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Gypsums Brightwater Club welcomes two new chefs

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyDavid Sanchez (right) and Michael Connolly will oversee the casual and fine dining offerings at the Brightwater Club in Gypsum.
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GYPSUM, Colorado Brightwater Club, the 963-acre recreation-oriented residential community in Gypsum, welcomes two new chefs.David Sanchez and Michael Connolly are both hanging their toques at Brightwater Club. The duo will oversee both casual and fine-dining offerings at the Lake House and also work closely with members to offer personal chef services, catering, culinary events and member classes. David and Michaels talents and experience will certainly be savored by our members, general manager Mark Tiernan said. Under David and Michaels direction, the club will boast a varied menu of fresh and innovative meals, from casual golf-course lunches to elegant, gourmet dinners. In addition, our members are fortunate to have the opportunity to really get to know David and Michael through our monthly food and wine seminars and the clubs more informal Lunch & Learn classes.

Both Sanchez and Connolly have extensive restaurant experience. Sanchez, a trained chef and certified sommelier, has more than 25 years of restaurant, bar and club experience. Locals may recall that he served as the executive chef at Allies Cabin in Beaver Creek.Connolly, who most recently worked at a number of fine-dining establishments along the Front Range, also worked in several capacities at Cordillera, including executive chef at the Chaparral Steak House and sous chef at Timber Hearth Southwest Grill and Picasso. Both are excited to return to the area. For more information on Brightwater Club, visit http://www.BrightwaterVail Valley.com or contact Mark Tiernan at 970-524-2068.


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