Food for Youth tastings is Oct. 10
VAIL — Top Vail Valley restaurants are preparing their best dishes for the seventh annual Valley Tastings: Food for Youth, a benefit for the Eagle River Youth Coalition’s collaborative youth and family services. The event is set for Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail and includes samplings of appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine and local beer.
This year’s participating restaurants include: Sweet Basil, Mountain Standard, The Metropolitan, Main Street Grill, Ristorante Ti Amo, Batter Cupcakes, Home Chefs of Vail, Ripe Farm Stand, Vin 48 and Blue Moose Pizza. Bonfire Brewery and Avon Liquors will be showcasing beverages.
“Enjoy tastings from renowned local chefs while supporting local youth and family services,” Eagle River Youth Coalition Executive Director Michelle Stecher said. “Live entertainment, an exceptional silent auction, and youth leadership awards will round out the evening’s events.”
Delectable delights include:
• The Metropolitan’s smoked trout mousse and cucumber canape with fresh lemon zest and a prosciutto chip.
The famous fall-off-the-bone pork ribs of chef Chris, of Main Street Grill.
Batter Cupcakes’ gourmet treats.
Sponsors include Alpine Bank, the Lapin Family Charitable Foundation, East West Resorts, First Bank, RA Nelson, the Vail Daily, KZYR, NRC Broadcasting, and Petals and Pours.
Paul Cuthbertson set out by himself around 3 p.m. Friday from the trailhead that leads up to the Polar Star Inn, according to his father, Mike, but never made it to the popular backcountry hut as a late-spring snowstorm moved in.