Best of Vail: Best Brunch
2. Westside Cafe
3. Leonora at the Sebastian
Go Vintage for brunch in Vail at this Old World-inspired brasserie. Owner Laurance Broderick, known by most as Brodie, said the main distinction from breakfast is that brunch includes cocktails. Try the Vintage Signature Mary — a house-made Bloody Mary mix served with horseradish- and cardamom-infused vodka, topped with a seasoned rim and asparagus, blue cheese olives, lemon, lime and cheddar cheese.
The BLT Benedict is a showstopper, and for the table, order a side of smashbrowns — roasted fingerling potatoes smashed together with bacon, cheddar and chives, as well as a Vintage specialty, the savory puff-pastry galettes.
“The whole concept of our restaurant being ‘vintage’ is that we do things the old-fashioned way,” Broderick said. “We put a lot of time and effort and premium ingredients into all of our food. It takes a little bit of time, but that’s the way we like to do things here.”