The Blonde Bear Tavern in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico is located in Edelweiss Lodge and Spa where guests may "discover the peak of luxury in Taos Ski Valley". Executive Chef Joseph Wrede creates refined European alpine cuisine with a devotion to seasonality and local ingredients, which guests may enjoy at their candle-lit tables in this welcoming, sophisticated, and warm oasis from the blistery weather outside.
Are you excited for Thanksgiving leftovers? I've included a few borrowed soup recipes to choose from. I particularly enjoy adding leftover mashed potatoes to classic chicken (or leftover turkey) soups; after stirring them in, the soup is creamy and hearty.
Harley & Bucks, in Eden, Utah by Powder Mountain skiing, features classic American cuisine and spectacular views of the Ogden Valley Mountains and Pineview Reservoir. In the Ski Town Soups cookbook, Chef Craig Bonham shares his Roasted Tomato Bisque recipe, which he recommends pairing with a helping of the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Enjoy the recipe!
Larkspur Restaurant, in Vail, Colorado, showcases an outstanding soup recipe in the Ski Town Soups cookbook - Celery and Leek Potage with Glazed Short Rib, Lentil Du Puy and Tuscan Oil. In this soup presentation, you stylishly ladle some lentils into the center of the soup bowl and place warmed short rib cubes on top.
Chef Rogan and Abby Lechthaler handily entice foodies with their aromatic and gourmet cuisine at The Downtown Grocery in Ludlow, Vermont, just outside Okemo Mountain Resort. Ski Town Soups is thrilled to include Chef Rogan’s Wild Maine Shrimp Gumbo in the cookbook.
EastSide Bistro in Crested Butte, Colorado, offers a breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte in a warm, intimate and beautifully decorated dining room. Owners Ben and Liz Satterlee, along with Chef Kalon Wall, create seasonal menus that reflect locally-sourced baked goods and farm-fresh produce.
Do you want to elevate your performance on the ski slopes next season? Try beets to ramp-up your energy levels and speed. In a recent article from Outside Magazine called “Never Miss a Beet”, the root vegetable was praised for its nitrates which improve efficiency in a workout or training regimen. Allen Lim, a well-known sports physiologist, claims to have seen “some of the best real-world performances from athletes who make [beets] part of their diet”.