Vail Restaurant Month, week three
VAIL, Colorado – A slight chill in the evening air, a deepening of nature’s colors, and the sight of lovers walking hand-in-hand along the golden paths of Vail all signal the electric turning of the season. It’s time for bundling up, snuggling up, and serving up drinks and dishes that warm the heart as Vail Restaurant Month moves into its third themed week, “LoveFest,” a seven-day celebration starting today and running through Sunday.Vail Restaurant Month’s schedule features more than 80 events and adventures through Oct. 17, focusing this week on themed events, champagne and spirits and wine tastings, chocolate tastings, family activities, and special dinners created by Vail’s top chefs.For event details, reservation information, and special fall lodging packages, visit http://www.VailRestaurantMonth.com.”LoveFest” all week long:•Aphrodisiac Dinner at La Tour – Feast on Chef Ferzacca’s “Menu of Temptation.” Call 970-476-4403.• “Taste of Forbidden Love” at Kelly Liken – Dine on the dish Romeo and Juliet would have died for, and feast like Cleopatra and Caesar. Call 970-479-0175.• Sweet Basil’s LoveFest Champagne Celebration – “Flights and bites” feature Veuve Clicquot, Domaine Ruinart and Domaine Chandon. Call 970-476-0125.• “I Love Pizza” Week at The Vail Blue Moose. Call 970-476-8666.•Romantic Champagne breakfast all day long at Blu’s Restaurant. Call 970-476-3113• LoveFest fashion sale at Arriesgado Clothing Co. – Ladies lace clothing and lingerie are featured. Call 970-476-4590.•Champagne Breakfast at Centre V – A breakfast paired with Krug Champagne. Call 970-754-7700.•Rendezvous for two – One-night Vail package at the intimate Christiania Lodge, plus sweet and savory menu for two at Larkspur. Call 970-754-8050• Romance Week at Big Bear Bistro – Bottle of wine and bruschetta for two for $25. Call 970-300-1394.•Sexy Seafood at Sapphire – Tasting menu with Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Call 970-476-2828.Monday•Sweet Basil Monday: Champagne! – Informal, informative tasting of Champagnes, hosted by Wine Director Wade Vizena. Call 970-476-0125.Tuesday•”Tasting Tuesdays” at Alpine Wine & Spirits – Pop over for a free tasting of special wines, champagnes or spirits. Call 970-479-8116.Wednesday•Wednesday guest bartender series at Larkspur Bar – Lively local fundraising event every Wednesday during Vail Restaurant Month. Call 970-754-8050.Friday•”Kids Corner” dinner and dessert creation station at Kelly Liken – A night out and a special dinner your children have helped create. Contact Sarah John at 970-479-0175.•”Sparkling Sensations” at West Vail Liquor Mart – Bring on the bubbles! Sample a Prosecco, Cava and a California sparkling wine. No charge; 4 to 6pm. Call 970-476-2675.Saturday•A romantic evening at the Wildflower (with childcare) – An intimate evening, a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Childcare includes a separate dinner, movie and games. Call 970-754-7880.•Tea on the Meadow – Scones, tea pastries, and tea sandwiches, by Pastry Chef Sara Hackbirth at La Tour Restaurant; Call 970-476-4403.•Master’s Gallery presents “Chocolate Decadence” – Chef Bailey of Lord Gore, Grappa Wine & Spirits, and gallerista Rayla Kundolf co-host a chocolate fountain party at 3 p.m..; Call 970-477-0600.Complete calendar of events can be found at http://www.VailRestaurantMonth.com.