Cordillera’s Mirador: Fine food with creative twists

By Wren Wertin CORDILLERA — The views are what first catch my glance, great sweeping vistas that are visible from almost every corner of the dining room. Then the menu stops my glance, and I find myself intrigued by unanticipated options in a classic menu. I look around, wondering into what sort of Wonderland I’ve […]

Vail’s Lord Gore: A show for the taste buds

By Wren Wertin The passion and creativity of chef de cuisine Eric Berggren is clearly evident at Lord Gore, located at Manor Vail Lodge. And his passion for the food — as well as his exacting standards — comes through in each offering. “We’re using local and organic seasonal ingredients,” says Berggren. “We’re letting those […]

Top Shelf Harvest showcases state spirits

By Melanie Wong VAIL — As a kickoff to Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, Eagle Valley Events brings the Top Shelf Harvest on Sept. 27 to the heart of Lionshead Village in Vail. The boutique-style event will pair 15 Colorado distilleries with 15 Vail restaurants to offer inspired food and drink pairings for participants. Via […]

Fruits and vegetables can be dessert stars

By caramie schnell Dessert is a personal part of a dining experience. Some like it hot, some not. Some crave creamy, chocolate, sticky desserts. Any way you cut it, dessert is packed with fat and calories. Many missteps have happened in my kitchen trying to make dessert “healthy.” The decadence is paramount in this final […]

On the Trail: Maloit Park in Minturn

By John LaConte On the Trail, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, features a different Vail Valley trail twice per week. SEE MORE VAIL VALLEY TRAIL VIDEOS MALOIT PARK TRAIL SYSTEM Difficulty: Easy Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers total in trails Trailhead (location): Maloit Park, 3 miles south of […]

Overpass work to close I-70 Wednesday, Thursday

By scott miller EAGLE — Closing an interstate can make traffic crawl and blood pressure increase. It’s something done only in emergencies or in extraordinary circumstances. One of those extraordinary circumstances will take place in Eagle this week. Starting Wednesday night, crews will install a new pedestrian overpass over Interstate 70 at Eagle. The overpass […]

Eagle County senior community calendar

By Edward Stoner Upcoming events • Today: Eagle County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Eagle River Presbyterian Church, 455 Nottingham Ranch Road in Avon. Call Pat at 970-328-8831 for more information. • Thursday: Strong People weight training class, 11 a.m., Golden Eagle Senior Center. Suggested donation of $2 per class; […]

Eagle County Charter Academy celebrates 20 years

By Edward Stoner EDWARDS — What were you doing 20 years ago this week? Microsoft was preparing to launch Windows 95. Jay Leno was taking “The Tonight Show” to Las Vegas. Lisa Loeb and Boyz II Men were celebrating top music singles on the pop charts. Here in Eagle County, a new school opened its […]

Vail Daily column: Minturn Fitness Center hosts grand opening this weekend

By Edward Stoner Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s director of human performance, John Cole, and I spent many years discussing the importance of providing a state-of-the-art human performance center for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes. During the course of those years, hundreds of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes continued to work out in […]

Vail Daily column: What about the other 165 hours in a week?

By Edward Stoner The challenges facing individuals who wish to increase fitness and avoid the complications associated with the alternative aren’t solved in the gym. Real changes happen when people perform a self-inventory on what isn’t working in their life that hinders wellness; total fitness is achieved when the other hours spent outside of the […]