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Vail Restaurant Month

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Market to Table Week September 20th through 26th!

During this week Antlers at Vail will be featuring a cooking demonstration, learn how to prepare a simple yet tasty meal using the freshest of ingredients. After the Demonstration participants will be able to enjoy the wonderfuly prepared meal.

First Course:  Gore Range Summer Salad, Organic greens and vegies with grated Cortija Feta, seasoned lightly and left to macerate for 30 minutes

Second Course:   Shaved Tuna Ceviche, Herbal Garden Greens, Avocado Salsa and Organic Blue Tortilla Chips

Dessert Course:   Best Natural Banana Ice Cream with fresh berries and a Grand Marnier Juice

When: September 25th
Where: Antlers at Vail Swimming Pool Deck (Weather permitting)
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Price: $170 Lodging package
includes Studio or 1 Bedroom  condo for either the night of Sept 24 or 25th and entrance for one person to the demonstration. Additional people are $50.

Please join the Antlers in house caterer, Chef Barry Robinson for an afternoon of great food.  Special packages and rates available please contact the Antlers at Vail for more information at 800-843-8245 or email us at info@antlersvail.com

For more information on other events happening around Vail during the Restaurant Month visit www.vailrestaurantmonth.com

Katie

Welcom to the Antlers Chef Barry

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Antlers at Vail would like tChef Barryo welcome our new in House caterer Chef Barry Robinson of Caterers of Vail. Originally from Australia, Chef Barry has over 24 years of experience in the culinary arts and has traveled the world learning and honing his craft. Beginning his time in Vail at the Game Creek Club, Barry has worked extensively for private clubs throughout the Vail Valley and brings this high quality of service to you through Caterers of Vail now based at the Antlers at Vail.

Recipe of the Week from Chef Angelee at the Antlers at Vail

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
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Chef Angelee

Hi Everyone!  It is Angelee, the Chef at the Antlers at Vail!  Every time it seems winter is coming to an end, our wish gets granted and we are blessed with more snow…This recipe is one of my favorites and perfect for an unexpected cold day: A warm, roasted beet salad with oozing Brie.  Don’t rush this recipe if you don’t have to: roast the beets a day ahead, let them rest and they will reward you with an unexpected sweetness.  But do try to have some disposable gloves on hand; otherwise they will leave your finger tips a lovely shade of purple!  Pair this salad with a roasted loin of pork and couscous, garlic bread and a nice Pinot Noir for a fabulous meal!!

Roasted Beet, Watercress and Warmed Brie Salad

4-5 Red or Golden Beets (I like to use both) **

1.5T Vegetable Oil

2 Bunches Micro Watercress (or use Baby Arugula if Watercress is unavailable)

4 individual wedges of Brie (I would use half of a small wheel for 4 portions)

1/3 C White Balsamic Vinegar

1T Honey

1 ¼ C Olive Oil (Mix ¾C Extra Virgin and ½C Pure or Grapeseed Oil)

Salt

Fresh Thyme Leaves to garnish

Freshly Ground Pepper to garnish, if desired

Preheat oven to 350*.  Cut off just the tip and bottom of the beets.  In a bowl, toss the beets with the oil.  Wrap lightly in aluminum foil and roast until tender, about 1-1.5 hours.  (You can test for doneness by sticking a knife into the thickest part of the beet.  If it slides in and out easily, they are finished roasting.  You will also know they are finished because the skin will slide off easily.)

While the beets are roasting, make the vinaigrette.  In a bowl, add the vinegar and the honey.  Whisk to dissolve the honey.  (Warmed honey dissolves the easiest…)  Season with salt then begin to slowly drizzle the oil into the vinegar, whisking to emulsify.  (If you put a folded kitchen towel under the bowl, it will stay in place making it much easier to whisk…)   Continue until you have a nice, emulsified vinaigrette.  Put aside until ready to use.

Once the beets have finished roasting, either let them rest at room temperature OR peel, quarter and season with salt.  Put aside and keep warm if you will be serving it immediately.  Leave the oven at 350*.  When ready to serve, cut off the root end and at least 1/3 of the stem of the watercress.  Gently pat dry.  Put the beets (still in their foil) into the oven for 5 minutes and then add the Brie for another 3 minutes or so, to warm through.  In a bowl, add the beets, toss with some of the vinaigrette (adjusting the amount to your taste), season with salt and gently fold in the watercress and the fresh thyme leaves.

Divide the salad onto four plates.  I like to put the tip of the wedge of the warmed Brie resting on the salad at 4 o’clock, if you were looking at a clock.  Sprinkle some reserved thyme leaves and freshly cracked pepper, if you would like and serve!!! It is delicious!!  If you really want to go over the top, drizzle some white truffle oil if you have it over the salad…Magnifique!!

**If the Golden Beets are extremely small, either double the amount or omit them and use only Red.  I like the variety in color; it looks great on a plate.  Be sure to keep the Red and Golden separate because the Red will bleed onto the Golden and they will become red…