Summer is the time for dining al fresco in the Vail Valley

By Krista Driscoll

It started with a plate of fresh heirloom tomatoes, their yellow, red, purple and orange jewel tones almost glowing in the late-evening light. Layered with mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and basil oil and topped with a crunchy, vinegary giardiniera, these tomatoes were players in a beautiful Caprese salad at Elway’s in Vail. But as I later tried to describe the amazingness of this dish to a friend, I realized that it wasn’t just the ingredients and the composition that made it so memorable: It was also the location. Elway’s has a wonderful patio, tucked into what feels like a …

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