Taste of Vail

Experience the Taste of Vail

Experience the Taste of Vail: April 3-6, 2013

Do you like tasting things? Do you count your tastebuds among your favorite body parts? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then TASTE OF VAIL is for you! Come stick out your tongue at this phenomenal annual festival that showcases more than thirty of Vail’s finest chefs along with the best winemakers in the world, representing nearly fifty countries. Vail is well-known for its foodie scene, with some of the most innovative and tasty dishes in America coming out of this Rocky Mountain community. The iconic food and wine event, Taste of Vail promotes the highly prized Vail lifestyle and its always evolving food and beverage benefits. Come support and elevate the Vail dine and drink community, and have a tasty blast while you’re at it.

A 2013 festival pass for the entire Taste of Vail runs you $495 and gives entry to all events except wine dinners. Other individual signature event passes include:

  • Mountaintop Picnic: $135
  • Annual Grand Tasting and Auction: $175
  • Colorado Lamb Cook-Off Apres-Ski Tasting: $75
  • Nordic Wine Tour: $50

Taste of Vail Seminars:

  • Davidoff Cigars with Woodford Bourbon and Jack Daniels Single Barrel: $50
  • Sparkling Wine Primer: $50
  • “Best of Belgium” @ Mirabelle: $50
  • Where Does Our Food Come From?: $50

Taste of Vail Wine Dinners:

  • Colorado Wine Dinner
  • Vail Chophouse Dinner: $38
  • Kelly Liken and Henriot Dinner: $150

Taste of Vail Restaurants RecipesTaste of Vail at home with these secret recipes:

Chophouse Blue Crab & Avocado CocktailFrom: Vail Chophouse


  • Crab cocktail
  • Juice of 3 Limes
  • 2 Ripe Avocados – diced
  • 1 lb. Lump Blue Crab Meat
  • 1 Medium Sized Tomato – diced
  • 2 Medium Sized Shallots – minced
  • 1 tbsp. Coarsely Chopped Cilantro
  • ¾ c. Mayonnaise
  • 2 c. Shredded Romaine Lettuce


  • ½ c. Diced Tomato
  • Sprigs of Cilantro
  • 1 Lime Cut into Wheels or Wedges

Preparation: Chill out six martini glasses in the fridge as you drain the crab meat, checking for rogue unwanted pieces. In a lil mixing bowl, toss the diced avocado with some lime juice. In a medium bowl, combine your crab, diced tomato (reserve some for garnish), minced shallots, cilantro and mayo. Add in your lil bowl mix of limed avocado and get them all combined, being careful not to break up the crab meat. Line the bottoms of the chilled glasses with 2-3 tablespoons of shredded or thinly sliced Romaine and add in the crab cocktail mixture. Finally garnish with diced tomato, a sprig of cilantro and a lime wheel or wedge. Serve this fresh and tasty delight to gasps of pleasure from your guests.

Avocado Pancake with Dungeness CrabFrom: Sapphire Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Part 1 Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1 oz Dungeness Crab

Part 2 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation: Beat all the part one ingredients together like a royal rumble cage match. Throw in all the part two ingredients and continue to mix. Cook the pancake over medium heat in a pan and when it’s ready, garnish with fresh salsa and sour cream. Receive compliments to the chef.

Vail MarriottHost Lodge: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is a wonderful hotel, and host to this year’s Taste of Vail. And when it comes to taste, Vail Marriott demonstrates that theirs is indeed exquisite. This ski-in/ski-out, AAA Four Diamond, mountain resort is located in a perfect spot: just a three minute walk to Vail Square and all its incredible dining and shopping opportunities. The Marriott offers all the amenities you could want, with a warm and charming hospitality that make you feel right at home. Experience a relaxed and comfortable luxury vacation here at one of our favourite hotels in Vail, where special touches and those little things make this resort truly phenomenal. So come to celebrate life with likeminded individuals who appreciate the finer things at the Taste of Vail, or anytime of year, for that matter

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One Comment

  1. Jessica H
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Was just there! What a great event and would recommend it to everyone.

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