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Vista gets a vista

Cassie PenceVail CO, Colorado
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AVON – Vista Restaurant is finally getting a view fit for its namesake.The Avon restaurant, located in the boat building, is moving to the clubhouse at Arrowhead. The new space is lined with windows, letting in views of the mountains, and the club’s deck is sunny and tranquil.”It’s a beautiful location,” co-owner Janine Glennon said. “We feel that the space gives us an opportunity to grow.”Vista at Avon will close its doors April 21 and reopen in Arrowhead May 25. It will serve lunch, dinner and a new Pub at the Club menu. The dinner menu, including signature dishes like Vista’s yellowfin tuna and braised Colorado lamb shank, will remain the same, but Arrowhead’s larger kitchen will allow them to expand it a bit. Glennon said more steaks and grilled fish are on tap.”We’re going to keep our same creative American cuisine,” Glennon said.

Glennon owns Vista with her husband, Michael, the executive chef.eat! drink! hosts Taste of Vail winemakersSometimes small equals big taste, at least that’s the philosophy at eat! drink! in Edwards. The hip wine and cheese bar in Edwards hosts 12 of the smaller winemakers in town for Taste of Vail Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. For $25, wine lovers can taste more than 40 wines and nibble on artisan cheeses and appetizers. All proceeds go toward the Vail Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group.Drink! specializes in boutique wines. Co-owner Chris Irving said his favorite at Friday’s pouring is Domaine Serene. “The pinot noir,” Irving said.

Also, check out http://www.eatdrinkdish.com, dish!’s new Web site. If you haven’t heard the buzz, dish! is eat!drink!’s sister restaurant upstairs, specializing in creative small plates. The menu changes nightly, and youcan check out the tasty offerings on the new site as well as make reservations.Call 926-1393 for more information.G’Day Mate says good-bye for nowThe Aussie Bakery in Avon, which is quickly gaining a cult following, will take a short break for the off-season. G’Day Mate will close April 16 and reopen May 21.



The bakery opened late February in the Slifer Building in Avon, across the street from the Avon Center. It specialises in Australian pies filled with steak and cheese, beef with mushroom, bacon and cheese, chicken with curry, chicken with mushroom and straight vegetable, among the options. There are pasties as well – half-moon shaped pockets of pastry filled with ground beef and vegetables, topped with sesame seeds. Sausage rolls, filled with house-made sausage, fill the bottom shelves. The pies cost between $3 and $4 a piece.Arts and Entertainment Editor Cassie Pence can be reached at 748-2938, or cpence@vaildaily.com.


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