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Behind the Scenes column: Climbing the peak of oenological excellence (1)

November 22, 2014 — 

Sommeliers are gastronomic matchmakers, helping diners discover the perfect match for a chef’s creation from candidates presented on a restaurant’s wine list. Digging into their gustatory toolboxes of aromas and …

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Avery Brewing Co. and Vail Cascade team up for ‘Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings’ dinner (2)

November 21, 2014 — 

VAIL — Celebrating the opening of the ski season, the Vail Cascade hosts Matt “Handtruck” Thrall, head brewer for Avery Brewing Co., on Saturday for a Brewmasters Weekend. In addition …

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Edwards siblings both finalists in Uncle Ben’s cooking contest (3)

November 20, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — There are two burgeoning television chefs living in Edwards: Nicholas Hornbostel, age 9, and his sister, Chloe, 10. The siblings were chosen as two of the top 25 …

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Breckenridge Brewery gets back to its roots with Mountain Series (4)

November 19, 2014 — 

Breckenridge Brewery recently launched its Mountain Series, a collection of pilot, small-batch and seasonal brews that pay tribute to the brewery’s roots in Summit County. The brewery opened its doors …

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Vail Daily food feature: Time out from turkey (5)

November 18, 2014 — 

It’s that time of year again, a time when the humble turkey finally gets the rock star treatment that some, Benjamin Franklin included, think it deserves. Though it didn’t make …

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Maya, Spa Anjali offer holiday specials (6)

November 18, 2014 — 

AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is offering two ways to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday — a special four-course Colorado Thanksgiving dinner at Maya …

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Vail Ale at Altitude column: Brewing innovative beers from traditional practices (7)

November 18, 2014 — 

At Avery Brewing Co., we pride ourselves in pushing boundaries with nontraditional raw materials and process parameters. We’ve used everything from Peruvian passion fruit to Tasmanian pepperberries and all kinds …

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High Country Baking column: Change up your typical pumpkin bread (8)

November 18, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Vail resident Jennie Iverson publishes her second cookbook, ‘Ski Town Apres Ski’ (9)

November 14, 2014 — 

A few decades ago, the words apres ski conjured up images of saucy chicken wings and a foamy Coors Light, or a simple hamburger flanked by a syrupy, neon green …

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Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch appoints new exec sous chef (10)

November 11, 2014 — 

BEAVER CREEK — The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch announced Ben Christopher as executive sous chef of the recently renovated luxury resort on Beaver Creek Mountain. He will oversee day-to-day culinary operations …

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Vail Cascade says thanks to troops with a free meal on Veteran’s Day (11)

November 9, 2014 — 

VAIL — The U.S. Armed Forces is considered one of the world’s largest militaries, comprised of countless service men and women that dedicate their lives to serve and protect the …

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Must Be the Mole Stout makes its way to Rio Grande Frisco (12)

November 8, 2014 — 

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants are known for their knockout margaritas, but a new collaboration between the Frisco location, Breckenridge Distillery and Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Edwards means beer enthusiasts …

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Vail Pop to pair wild game with whiskey (13)

November 6, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — The importance of eating locally has been discussed by well-known authors, politicians, next-door neighbors and doctors alike. But high in the Rockies it is not always easy. Working …

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High Country Baking: Boozing up apple pie (14)

November 4, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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A spirited debate: When craft spirits aren’t always from scratch (15)

November 4, 2014 — 

A couple of craft spirits producers have come under fire lately for the way they are presenting their hooch. Separate class-action suits have been filed against Templeton Rye, in Iowa, …

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Colorful Cooking column: Turn basic banana bread into tasty French toast (16)

November 4, 2014 — 

Raise your hand if you have a couple of bananas in your freezer? Banana bread time! Bananas and plantains are the most produced and traded fruit worldwide. A ripe banana …

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Dozens of wineries coming for 25th annual Taste of Vail festival (17)

November 4, 2014 — 

VAIL — As Taste of Vail enters its 25th year, more than 30 wineries have already committed to the four-day food and wine festival, which takes place April 8-11. In …

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Mirabelle’s chef Daniel Joly will act as judge at European culinary challenge (18)

October 22, 2014 — 

BRUSSELS — Belgian-born master chef Daniel Joly, owner and chef at Beaver Creek Resort’s Mirabelle Restaurant, was recently chosen as one of the seven Belgian top culinary judges of the …

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Vail Daily food feature: Falling for hard cider (19)

October 21, 2014 — 

Hard cider— the drink of choice when our forefathers were facing off with the Brits — is experiencing a rise in popularity in today’s market and, unlike powdered wigs, it’s …

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High Country Baking column: Quick and easy pumpkin cake (20)

October 21, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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