Flame chef Jason Harrison returns to his Rocky Mountain roots with a broad culinary worldview

Jason Harrison, the first executive chef of the Four Seasons Vail, is once again elevating his culinary game after a stint in the desert of Las Vegas. The Ottawa-born Harrison is happy to be home again in the Rocky Mountains after spending much of his earlier career in the kitchens of top resort hotels in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta.

“It's been fantastic. I'm living i...

'The 10th' restaurant meshes on-mountain fine dining with fantastic skiing at Vail

Early in the winter of 1957 it took Vail founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton four hours to slog through knee-deep powder on skis with climbing skins to the future site of Mid-Vail. There they stopped for a lunch of cheese, salami, bread, and hot tea in a Thermos before heading on to the top of Vail Mountain and Seibert's first view of Vail's future Back Bowls.

A U.S. Army 10th Mountain Divis...

Vail chef a semifinalist for James Beard award

A portly conservative talk show host recently ripped the First Lady for dining at Kelly Liken's restaurant in Vail, blabbing on about food his big mouth had never tasted and calories his fat fingers clumsily counted.

But Rush Limbaugh isn't the only one casting judgment...

A guide to alfresco dining in Vail, Beaver Creek, Edwards, Arrowhead, and Avon

Fortunately, indoor lunching is not mandatory in the mountains. In fact, Alfresco dining is a brilliant way to get a meal and a view all at the same time, and there are countless opportunities to enjoy Vail's award-winning fare covered only by the blue dome of sky, or possibly an umbrella, around mid-day. To please the outdoor diner who lives within us all, we present the insider's guide to outdoor...

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