Week 1: Sept. 19 – 25
Market to Table Week : Schedule of Events
Tuesday, September 20
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes
5:30 to 7pm, $25
Executive Chef Paul Anders discusses the many varieties of Colorado heirloom tomatoes and demonstrates interesting alternatives to feature them on your dinner table.
Wednesday, September 21
Feast of Colorado
Cocktails at 7pm, 7:30 to 10:30pm, $95
A special evening features a five course dinner and beverage pairings with “everything Colorado.” Special guests included Lynn and Guy Borden from Borden Farms.
Thursday, September 22
6 to 10pm, 4 courses for $49
Chef Paul Ferzacca creates a spectacular 4-course Bacon Dinner utilizing award-winning bacon from around the country, pairing it with the freshest produce from last Farmer’s Market of the season.
Tavern on the Square
Ribs and Whiskey
6 to 9pm, $45
The first of three evenings in which a skilled barrel master takes you through four pairings of our favorite whiskeys, which Chef Dodd has paired with ribs.
Friday, September 23
Chef’s Harvest Dinner
6:30pm, $55 for four-course dinner and $22 optional wine pairings
Celebrate the harvest with Larkspur’s chef and culinary team. The evening will begin in Larkspur’s garden with a Colorado cocktail and hors d’oeuvres while you enjoy the view of the magnificent Gore Range in all its fall splendor. Dinner follows with a delicious assortment of locally sourced and inventively prepared courses.
Social Club Mixer
5 to 6:30pm
Every Friday during Restaurant Month, Terra Bistro will host the public and offer complimentary light hors d’oeuvres.
Market to Table Tasting
West Vail Liquor Mart
4 to 6pm
A special tasting features premier Colorado microbrews, wines and spirits.
Sunday, September 25
Sunday Harvest Dinners
Restaurant Kelly Liken
Three courses for $45
A new menu every week created from the best the Vail farmer’s market has to offer.
Special Vail Farmer’s Market
10am to 3:30pm
Come celebrate the last farmer’s market of the season.
Casa Lapastolle and Belvedere Tomato Vodka Tasting
In the Cellar at Grappa Fine Wines and Spirits
1 to 3pm
A double header for the last Vail Farmer’s Market of the Season! A free tasting of Casa Lapastolle wines and an introductory tasting to Belvedere Tomato Vodka!
Farm to Table at Flame
Nightly during Market to Table Week (Sept. 19 – 25, 6 to 10pm)
Join Flame as we celebrate a week of the best of our local farms with a special farm-to-table menu centered on local producers and sustainable foods. Flame will be featuring a three-course pre-fixe menu for $40 per person. This menu is co-written by Chef Brooke Voskia of Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Chef Voskia will join Chef Jason Harrison of Flame at select dinners to discuss the importance of supporting urban and local farms.
$40 per person
Market to Table Menu
Everyday during Market to Table Week (Sept. 19 – 25, 5pm)
This week only, the Big Bear Bistro will remain open until 7p.m. to offer fresh, seasonal, organic salads and bruschettas. Consider us for a light, healthy dinner option or appetizer before heading to a late night meal or event. The Big Bear Bistro is your choice for affordable dining while still getting the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We serve wine and beer and will offer a special champagne as a lovely accompaniment to your light evening meal. We have casual outside seating and the 5p.m. hour is usually the most beautiful time of day, to sit and relax.
Thrive at Five
Wednesdays to Sundays (5 – 7pm)
The best kept secret in town, Larkspur’s Bar and Patio open at 5pm daily with Happy Hour specials from 5-7pm. Vail’s locals know Larkspur is not just for fine dining! For rest and refreshment after your day outdoors or for a casual dinner, visit Larkspur’s bar for pizzas, salads, and the famous Larkburger.
Happy Hour 5-7pm with Domestic Draughts, $5 Larkspur Lightnings, $7 Wines by the Glass, $7 Plates
Gluten Free French Cuisine at Left Bank Restaurant
Nightly during Market to Table Week (Sept. 19 – 25, 5:30 to 10pm)
Not only does it feel like the French countryside when you walk into The Left Bank Restaurant, but the French being spoken around you makes you feel like you’re in a small town in the French Alps. French cuisine is something decadent, to be savored and enjoyed with every bite and now thanks to the Left Bank, imagine all this “gluten free!” Chef Jean Michel will present a menu that is “Heart Smart” and delicious. Celebrating 40 years of service, The Left Bank Restaurant is proud to establish a standard and continue to meet it.
Three-Course Chef’s Menu
Nightly Sept. 19 – Oct. 16
Every night during Vail Restaurant Month, the legendary Terra Bistro offers a three-course “Chef’s Selection” menu for $39 per person. Enjoy your choice of selected appetizers, a salad, and choice of selected main courses for only $39
Wednesday s to Sundays (5 – 9pm)
Come to the Swiss Chalet for our reminiscent “Indian Summer” three-course dinner special with wine flight pairings. Featuring 3 oz Moet Imperial Champagne aperitif paired with the traditional Haus Salat, two 3 oz “Sommelier selection” Rosé wines to pair with our Alpler Cheese Fondue and finally a 3 oz dessert wine Moscato to pair with our homemade Apfelstrudel.
$35 3-course dinner
$48 3-course dinner with wine pairing
Alpine Wine and Spirits
Mickey Werner hosts complimentary tastings of a premium spirit or wine each Tuesday afternoon every week of Vail Restaurant Month. Tasting Tuesdays 2011 will showcase premium spirits and wines from the Moët Hennessy portfolio!
10 Cane Rum tasting – September 20