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Mirabelle

Daily Staff Report

55 Village Rd.

Beaver Creek

970.949.7728

The Space

There’s a sense of heritage and elegant repose in the atmosphere of Mirabelle. Timeless charm echoes from the foundation of this original valley settlement. A new outdoor seating area puts diners right in the middle of the scenery, and contributes to the overall experience.

The Food

Chef-owner Daniel Joly believes a dining experience is only as good as your next meal, so chefs can’t sit back on their reputation. To that end the menu and the presentation remain the highlight of the Mirabelle experience. A master Belgian chef, Joly marries classic technique with his penchant for fresh and light ingredients. Lobster, elk and a spot-on Dover sole all have a place on the menu, but they aren’t heavy. The herb garden out back helps keep things fresh, too.

Gotta Try

It’s best to dive into Chef Joly’s own recommendations and opt for Le Menu Gourmand, a four-course dining experience that changes daily. But for those who insist upon ordering from the menu, the foie gras with peach, pear and strawberry nougatine is a good bet. The rich and sweet combination perfectly illustrates how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The Belgian white asparagus with watercress foam emulsion is a delicate foray into summer. And the elk and truffled popcorn crepe is an untraditional show stopper with contrasting textures and flavors.

Tidbit

A new deck surrounded by trees makes a lovely seating area. Perched next to a branch of the picturesque Beaver Creek, the sound of water and birds makes a romantic setting. It’s an easy place to kick back, relax, and enjoy one of the more sumptuous mountain experiences out there.

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