‘Bites and Flights Night’ at Kelly Liken | VailDaily.com

‘Bites and Flights Night’ at Kelly Liken

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Every Tuesday, bar patrons at Restaurant Kelly Liken are invited to enlighten their palate with unconventional pairings featuring hand-selected American and French wines, award-winning seasonal cocktails, and micro brews during “Bites and Flights Night.” On Tuesday evenings through Dec. 20, Restaurant Kelly Liken will host “Bites and Flights Night” at the bar.

Owned by Chef Kelly Liken along with her husband and Wine Director Rick Colomitz, Restaurant Kelly Liken, features seasonally inspired American cuisine with a strong emphasis on locally sourced Colorado ingredients and products.

“‘Bites and Flights Night’ allows Kelly and I to really experiment with unexpected or contrasting pairings,” Colomitz said. “It brings the culinary experience to a whole other level especially when we are pairing with wine, Kelly’s amazing cocktails, or micro brews.”

Bites and Flights will be available every Tuesday from opening until 7 p.m. The menu will change based on what is available and in season and will include side-by-side pairings of wine, cocktail, and beer flights along with “bites” – a trio of canapes. Examples of bites will include a roasted beet and herbed goat cheese with crispy katifi; grilled Gulf shrimp with citrus dressed water cress and shaved macadamia nuts; and seared duck breast and duck confit with arugula hazelnut vinaigrette. A wine flight might include 2007 William Fevre “Champs Royaux” Chablis, 2008 Alphonse Mellot “La Moussiere” Sancerre and a 2005 Clos Des Moielles, Cote de Bourg. Beer flights will include True Blond Ale-Ska Brewing, Amber Ale-Crazy Mountain, and India Pale Ale from Avery Brewing. Hand-crafted cocktail flights will feature seasonal martinis like “High Altitude Beet,” “Pumpkin,” and “Pear Pleaser,” and cocktails inspired by specific eras such as the ’30s or ’60s.

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