Halfway up Bachelor Gulch is a big, friendly cabin. After a brief snowcat-driven sleigh ride from the Ritz-Carlton, trade your boots for a pair of slippers and get ready to be indulged.
Chef Tim Mc Caw’s inventive Pacific-influenced American cuisine is only one component of a satisfying evening. Sommelier Willem Johnson has a gift for racy pairings that do more than complement: They elevate. As for the attentive wait staff, well versed in the menu, they don’t hesitate to wax poetic about this or that.
In addition to a changing selection of sashimi and pan-seared foie gras, the scallop pho is an appetizer stand-out. With a rich beef broth enriched with mushrooms, the Vietnamese soup is tasty and exciting.
The entree list is thorough, including several fish, beef and game selections. But the sweet and sour duck was outstanding, with a sauce that manages to be both subtle and flavorful. And that mountain standard, the Colorado rack of lamb, is tender.
Save room for the rice pudding with a burnt sugar top, or simply one of Johnson’s dessert wines.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.