BEAVER CREEK -The fastest way to the heart is through the stomach and local restaurants and resorts know it. 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is offering a special menu to ignite the senses and please the palate on Valentine's Day weekend. The limited-time menu allows guests to choose an appetizer, entre and dessert selection for a set price of $55. Allow the sommelier to pair his favorite vintages for an additional $20. Selections include a house-smoked salmon, a warm goat cheese tart, lamb, grilled halibut or filet. Homemade gelato or chocolate cake is available to top off the Valentine's Day treat. The Valentine's Day menu will be available Feb. 11-14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Visit www.parkhyattbeavercreek.com or call 970-827-6600 to learn more.Over at the Vail Cascade Resort, Atwater on Gore Creek is hosting the annual Candlelight Night dinner on Feb. 14. That night the restaurant will be lit by hundreds of candles. The chef's tasting menu will be available with a choice of either three courses for $55, or four courses for $65, with a variety of choices including gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. Not only a romantic and reflective evening, the resort offers the experiential event to show its commitment to Destination Earth, a program dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. Ten percent of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties. Reservations for the special evening can be made by calling 970-479-7104.Also for Valentine's Day, Felicia Jablonski, executive pastry chef at the Vail Cascade Resort is making artisan handmade chocolates, for sale in the Village Market Caf during the month of February. The assortment features four lush flavors: Caramel, lemon, raspberry and hazelnut praline. Customers can purchase an eight-piece box for $14.95 and a 15-piece box for $24.95. To reserve a box, call 970-479-1500.
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