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Week of skiing in Winter Park...any good eats?

Beach Chick Nov 4, 2009 04:25 PM

Never been and going for a week in Feb...have a full kitchen but nothing like getting off the slopes and hitting up the lodge for drinks and good food before hitting the hot tub..
Any recommendations for me?

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  1. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Nov 5, 2009 08:39 AM

    help a sista out...

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      alpine chef RE: Beach Chick Nov 5, 2009 07:20 PM

      a place i like in denver opened a new one in winter park...... cheeky monk. great belgian biers and what i'd call belgian "pub" food.


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      ClaireWalter RE: Beach Chick Nov 5, 2009 10:13 AM

      Best fare in the Winter Park/Fraser Valley area is at The Ranch Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash (one cross-roads beyond Fraser on US 40). Excellent ambiance. Exquisite food. Fine service. If you go early, there are lovely views of the setting sun against the Indian Peaks to the east. They change their menu seasonally, but you can get an idea from last summer's menu at http://tinyurl.com/y8b8xf9

      1. LurkerDan RE: Beach Chick Nov 6, 2009 09:31 AM

        winter park has a number of decent places to eat, but it's been a while since I have been up there so my memory isn't great. I don't know about fine food (other than Claire's suggestion) but there's smoking moe's bbq, hernando's pizza, and a few other places I can't recall. there was sushi restaurant on the east side of town that was ok and had an incredibly affordable meal deal, but I think they may have closed. carver's has good breakfasts.

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          ClaireWalter RE: LurkerDan Nov 6, 2009 12:40 PM

          Carver's , mentioned by Lurker Dan, has terrific breakfasts and also lunches, tho' you mostly like will have no interest in leaving the mountain for lunch. The Sushi Bar on the north end of town might be the one he referred to. Also, there's Fontenot's (surprisingly good seafood) and an interesting-sounding fondue place in the Gasthaus Eichler.

          Gasthaus Eichler
          78786 US Highway 40th, Winter Park, CO 80482

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            LurkerDan RE: ClaireWalter Dec 30, 2009 11:08 AM

            Yes, Claire, the Sushi Bar is the one I was referencing. It moved from one side of town to the other side of town, near Hernando's and across from the Pub. They still have a fixed price meal option that is a great deal.

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              Heyteacher RE: ClaireWalter Dec 30, 2009 07:55 PM

              I used to go to GE every time I would be in the area for work. We were just up in the area in November and I think it's out of business...SO sad as it was very very good German fare with a cheezy old world vibe...such a shame.

          2. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Nov 9, 2009 07:47 AM

            Thank's all for the great recommendations!

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              DLAOKC RE: Beach Chick Nov 12, 2009 01:09 PM

              Don't miss cajun-style food at Fontenots. Still my favorite bread pudding in four states.

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