Category: Rocky Mountains

Aphrodisiacs: Love & Food in Colorado

What’s not to love about food and love and the fabulous relationship that they have had since the beginning of time and continue to have today.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Dining Room (Photo Courtesy of Don Riddle/Park Hyatt Beaver Creek)

Executive Chef, Christian Apetz of the 8100 Moutainside Bar and Grill at Beaver Creek Park Hyatt has an aphrodisiac inspired menu for the month of February where guests can indulge in local and love inducing bites together.  On the menu are jumbo scallops with vanilla candied blood oranges and fried parsnips, smoked duck breast with greens, tapenade, goat cheese and an almond brittle, elk carpaccio with truffles, arugula, champagne grapefruit and radishes, a roasted beet salad with peppered goat cheese, pistachio pesto and greens, halibut with pimento parmesan risotto, beef fillet with whipped yukon potatoes, roasted broccolini and a garlic tomato jam, chicken with hearbed spaetzle, braised red cabbage and a cherry glaze, and boca negra or buttermilk panna cotta among other things.

If you can’t make it slope side in February you don’t have to worry because on any given day the setting and the menu are pretty cozy and romantic this time of year.

For Valentine’s Day ideas in other cities or cocktails at home try out cocktails in Charlotte, NC, cocktails in Colorado Springs, romance in Chicago, pair wine and chocolate in NYC or head to Rhode Island for some Viking Romance.

Colorado Love – Cocktail Recipe

Colorado may be known for their lamb, oh and their ski hills, but they also know a little something about liquid love. You can either head over to The Broadmoor for a cocktail at the Summit Lounge or mix up your own “Liquid Love” as a perfect Valentine’s Day drink.

Liquid Love
Created by Robert Leavey

Hanger One Mandarin Blossom Vodka and a hibiscus flower infused simple syrup
make a lovely couple. Now add Grand Marnier, lime and pomegranate juices
and you’ve found the love.

1.5 oz Hanger One Mandarin Vodka

.5 oz Grand Marnier

.5 oz Hibiscus simple syrup

.5 oz Lime juice

.5 oz Pomegranate Juice

If you’re more of a snowbird than a ski bum.  You might want to head to Town Kitchen & Bar, Andalus, or Fratelli Lyon for a cocktail!