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Photo: Guest chef from Vail’s sister city in Mexico cooks at Sweet Basil

February 24, 2017 — Chef Matteo Salas, of Vail's sister city, the 500-year-old community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, prepares a suckling pig while sous chef Anthony Salazar observes Thursday at Sweet Basil in Vail. "To share dishes, recipes and how we do things … it's what makes […]

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Guest chef from Vail’s sister city to cook at Sweet Basil, Feb. 23-24

February 22, 2017 — VAIL — Today and Friday, Sweet Basil will host celebrated chef Matteo Salas from Vail's sister city, the 500-year-old community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Salas and his restaurant, Aperi, have been recognized by Travel & Leisure Mexico magazine as Best New Restaurant 2015 and […]

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Lunch on the run: Where to fuel up fast in the Vail Valley

February 21, 2017 — It's that time again: Your stomach is rumbling and the hangry sensation is approaching. What to do? Lunch breaks are too short for multi-hour experiences and there's always the wallet to consider. In a valley that's known for high-end, it may seem that fast and […]

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Napa Valley generations create family of wines

February 21, 2017 — In much of the old world — that would be Europe — wine families have legacies and traditions spanning both centuries and generations. Not so much here in America. So it was interesting to have a conversation with Jenny Wagner, the winemaker of Emmolo (pronounced […]

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High Altitude Baking: Staub’s apple cake with cream sauce (recipe)

February 14, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes make 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 tips that make baking in the mountains successful. When you think of great pastries, what […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Prosecco puts the spark in sparkling wines

February 14, 2017 — One of the wine world's success stories in 2016 was the boom in Prosecco. The Northern Italian bubbles rose to reach all time records on the back of a 2015 harvest, which produced in excess of 400 million bottles. The United Kingdom has proven to […]

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa spends the weekend at his restaurant, Matsuhisa Vail

February 14, 2017 — VAIL — Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is known to the world as "Nobu." When the acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants visits Vail, he sets aside a little of his schedule to explore and enjoy the area, but the majority of his time is spent […]

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch opens new signature restaurant, Wyld

February 14, 2017 — there's a new restaurant in town, but it's one you won't just stumble across. Like some of the most coveted areas of the wilderness, Wyld is a sought-after destination amidst a memorable journey. The windy road that approaches Bachelor Gulch is just a taste of […]

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Valentine’s Day dining: Aphrodisiacs are on the menu in the Vail Valley

February 11, 2017 — The holiday of love is upon us, and local restaurants are hoping to kindle the passion with romantic menus made for two. Here, we've collected a list of places that are pulling out something special to help fan the flames of your devotion. Please note […]

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Vail Today: Hot chocolate an elevated experience at The Sebastian (video)

February 11, 2017 — Hot chocolate is often part of ski vacations, but you haven't truly experienced hot chocolate until you've tried this decadent drink at The Sebastian Vail. Pastry chef Laura Kretzing pours hours of time, dedication and love into this concoction that is more of an experience […]

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Valentine’s Day recipes: Chorizo panela pupusas, tres leches cake

February 9, 2017 — When I think of Valentine's Day, it's always with my husband in mind. He loves many of the experiments I try in the kitchen. When he reminds me of some of those bites, I realize I need to share them, because your significant others will […]

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Chefs Kevin Erving, Ron Jackson join Beaver Creek culinary team

February 7, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Resort recently announced the appointment of Kevin Erving to the position of executive chef at Beano's Cabin and Ron Jackson to the position of executive chef at Zach's Cabin. Both Erving and Jackson bring with them more than 30 years […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: UNESCO considers a sip of Prosecco

February 7, 2017 — This past July, I took a drive in Northern Italy on my way to visit the southwestern flank of the Prosecco wine region. For two hours, I drove through the flatlands and neighborhoods of the Province of Treviso, west of Venice, on my way to […]

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The Bookworm of Edwards celebrates 20 years with café remodel

February 7, 2017 — The staff at The Bookworm of Edwards this year celebrates its 20-year anniversary as the Vail Valley's local independent bookstore. Many things have changed in those 20 years, yet the core mission of The Bookworm has always stayed the same: to be a passionate, community-minded […]

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The Bookworm of Edwards celebrates 20 years with café remodel

February 7, 2017 — The staff at The Bookworm of Edwards this year celebrates its 20-year anniversary as the Vail Valley's local independent bookstore. Many things have changed in those 20 years, yet the core mission of The Bookworm has always stayed the same: to be a passionate, community-minded […]

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Cafe Milano partners with Rustic Farm to Fork for pre-prepared meals, catering

February 7, 2017 — Who doesn't love a home-cooked meal? But who has time to make one every evening? Cafe Milano in Edwards has partnered with Rustic Farm to Fork, a new local meal preparation and catering business, to offer homemade meals that can be ordered online or in […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Copious rainfall makes for a January to remember

January 31, 2017 — If you are reading Wine Ink in one of the high-mountain papers in which it lives weekly, then you no doubt are in a ski town. And that means you were inundated this January with epic amounts of snow. Lake Tahoe set records for snowfall. […]

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For pizza crust with a big dose of vitamins, try substituting cauliflower (recipe)

January 31, 2017 — Cauliflower is a wonder-veggie. No longer relegated to boiling and covering with a bright orange cheese sauce (sorry, Mom), cauliflower is stepping out in the place of starch, such as rice in stir-fries or instead of wheat flour in pizza dough. Cauliflower is mild, so […]

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Vail Today: Make a high-protein snack for your football crowd (video)

January 31, 2017 — If you're looking for a simple yet unique appetizer, these shrimp bites may be your next favorite. Their texture makes you want to just keep popping them in your mouth. A creamy sweetness from the blended shrimp and the explosion of the corn gives you […]

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For date night on the cheap, try Alaskan King Crab legs

January 24, 2017 — Nothing says indulgence like noshing on some seriously giant Alaskan King Crab legs. They're not just tasty, they're a low-fat source of protein — one leg has about 25 grams of protein, and a whole host of vitamins and minerals (including sodium, incidentally, so a […]

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