Local chef Kelly Liken to open Harvest By Kelly Liken in Singletree in June | VailDaily.com

Local chef Kelly Liken to open Harvest By Kelly Liken in Singletree in June

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Local chef Kelly Liken is a James Beard Award nominee, Top Chef alum and Food Network Iron Chef competitor. She will open her new restaurant, Harvest By Kelly Liken, in June.
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What: Harvest By Kelly Liken and The Pantry.

When: Opening date yet to be announced. Once open, hours for Harvest By Kelly Liken will be lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday; lunch will not be served during the winter season. The Pantry will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Adjacent to the Sonnenalp Club, Singletree, Edwards.

Cost: Prices not yet released.

More information: Call 970-477-5353, or visit http://www.harvestvail.com.

EDWARDS — Colorado chef and restaurateur Kelly Liken, a James Beard Award nominee, Top Chef alum and Food Network Iron Chef competitor, will open her newest restaurant concept, Harvest By Kelly Liken, in June in the Singletree neighborhood of Edwards.

Sample dishes include smoked rocky mountain trout with frisee, crisp potatoes, kalamata olives, haricot vert, hard cooked egg and sherry-balsamic vinaigrette; slow-cooked saag marinated leg of lamb with chickpea mash, sauteed spinach, pickled fresno chili and carrot salad; and heirloom tomatoes and watermelon with fresh mint, pickled red onions, arugula and feta.

“I wanted to create an approachable and inclusive community concept that really focuses on seasonal, Colorado cuisine,” Liken said. “While Harvest still offers the elevated service and refined hospitality that Restaurant Kelly Liken was known for, this is my version of home cooking, a gathering spot for the Vail community that is affordable and creative without pretense.”

With a commitment to working with local farmers, artisans and purveyors, Liken curates the menu and cultivates dynamic collaborations with Colorado’s community of farmers.

Rick Colomitz, Liken’s husband and restaurant partner, will oversee the beverage program at Harvest By Kelly Liken. Colomitz crafted a beverage program with a heavy emphasis on Colorado-centric beer, cocktails and coffee. The concept also boasts a unique, affordable wine program that showcases local Colorado wineries and small-production, family-owned wineries from throughout the world.

In addition to the restaurant, an all-day coffee bar and grab-and-go market, The Pantry, will churn out fresh smoothies and juices, sandwiches, granolas, salads and other treats, as well as a rotating selection of coffee from local Colorado’s roasters.

Harvest by Kelly Liken features a newly designed, open-air space with south-facing views of Arrowhead Mountain. Oz Architecture, based in Denver, collaborated closely with Liken in order to capture the atosphere inside. The interior of the restaurant features blue painted millwork, dark wood floors, marble countertops and custom barn wood community tables. Located under a 30-foot vaulted wood paneled ceiling sits the bar, which seats 22 at the bar and 32 for dining in the bar and lounge area.

The focal point of the traditional dining room, which seats 65, is a wood-paneled fireplace on the south wall, in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Sonnenalp Golf Course. The terrace dining experience offers furnishings for up to 200.

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