Cinebistro

Cinebistro, the new upscale movie theater, located in the Solaris in Vail Village offers gourmet dining paired with the newest movies. All movie seats are high-back leather rocker chairs and have a slide-out table tray. They have 3 theaters with 3-D capabilities.

Cinebistro Movie Ticket

Cinebistro offers an assortment of specialty cocktails and wines. You can enjoy a drink in the lounge before you are seated, then have a gourmet dinner brought right to you before the show starts. The menu offers appetizers, entrees, desserts and even traditional movie items like popcorn and candy. A server will come by and take your order then bring out your meal and beverages. They charge for everything  upfront when you place your order and the server gratuity is added. If you will be dining plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime as they do not bring out food/drink items once the movie has started. You are not required to order food and they do offer parking (be sure to have your ticket validated after the show). You can check show times and order tickets online here.

Montauk Seafood Grill

Ask any Antlers employee where they go for seafood and chances are they will say Montauk. With fresh fish and seafood flown in daily Montauk Seafood Grill is the perfect restaurant if you have a hankering for some coastal fare while land locked in the mountains. Located in Lionshead Village, just steps from the Antlers, it is an ideal location for guests not wanting to venture too far from their condo. While Montauk specializes in seafood they also have a variety of steaks and an ever-changing grill list.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A few of my menu favorites are the malpeque oysters on the half shell,

Crispy Calamari

Rhode Island calamari with basil aioli & tomato caper dipping sauces, Hawaiian ahi tuna, and the herb crusted halibut. Other Antlers favorites include the lobster mac and cheese with mascarpone and aged white cheddar and chives, Alaskan king crab legs and the specialty cocktails.

Here are some of our Montauk pictures taken over the last few months

Former employee Rob Gray ready to chow down on some crab

Ratz, Darci, Sara, Joe, Amy, Mark and Tyler

Oyster Shooters......Bottoms up!

Amy is really excited to eat!

Vail’s Opening Day Will be Gigantic!

We have received nearly 3 feet of fluffy snow in the last week!

Vail Mountain has announced the mountain will open on Friday, November 19th at 9:00 am with 1,150 acres of skiable terrain and 9 lifts.

The following lifts and portions of terrain in these areas will be open

Avanti Express Lift (#2)

Wildwood Express Lift (#3)

Mountaintop Express Lift (#4)

Game Creek Express Lift (#7)

Born Free Express Lift (#8)

Northwoods Express Lift (#11)

Little Eagle Lift (#15)

Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16)

Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)

Opening day celebrations include complimentary hot cocoa and $1 breakfast burritos at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola with many other samples and giveaways. There will also be a free concert by Front Range Duo Big Gigantic at 3:30pm in Vail Square. Don’t forget the Antlers is offering a smoking deal for opening weekend with Studio and 1 Bedroom condos at just $168 a night.

The French Deli (Les Delices De France)

As the leaves change and fall off the trees many of the restaurants in Vail close their doors until winter. You can rely on the French Deli in Lionshead Village to stay open. With a simple menu consisting mainly of made to order sandwiches they also have breakfast items as well as home made soups and quiches. Located just steps from the gondola the French Deli is the perfect place to get an espresso and egg sandwich before hitting the slopes or warm up with a cup of hot soup and some fresh, French bread.

French Deli

Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich

Chicken Curry Soup and French Bread

Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

Brie cheese wheel and fruit

Sorry for the picture quality. They were taken with my phone.

~ Darci

A Place at Carlotta’s Table

A group of 9 African American students, more commonly know today as the Little Rock 9, were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. These students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school until the intervention of  President Eisenhower. Despite the violence and hardships all 9 students were eventually allowed to attend the formerly all white school under the protection of the U.S. Armed Forces. On September 1st several Antlers employees, owners and friends were treated to a luncheon at the Park Hyatt supported by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The Vail Valley luncheon was titled, A Place at Carlotta’s Table: Education & Civil Rights. The key speaker was Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock 9. She was inspirational and a true role model. It was a wonderful presentation, incredibly educational and moving. Susan Hagy Humphry, Antlers condo owner, said, ” The Women’s Foundation has a commitment to make a difference in the lives and education of as many children as possible. There wasn’t a single person in the room that wasn’t touched by the speakers.”

Eliza, Rob and Darla

Rob and 9 of his favorite women

All Smiles

Terra Bistro Appy Hour

Last week some friends and I went to Terra Bistro for their “Appy Hour” . You may think I’ve left out the “H” but that is not the case. Appy Hour is like a traditional happy hour but with better food. It is daily from 5 – 6pm in the bar area of the restaurant. Terra Bistro is located in Vail Village, just a short distance from the Antlers at Vail condos. They have a large, creative menu of appetizers and drinks. Appetizers priced from $5, mixed drinks from $4, and specialty cocktails from $6. It was the perfect place to go before we headed over to the Ford Amphitheater to see the  Vail International Dance Festival. We didn’t sample everything on the menu but here are a few of the apps we tried. (We polished off the truffle pizza and mussels before we could take a picture.)

Sweet Potato Ravioli

Tequila Chicken Tamale

Inside Out Spicy Tuna Roll & Peach Infused Vodka Soda

~ Darci

Vail Farmers Market

Baklava, cupcakes and a mechanical bull are not your typical farmers market finds-but Vail is not your typical farmers market. With over 100 vendors the Vail Farmers Market & Art Show is the largest in the Colorado Rockies. The market is held each Sunday from 10am to 3:30pm on Meadow Drive in Vail Village. It is a quick ride on the In-Town bus from the Antlers at Vail. You can find everything from locally grown produce to hand crafted clothes and jewelry and even some home made dog treats. The last farmers market will be on September 26 so be sure to check it out.

Vail Farmers Market

Palisade Peaches

The Peach Preserves are amazing.

Local Art Vendor

Jewelry

Fresh Lemons

Cherries

Gyro

No trip is complete with out a Nicky’s Quickie Gyro

And a cupcake of course!

Cupcake

~ Darci

Vail Moose on the Loose

Tom Schlader, our Chief Engineer and part-time nature photographer, captured these amazing pictures of the Vail moose and her calf today outside the Antlers. These are the infamous pair that have been seen all along the Gore Creek in Vail Village and trotting through Lionshead.  Several of our guests who were laying poolside at the Antlers at Vail Hotel also got to witness the event.

Moose by Gore Creek

Enjoying some lunch

Off to greener pastures

Moose on the Loose next to the Antlers at Vail Hotel

It is always a treat to see the wildlife Colorado has to offer but please remember to keep your distance and respect nature.

~ Darci

Antlers at Vail February Cooking Class

Come join Chef Angelee and a few of our guests at the Antlers at Vail cooking class on the preparation of a 4-course meal.

The class will be 2 hours of instruction, preparation, cooking, and 1 hour of enjoying the meal.

Instruction will include proper knife handling; appropriate cooking techniques and kitchen etiquette. All attendees will be supplied with a menu, recipes and a market list for the class. During the class guests will learn about the history and tradition behind each ingredient and menu item

Menu

*Apple and Cranberry Baked Brie en Croûte served with Crostini

*Roasted Butternut Squash Soup finished with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Scallion Crème Fraîche

*Lavender Dusted Slow Roasted Salmon served with Melted Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes and an Apricot Cream

*Bananas Foster Bread Pudding served with a Rum White Chocolate Sauce

*Chocolate Covered Strawberries

*Assorted wines

We hope to see you there!

Details

Cost: $75 per person plus Tax

When:   Saturday, February 13th

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Antlers at Vail

Reservations: Contact us at 1-800843-8245

Questions: knelson@antlersvail.com

Antlers at Vail Cooking Class Offered to Guests

What else can you do in Vail if you are not skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing?How about a Vail cooking class?

Well… staying at the Antlers, there is always something else to do!

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On Monday, January 18th, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. our Executive Chef will offer the Antlers guests an incredible two-hour class of a delicious four course meal.  This Vail cooking class is a great way to interact with other guests staying with us and the Antlers employees, while having fun, learning, and enjoying some delicious wine.

“The classes are oriented to people who like to cook and enjoy eating” Chef said. Don’t be shy if you aren’t an expert cook, Chef is always happy to share secrets, recipes and details in regards to food presentation and wine options.

We are thrilled to offer you something else to do while you are staying with us.  The $75 class  includes instruction, the meal (yes, after the class we all enjoy what we have prepared), unlimited wine and some extra secrets that our Chef’s family has passed down from generation to generation.  What else can you ask for?  Just come, and enjoy!

Menu

*Apple and Cranberry Baked Brie en Croûte served with Crostini

*Roasted Butternut Squash Soup finished with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Scallion Crème Fraîche

*Lavender Dusted Slow Roasted Salmon served with Melted Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes and an Apricot Cream

*Bananas Foster Bread Pudding served with a Rum, White Chocolate Sauce

 

For extra information contact: cpaller@antlersvail.com