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Kari Corbin | Dining , Healthy Living , Special Vail Valley Recipes | December 19, 2015

While most people are tucked under the covers, listening only to the dream voices of their subconscious, Molly Harrison’s world is filled with the dull roar of ovens and a steady stream of NPR news, punctuated every 40 minutes by a timer. Ding! That 150 pounds of ciabatta dough better be ready for its first […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Dining , Giving Back | December 18, 2015

Nate Gatrel earned his culinary degree at age 20 from one of the top three culinary schools in the nation: Kendall College. In 2007, when the Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek recruited him as a chef, he moved from Chicago to Beaver Creek. Throughout the years, he built a strong resume by working in some […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Dining | June 5, 2015

For chocoholics, just the word “chocolate” evokes feelings of comfort and joy. A feeling that can only be satiated with a taste that takes the craver to nirvana. Somehow words, say, like “cabbage” or “kale” don’t do it. Healthy? Yes. However, doesn’t sound mouth-watering like the sweet sound of the word “chocolate”. History says that […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Blog , Dining |

Four Vail Valley female executive chefs reveal their challenges and passions It’s hard enough to make the cut as an executive chef at a high-end Vail restaurant. But try breaking into a predominantly male career as a woman in the 1980s, like Larkspur’s, Paula Turner. Imagine navigating cultural and language barriers, like Veronica Morales, executive […]

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Kim Fuller | Dining |

Vail Valley breweries tap their kegs for the summer season One of the great things about Colorado craft brews is that they can often be enjoyed under a blue blanket of sunny skies. The Vail Valley has some top-tier beer, quenching the end of an epic day spent cruising beneath the aspen trees or coasting […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog , Culture in the Vail Valley , Dining , Events , Vail | April 10, 2015

The Taste of Vail lamb event brings out the Vail Valley’s finest chefs, all competing for the grand champion title. Vinters from across the globe also show up to showcase their finest wines. The all access pass for this event was $75; a small price when you consider the countless lamb dishes paired with wine […]

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Mark Summers | Dining , Dining and Nightlife | March 14, 2015

Delicious work with Mezcal on the Smoke n Fire at Toscanini. This cocktail features a great balance between the smoke and the fire. It has really robust flavors up front with a super smooth finish. Delish Enjoy! ~Mark

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Mark Summers | Blog , Dining , Dining and Nightlife | February 12, 2015

Mark Summers, who has been in the Valley for 19 years is currently the Beverage Director and Mixologist at The Rose in Edwards. He has a love of all things cocktail like which has led him to become a Partner, Brand Ambassador and Mixologist for Parce Rum, whiskey barrel aged Rum from Colombia. Mark loves the nightlife that […]

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Shauna Farnell | Dining | February 3, 2015

Famous for his slow-cooked prime rib, attention to detail, strong accent, warm smile and for rarely tak-ing a day off, Lancelot proprietor Werner Fehael believes in tradition. Hailing from Klagenfurt, a small city in southern Austria, rather than growing up a skier like most Austrians, Fehael lived near a lake and was a swimmer. But like many of his […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Dining | January 22, 2015

DELECTABLES International Flavor Embark on a culinary adventure of global cuisine available in the Vail Valley. Your taste buds will love you! European 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 […]

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