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AVON — Maya at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, with happy hour all night long, including margaritas and sangria for $6.50, beers for $4, tacos for $3 and small plates for $5.
On Sunday, Maya will host a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. The buffet features a build-your-own omelet station, carved honey-glazed ham, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, adobe beef enchiladas, breakfast potatoes, French toast, huevos rancheros, fresh fruit and berries, yogurt and granola, assorted pastries, cheese and charcuterie display, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon and other lunch items.
Cap your meal with sweet treats including chocolate decadence, apple cake, goat cheese cheesecake, mini cupcakes, tartlets and sugar cookies. Brunch is priced at $38 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5 to 12. Reservations are highly recommended; call 970-790-5500 to save your spot. The Westin offers complimentary on-site valet parking for Maya diners, based on availability. Learn more at http://www.richard sandoval.com/mayabc.
Stoneyard rum dinner in Glenwood
Dotsero’s Stoneyard Distillery will host a rum dinner on Wednesday, May 11, at The Pullman Restaurant, 330 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Unlike traditional rum made with molasses and sugar cane, Stoneyard produces Colorado Rum made from Colorado-grown beet sugar sourced from the Eastern plains of the state and Colorado spring water from the Eagle River filtered through ancient volcanic rock.
The five-course cocktail pairing dinner starts with ham-cured octopus terrine with tobacco-smoked bread crumbs and pickles, paired with The Shrubbery Grub Shrub; second course is spiced duck breast, coconut rice and leche de tigre, paired with a Bitter Pirate (Batch 22 Rum, organe-grapefruit bitters and Fernet Branca).
The third course is Jamaican jerk goat meat pie with coconut-Scotch bonnet salsa, paired with Boba Grog, papaya and lychee spheres and chilled starfruit. Course No. 4 is Laksa with tempura shrimp, rice noodles and roasted cashews, paired with The Pullito (aged Batch 22 mojito with Kaffir lime, basil and mint). The meal concludes with Burnt miso butterscotch financier, roasted banana gelato and malted white chocolate, paired with Batch 22 buttered rum foam.
The rum dinner is $57.63 per person; call The Pullman at 970-230-9234 to make a reservation.
Outdoor sunset yoga at the distillery
Stoneyard Distillery also will host Sip & Stretch Sunset Yoga with Keni Yoga at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. The event is $15 per person and includes an all-levels outdoor yoga class, which begins at 7 p.m., Stoneyard Sunset cocktail and a distillery tour. Some mats will be provided, but it is best to bring your own. Visit http://www.keniyoga.com to learn more.
The distillery tasting room is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and the public is invited to stop in and meet the distiller and sample the rum. Learn more about Stoneyard Distillery at stoneyarddistillery.com.
With the upcoming July 12 grand opening of the new Everkrisp trail from Minturn to Eagle-Vail, Whiskey Creek trail will reopen to mountain bikes.