VAIL - An annual celebration of the stunning fall season in Vail, Vail Restaurant Month returns for four weeks of culinary adventures. From Sept. 17 through Oct. 14, Vail Village and Lionshead's most legendary restaurants, along with new culinary hotspots like Matsuhisa, Flame and BOL, will showcase more than 50 delicious dining adventures, chef demos, wine and beer tastings, happy hours, parties, special offers and themed menus.Each week of Vail Restaurant Month has its own theme showcasing the lifestyle and spirit of Vail, highlighted by special events and experiences for singles, couples, groups and families:"Market to Table Week," Sept. 17-23, features inspirational and delectable dining, outdoor feasts, artisanal and fresh farmed produce, hands-on cooking with star chefs, and a special finale Vail Farmers Market on Sept. 23. "Health & Outdoors Week," Sept. 24-30, highlights healthy and innovative gourmet dining paired to ever-popular outdoor activities like trail running, biking, hiking, picnics, flyfishing, golfing and climbing while also offering rejuvenating resort and spa packages."Family Week," Oct. 11-17, during Columbus weekend, serves up great family dining offers plus "Little Foodies in the Kitchen" cooking classes and parties for kids. Kids learn from Vail's top chefs how to cook for their friends and family, while gaining tips about nutrition and healthy eating habits. As the late season chill sets in, it's time to snuggle up during "LoveFest Week," Oct. 8-14. During Vail's LoveFest, it's date night every night, with wine, beer and bubbly tastings, romantic dinners, couples spa experiences, and all-inclusive romantic getaway packages at Vail's hotels and resorts. For more information, a complete calendar of events, special offers and prizes, and exclusive lodging packages, visit www.vailrestaurantmonth.com. For invitations, contests and chef secrets, go to www.facebook.com/vailrestaurantmonth.
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