Vail Valley: Timber Hearth unveils new menu on Friday |

Vail Valley: Timber Hearth unveils new menu on Friday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily/Shane MacomberVail Valley dining: Ed Mitchell, the new executive chef of the Timber Hearth in Cordillera.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado -The Timber Hearth at Cordillera in Colorado’s Vail Valley will reopen on Friday. To celebrate, the restaurant will have moonlight sleigh rides, wines from around the world and a new winter menu.

As the latest in a series of improvements at The Club since being acquired by the Wilhelm Family Partnership earlier this summer, the new Timber Hearth offers guests western dining in the mountain setting.

“We are incredibly excited about the new direction of Timber Hearth at Cordillera, and look forward to seeing how our guests react to what we have in store for them,” said Patrick Tombelaine, The Club at Cordillera’s new vice president of club operations. “Any good meal requires the finest ingredients, and that’s why we’ve hand-picked the best staff, menu selection and atmospherics, such as the horse-drawn sleigh rides, to create a total experience for all of the senses that we’re sure our guests will enjoy.”

Timber Hearth also has three new staff members who will oversee the restaurant. Executive Chef Edward F. Mitchell is responsible for the Timber Hearth’s new menu, which will be unveiled on Friday. Mitchell, a 30-year veteran of Club Corp. of America, has been recruited, trained and developed menus at more than 200 private clubs nationwide.

Originally a native of Philadelphia, Pa., Rose Manzo is The Club at Cordillera’s new wine director. Manzo has earned her advanced sommelier certificate under the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2004. Before coming to Cordillera, Manzo was a sommelier at the Roaring Fork Club and Pinions Restaurant in Aspen.

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She will be conducting educational wine tastings for the members and staff at all three of Cordillera’s restaurants, and will serve as sommelier at the Timber Hearth. Manzo will unveil Cordillera’s new Wine Library on Friday.

Tombelaine, a one-time chef in San Francisco’s Bay Area, brings more than 25 years of culinary and guest services experience in the private club industry, including past involvement with The Metropolitan Club Denver, Aspen Glen Country Club and the Colombia Tower Club in Seattle, Wash.

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