Vail Restaurant Month continues |

Vail Restaurant Month continues

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VAIL, Colorado – Week two of Vail Restaurant Month kicks into high-adventure gear with a “Health, Wellness & Outdoors” theme, offering more than 25 highly diverse events this week.”There’s really something for everyone,” said Vail Restaurant Month co-founder Ilene Rapkin. “Whether you’re into running, biking, hiking with your dogs, fly fishing, yoga, gourmet cooking, or if you just love to eat and drink in fabulous style, there’s going to be an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind adventure for you this week.”Free wine and champagne tasting events, a bike ride and a trail run with stars from Bicycling and Runner’s World magazines, two events with a celebrity cookbook author, yoga classes, cooking classes for kids and adults, activities for dogs, outdoor adventure seminars and an array of healthy, innovative gourmet dinners from Vail’s top chefs are all on offer during “Health, Wellness & Outdoors Week.”The event schedule found on has more than 80 events and activities through Oct. 17, focusing this week on delicious, nutritious fall dining paired with Vail’s favorite fall outdoor adventures, plus some very special wine and champagne tastings hosted by local wine gurus such as Mickey Werner, of Alpine Wine & Spirits.Vail’s top chefs are unleashing a delectable array of nutritious, fall-themed and adventure-inspired cuisine, from La Tour’s “Wild Mushroom” menu all week, to “FlyFish/FishDish!,” a combined luncheon and free fly-fishing demo co-created by Blu’s Restaurant and Gore Creek Fly Fisherman

New York Times food writer and acclaimed cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman is a Vail Restaurant Month celebrity guest this weekend and will be the star of two different events, a cooking and dining experience with Chef Kevin Nelson, of Terra Bistro, on Saturday and a free champagne reception for her new cookbook “Recipes for Health” at Master’s Gallery in Vail Village at 11 a.m. Sunday.Coming off her thrilling “Top Chef” competition, Chef Kelly Liken steps up once again with her “Extreme Dining” tasting event on Saturday. Liken will challenge the adventurous diner with rare, exotic and unexpected food from around the world in a special tasting at her eponymous restaurant in Vail Village.”Fish 101″ on Friday will continue Sweet Basil’s focus on education and inspiration, with Chef Paul Anders hosting a seminar on food-source sustainability with hands-on insider chef tips for fish butchering and preparation at home.On Sunday morning, rise and shine with two mountain trail adventures hosted by celebrity athletes Adam Chase, from Runner’s World, and Matt Phillips, from Bicycling magazine, followed by a presentation and lunch at Vail Chophouse. “Run, Ride, Refresh!” will feature a free early-morning trail run or bike ride with Chase, president of the American Trail Running Association, and Phillips, editor at Bicycling magazine. Space is very limited for the ride and the run, so R.S.V.P. now by calling the Vail Chophouse at 970-477-0555. Visit to learn more.

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