Tag Archive | Elegant Dining

Where to eat in Aspen/Snowmass you ask?

Who knew you could get a meal in Snowmass for just 8 bucks? Well, it’s true when you dine at Crazy 8’s, the bar located at Eight K Restaurant.

For a day on the slopes, don’t forget to hit the ski-in ski-out hot dog bar where you can ask for a bun-only version. But seriously, why bother with that? Just eat the dog, hit a few rails and trails and it’s all good. Ride over to Nest where hot dog dreams are made of.

But when your mouth is watering for something more sophisticated, like lobster and kale salad, Eight K has you covered with lots of savory choices.  Don’t forget to mark your calendar for a few important dates. For the wine connoisseur who likes to sip but not spit, sit down to enjoy elegantly arranged wine dinner events planned throughout the entire winter ski season. See Eight K Winter Wine Dinners schedule. $150 per person, includes wines.

All this can be yours when you check in at Viceroy Hotel and Resort, in Snowmass, Colorado.

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Super scallops with stunning lake views

Diver Sea Scallops Entre

Diver Sea Scallops Entre

Want a melt in your mouth meal? I found just that when I recently ate a decadent meal at Beverly’s, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, in  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, just 30 miles from Spokane, Washington.Layered in flavor and carefully prepared, the Diver Sea Scallops entre sent my taste buds into overdrive. With earthy notes, the pan seared scallops swim in a white wine and lemony drizzle that delivers a burst of satisfying flavor.  I more than enjoyed my pleasantly plump scallops that left me feeling like the well fed traveler. And the side offered just as much excitement. Polenta–with its savory, unexpected hints of Rosemary, bacon and mushrooms transported me to Thanksgiving Day.

Eric Cook, Sommelier, pours wine for all.

Eric Cook, Sommelier

Paired with a white wine, this dish lends itself to a near perfect meal. Not sure which wine to select? Just ask the sommelier for a few suggestions. And don’t forget to ask for a window seat. That way you can enjoy a pleasant meal with views of Lake Coeur d’Alene–where the soft clouds and rolling hills blend into the lake to create stunning views.