It all becomes suddenly worth it. Just as you are rewarded with world-class skiing and epic views for making the long journey to Telluride, you are also awarded with an incredible dining scene. From lunch with a breathtaking view of the San Juans to exciting Asian options, classic European and modern, cultured victuals. The Telluride dining options are not limited to the quaint historic mining town either. Food-goers can also dine at an on-mountain restaurant or in the modern Mountain Village, so diners can feel out the differing restaurants and vibes of each of Telluride’s core areas.
Those who appreciate some historic dining atmosphere must spend a meal at Hotel Columbia’s Cosmopolitian, or “Cosmo” to locals. The restaurant resides in a former mining-era saloon, which makes for interesting crossing of genres, since the menu is considered to be American, French and Thai fusion. If you’re looking for more core European cuisine, head to Marmotte on San Juan Avenue, also located in a historic building, which once served as the town ice house. There you can enjoy classic French bistro fare and an impressive wine list.
If you’re a diner who seeks out restaurants that operate in the “farm to table” fashion, then don’t miss two key restaurants in the Telluride Mountain Village. One is Rev, in Hotel Madeline. Its menus (breakfast and dinner) feature local produce and meats, including Colorado lamb, elk and beef. And their inspired, contemporary cocktails from Smak Bar are sure to delight any city slicker. For organic, grass-fed bison and beef, plus fresh pastas give Palmyra at The Peaks hotel a whirl. Their wine list will not disappoint either.
Spectacular, breathtaking, unique, special. Seldom do these descriptions exist in the same breath as convenient. At Allred’s Restaurant they luckily do. This incredible dining experience exists at 10,551 feet on Telluride Mountain Resort, and conveniently located between downtown Telluride and the Mountain Village. So no matter where you’re staying during your Telluride ski vacation a world-class meal at Allred’s is just a gondola ride away. And if they views didn’t get you, the cuisine and wine list surely will, with menu picks like Colorado braised lamb, wild salmon and Colorado roasted chicken. It’s vintages are award-winning, and there are few places better than Allred’s fireplace with a view to relax with a glass of wine after.
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