352 E. Meadow Drive
Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa
Located inside of Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa, the Terra Bistro is clean, casual and unpretentious. Splashed with simple, contemporary decor, the dining area is bright by day and dimmed at night. Patrons will find white tablecloths, wooden chairs, high windows and plenty of space at every table.
Terra Bistro puts natural ingredients at the top of its priority list. From fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables used in every dish to the goat-cheese and hazelnut-endowed lamb, the Bistro aims to gather as many ingredients as possible from Colorado growers. Executive Chef Kevin Nelson’s cuisine fuses Mediterranean flare with Asian tang and Southwestern spice.
Your favorite wine will likely not be missed on a list featuring more than 700, including special cellar selections and half bottles. Champagne and sparkling wine alone offer more than 20 varieties, largely from France. One is sure to find all of the most current and top-rated pinot noirs from California and Oregon and those who want to begin their evening with a kick, can unlock their palates with a key lime pie or vanilla almond martini.
There’s nothing like the ahi. A signature dish for more than 10 years, the Bistro’s ahi is encrusted with coriander, which serves as the accent on the tart, lip-smacking tamari vinaigrette. The evolved summer presentation includes a vegetable spring roll in rice paper and a crisp spring salad with soft edemame.
Those who still have stomach space shouldn’t leave without trying the bittersweet chocolate molten. Imagine a warm volcano of chocolate tamed by a cool mound of vanilla ice cream ” worth the calories.