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Chefs in the Garden features Bol

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Julian Smith of Bol

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens continues the popular cooking demonstrations, Chefs in the Gardens, on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. with Chef Julian Smith from Bol. Smith will explain how to prepare and serve octopus, summer pea soup and a pickled apple crab salad. The cost of the demonstration is $5 and includes a sample of the dishes. Members of the Gardens and guests of Gasthoff Gramshammer, Sitzmark Lodge and Manor Vail, can reserve a seat by calling 970-476-0103 ext. 5 or email liz@bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Located in the Solaris square, Bol combines entertainment with exceptional food. The restaurant serves an extensive menu of new and healthy dishes and specializes in farm-to-table dining. They use mostly local and regional ingredients whenever possible. This unique restaurant also boasts a 60-foot bar with a variety of craft cocktails for children and adults.

Smith grew up in the restaurant business in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and eventually graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2002. He gained valuable kitchen experience in some of the best restaurants in New York, including Union Square Café, Craft, Chanterelle, and the re-opening of Le Cirque. Chef Smith began working at Bol after moving to Vail in 2007 and was promoted to the chef position in 2012.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is Eagle County's botanical garden. For more information and a calendar of events, visit bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.

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