The most sophisticated menu at the resort, which is saying a lot, Grouse Mountain Grill is know for making everything they serve, from bread to sausage, in house. The restaurant has been Zagat rated, and won Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since the mid 90s. 970-949-0600; www.grousemountaingrill.com
A creative Asian-fusion bar in Beaver Creek Village.
The neon-pink and lime-greem décor at tiny Foxnut is an unusual—yet fitting—backdrop for offerings from the Asian-fusion menu. The crispy ginger shrimp and spicy “tunatinis” with wasabi cream will get you started off right. Beaver Creek, Colorado | 970.845.0700 | bcfoxnut.com
Sublime European-influenced cuisine in a 100-year-old landmark farmhouse,
Chef Daniel Joly turns out sublime European-influenced cuisine at Mirabelle in a 100-year-old landmark farmhouse. Try his savory foie gras with gingerbread galette, herb-crusted Colorado lamb or traditional Dover sole meuniere. Beaver Creek, Colorado | 970.949.7728 | mirabelle1.com
An eclectic décor highlights the offerings at Wolfgang Puck's signature Colorado restaurant.
L. A.–based superchef Wolfgang Puck had to adjust more than just a recipe or two when he launched his newest Spago at Beaver Creek's Ritz-Carlton. "It's tricky to get a soufflé to rise at 7,000 feet," he says.
Blending the restaurant's modern décor into the Colorado-rustic interior of the hotel was no simple feat, either. For that, designer Tony Chi juxtaposed urban materials such as polished metals with rock walls and limed oak tables. Barstools wrapped in animal hides and Rocky Mountain murals by Colorado photographer John Fielder complete the mix.