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The Slope Room restaurant opens Friday, focusing on connection between regional farmers, ranchers

The Slope Room restaurant opens Friday

Sophisticated yet cozy, The Slope Room restaurant and bar pays homage to the intrigue and dangerous allure of the Old West with a decidedly modern twist on the traditional new American and steakhouse menu.

During this pandemic era, we frequently hear about businesses shutting down, so it’s particularity refreshing to hear of a new restaurant opening up. The Slope Room in Vail has arrived and aims to serve elevated, New American classics, while striking the perfect balance between elegance, style and rustic approachability.

The Slope Room is a part of Gravity Haus, which took over the Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa a year ago. Gravity Haus is a globally conscious hospitality and experiential brand that is focused on the best of all worlds: hospitality, technology, sustainability, dining, wellness and outdoor adventures.

The Slope Room is located in the former Terra Bistro space, and Gravity Haus wants to invite all past and future guests in to see what’s new.



“For the team at Gravity Haus and Slope Room it has been incredibly important for us to carry on the decades-long legacy of Terra Bistro. Many of the Slope Room staff and servers had worked at Terra Bistro, and their excitement for Slope Room is palpable,” said Matt Windt, executive vice president of marketing and communications at Gravity Haus. “Throughout the new Slope Room concept we pay homage to one of the great restaurant spaces in all of Vail.”

When developing the menu, The Slope Room and Chef Alberto Soto didn’t intentionally create a signature dish or set of dishes.



“We wanted to bring the idea of ‘pasture-to-table’ to life. In turn, we created an entire signature restaurant that fully aligns with what Gravity Haus stands for by including options for all tastes and preferences,” Windt said.

The Gravity Haus bought the Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa a year ago. Gravity Haus Breck located in Breckenridge, debuted on December 8, 2019 and a third experience, Gravity Haus Winter Park, is scheduled to open in Spring 2021.

The restaurant will be open all day, serving coffee and breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., après ski from 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to close. Just looking at the menu makes you hungry. Try a breakfast burrito in the morning, a beet salad for lunch, Korean fried chicken wings for après ski and the Colorado lamb shank for dinner.

In the morning and during lunchtime, the space will be called Unravel Coffee. Unravel Coffee co-produces and imports straight from farms in Ethiopia and roasts in-house with a Bellwether zero-emissions roaster. Unravel Coffee invites diners to sit down and savor a cup of coffee or pick up some grab-and-go items when they are on the run.

The atmosphere is a blend of the rugged spirit of the Old West along with luxurious modern touches. To learn more, go to sloperoom.com.


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