Try the fresh seared bass or the New Mexican chili chocolate rubbed Muscovy duck at this fine dining restaurant.
Open daily from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, De La Tierra is a fine dining restaurant, but has a casual area with a kid-friendly feel, and a full bar that opens at 3:00 pm. Stop in after skiing for a light meal and a Prickly Pear Margarita, or wait until the dining room opens and enjoy fresh seared bass topped with lobster ravioli, English peas, garlic spinach, and corn cream sauce. Taos, New Mexico | 575.737.9855 | elmontesagrado.com
The mountain-top Seattle Ridge Day Lodge has won awards as the best day lodge in ski country.
The mountain-top Seattle Ridge Day Lodge has won awards as the best day lodge in ski country. Which means it also has damn good food. They serve everything from rotisserie chickens to mesquite-grilled entrees to wood-fired pizzas.
The Roundhouse, a historic restaurant at the top of the Roundhouse gondola is known for being a people-watching hot spot. Celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Hanks have been known to frequent the place. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not just the 360 view.
The Double Diamond, in the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, is know for their steaks, but they also serve good pasta dishes and local Maine seafood. Given their extensive wine list it’s good you won’t have to drive anywhere. 207.237.2222
We had to ask: Mulberry Street is the heart of New York’s Little Italy. Step inside the Stratton version and you’ll feel transported. What is it about skiing that makes you crave hearty Italian fare? Mulberry has it all, with wines by the glass or bottle and a full bar.
Stratton’s most elegant and inspired dining experience.
Easily Stratton’s most elegant and inspired dining experience, Verde surprises those who aren’t expecting such sophisticated and ambitious culinary creations in Vermont ski country. Chalk it up it up to a young and energetic head chef, Rowan Lechtaler, who clearly seems to be enjoying his work with local provender. The wine the list is deep and smart. The food—house-made ravioli, local quail and rabbit, Maine fluke—unfailingly delicious.
Drive down-canyon to the Union Grill in Ogden for a tasty flatiron steak. Located in Ogden’s historic Union Station, the restaurant serves sandwiches and pasta, but is best know for their steaks and other grill items. uniongrillogden.com; 801-621-2830.
Head to nearby Frisco for fine dining in a cozy atmosphere.
Serving gourmet cuisine with a Colorado twist, the Blue Spruce is just off of Mainstreet in Frisco and has an extensive menu. Try the Scallop Tostadas, which are pan seared sea scallops on a wonton tostada shell, topped with homemade guacamole, ancho chile sauce, and carrot and cabbage slaw. The main dishes will please carnivores and vegetarians alike. Some nights feature live music, too- check the website for info.
Enjoy steak or local trout on Mainstreet in Frisco.
From Copper, head seven minutes east on I-70 to nearby Frisco for more dining and apres options. Hang out in the bar at Silverheels for a drink or two, and then head to the formal dining room where you can enjoy a satisfying steak, fish or salad. Try the Crab Empanadas to start, then try one of the many local trout dishes. Finish it off with the Aztec Temple: a dark chocolate & cream cheese brownie topped with French vanilla ice cream & hot fudge sauce.