Park presented by Bud Light, both starting at 6pm.   “We are so excited to culminate an amazing ski season with such a terrific closing event like Spring Back to Vail,” said Mayor Dave Chapin. “Spring Back truly offers so much activation throughout Vail with live music, lodging specials and merchant involvement, which is a primary reason for the town supporting it like we do. After such a great snow year, to close out our season with such a strong, fun, music line-up is really something special.”   Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, UK reggae legends, Steel Pulse, emerge with musical […]

Beaver Creek, EVENTS

16th-Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Kicks Off Summer on May 24-26, 2019

Headliners Los Lobos and Larkin Poe to Perform at Festival   BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – March 6, 2019 – This Memorial Day weekend, Beaver Creek Resort kicks off summer with the 16th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. The signature event returns for another year to celebrate Colorado’s best brews and Kansas City’s best BBQ amidst the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Join us May 24-26 to welcome warmer weather, treat your taste buds and groove to the blues in Beaver Creek. Live Blues Featuring three full days of live blues performances, the festival is excited to announce headlining performances by Larkin Poe and Los Lobos on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, respectively. Larkin Poe are a singer-songwriter duo of sisters with a gritty, soulful sound flavored by their Southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently based in Nashville, Rebecca and Megan Lovell are descendants of the […]

Blog, EVENTS

Extraordinary Events Welcome Families to Beaver Creek this February

  Beaver Creek Celebrates the Best of America during Beaver Creek Extraordinaire presents Spangled BalletX World Premiere slated for Feb. 9 at Vilar Performing Arts Center Talons Challenge returns on Feb. 23   BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Feb. 6, 2019 – Following an extraordinary start to the ski and snowboard season, Beaver Creek Resort welcomes families during the month of February to new and returning events, including a boundary-pushing ballet performance and complimentary activities.   Beaver Creek Extraordinaire presents Spangled Families will enjoy a festive and light-hearted celebration of America during Presidents Weekend, with events inspired by American heritage, classic American music, and the American Ski Culture.   Event Schedule: National Statesmen | Feb. 15, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy sculptures of American presidents and heritage and make a snow angel at the official snow angel park.   Ceremony of Lights | Feb. 16, 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the patriotic pride of Presidents […]

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 David Gutowski accounts for his journey and success as an executive chef in Beaver Creek. It’s work ethic “If you want something, work hard and go get it,” says Gutowski. “I did it—I’m a perfect example. You can thrive in this town; it may cost you a powder day.” And that’s not to say that Gutowski doesn’t get out and enjoy thigh-deep turns on his snowboard when he can carve out the time. He moved to the mountains for his love of the sport, but now as a full-time executive chef with a house, a family and all the expenses […]

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 could pay and were given a slice corresponding to the amount offered. Hence, a slice was born. And nowhere is pizza more part of the city than in Philadelphia, home to one of the largest concentrations of Italian-Americans in the nation. They revel in their celebs, like singers Frankie Avalon, Jim Croce, jazz impresario Buddy Greco, actors Bradley Cooper and Sylvester Stallone and baseball Hall of Famer, Roy Campanella, to name a few paisans. And the Italian lexicon can be heard all over South Philly. Figurati (fuhgedaboudit), Goomba (buddy), Chooch (someone who never amounted to much). The ambience of the […]

Vail Jazz Festival

Vail Jazz Festival

    TICKETS CALENDAR EDUCATION DONATE Thursday 8/16, 6:00pm: Thursday 8/16: At just 23, Veronica’s style and vocal talent is way beyond her years, captivating audiences with American Songbook, bebop and vocalese classics. Joined by piano prodigy Emmet Cohen and Vail Jazz Workshop alums Russel Hall (’10) on bass and Evan Sherman (’09) on drums, who will provide creative and sensational collaborations at their Vail Jazz @ Vail Square performance. ALMOST SOLD OUT! BUY TICKETS For five days over Labor Day weekend, the Vail Jazz Party brings over 35 jazz heavyweights to play together in riveting main stage performances, captivating jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Each week we’ll focus on one set that will take place at the Vail Jazz Party. This week, it’s James Morrison Plays the Lot taking place on Saturday, September 1st. “Doubling” on a similar instrument is rather common in the jazz world. Terell Stafford […]