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Ian Cropp
Bret Hartman/Vail DailyChef Owner Michael Glennon serves a sumptuous tuna tartare and exceedingly tender lamb shank.

On your way into Vista, you may catch a glimpse of a small sign that calls the restaurant a Colorado brasserie.

Make no mistake, however, as Vista’s meals and beverages go far beyond the “simple” billing of most brasseries. In the comfortable atmosphere of the dual-level dining room, you’ll enjoy an abundance of flavor throughout your meal.

This culinary jewel of Avon has a creative menu that offers a wide variety of tastes. Each dish is matched well with vegetables and sauces, whether you go with a meat, fish or vegetarian dish.

Do yourself a favor and go for the complete meal, from small dish to big dish to dessert. And start out the meal correctly with a bottle of wine.

Like any quality restaurant, the wine list is much bigger than the food menu. Ask your server for help if you’re having trouble deciding on wine.

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For a first dish, the tuna tartare is one of the best choices. Fresh tuna sandwiches a soft piece of avocado, while wonton chips and cucumber slices adorn the side. With a sweet soy glaze around the tuna, the dish somewhat resembles a giant sushi roll.

And if you’re looking for a fresh look on salads, go for either the Colorado beet carpaccio or pink grapefruit and shaved fennel salad.

A big dish that will bring you back again is the Colorado lamb shank. The melt-off-the-bone lamb is juicy to begin with, but the aged balsamic lamb jus is an added bonus.

Make sure to enjoy the creamy risotto and roasted carrots as well.

Most dishes put an extra twist on normal food, and dessert is no exception.

The marscapone cheesecake is a bit of a misnomer as it is light and buttery, unlike a normal piece of cheesecake.

And if you’ve had a long day on the slopes, you can always grab an after-dinner drink at the bar.

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