Good food in Breckenridge, CO?
My husband has just booked us a room in Breck for our anniversary, any really good recommendations? I'm not so concerned about price, I just want really, really good food.
There have been several Breckenridge/Summit County threads before. Type "Breckenridge" in the search box, and they'll come up. To those I would add Food Hedz, tucked between WalMart and Safeway in Frisco (just up the road from Breck). David Welch, the owner/chef, used to be at Keystone Ranch (the winter incarnation of the golf clubhouse), which is very good and very expensive. Food Hedz is very good, informal and very non-pricey.
I am not real familiar with eateries in Summit County but I can definitely agree with this statement. Mi Casa may possibly be the worst "mexican" food I've ever had although I so far avoided Casa Bonita so I can't compare those. I went one night at the urging of other coaches and that's definitely an hour I wish I could have back! I think stopping at McDonalds would have been a better choice.
I just visited Summit County July 15-18 and returned to 3 restaurants visited the previous summer. The Cellar in Breckenridge and Samplings in Frisco are owned by the same people and offer similar "small plate" menus plus a good wine selection. They're both first rate...each with a different decor and vibe to them.
Dinner at Blue River Bistro was also very good. I went to Hearthstone last summer but it didn't "make the cut" on this shorter trip. Still, a good choice though.
Finally, lunch on the second floor deck at Relish was good as was breakfast at the Columbine Cafe.
breck: cafe alpine, relish, top of the world, cellar
keystone: ski tip, the ranch, alpenglow stube
We had a great meal at Alpine Cafe in Breck. Nearby, in Frisco there was pretty good pizza at Jersey Boys and good breakfast at Sunshine Cafe.
I echo Samplings in Frisco which is about a 15 min drive on Highway 9 from Breck, (great setting and small plates) Blue River Bistro (the patio is wonderful), their brunch is very good!
I just wanted to thank everyone for your suggestions. We ended up eating at Cafe Alpine and had a fabulous meal.
We started with Gnocchi with Herb Infused Olive Oil, Asparagus and Freshly Grated Reggiano which was pretty good, it was a little dry and SO HOT (temp-wise), but the flavors were really good!
My husband had Grilled Prime Sirloin Steak with Garlic Cheese Steak Fries, Broccolini, Sautéed Mushrooms and HP Steak Sauce Demi. Very good... the steak was perfectly cooked and the fries were more like potato quarters with cheese on them, really good. The steak sauce was homemade and a little sweet, so good!
I asked the waiter to bring me whatever he thought was best and he brought me Pan Seared Halibut with Coconut, Rum Raisin & Pigeon Pea Rice, Spicy Key Lime Wilted Spinach and Passion Fruit - Habañero Butter Sauce. YUM!!!! So good! The perfect combo of sweet and savory. It was amazing. The halibut was so tender and flaky!
For dessert we had a trio of ice cream, one was peach and pecan, another was mojito lemon and then there was something with chile powder in it, very good.
The service was excellent and the GM was there and was so attentive all night :) Oh, and the mojitos were GREAT!!!