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Great Roads to Great Chefs – A Luxury Culinary Experience Inspired by Nature

Table Restaurant at The Stanley

The iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO is hosting a truly unique “foodie” experience called Great Roads to Great Chefs. 

Great Roads to Great Chefs takes place over 11 weekends spanning until mid-April, so there are several opportunities left to attend.  Table, the new restaurant in the Stanley Hotel has invited some of the nation’s most promising chefs to serve intimate gatherings of up to 20 people to taste an exquisite 5 course meal with wine pairings. 

Chef Alec Schuler says, “I draw my passion from nature.” Several of the Chefs in Residence note their connection to the land, nature’s inspiration, and their relationships with local farmers.  We can’t think of a more inspiring natural setting than the Gateway to the Rockies in Estes Park!

Aside from an amazing evening, you will feel great knowing a portion of the revenue from Great Roads to Great Chefs will go towards helping victims of the Northern Colorado Flood. 

Dinner a la carte - $100 per person

For reservations call 970-577-4160

Come up for an unforgettable dining experience, and stay for weekend.  To check availability, click here. 

February 21/22  - Chefs Orlando Benavidez & Drew Hardin of Lola Denver (2/22 Sold Out)
February 28/March 1 - Chef Geoff Rhyne of “The Ordinary” Charleston SC- James Beard Nominated
March 7/8 - Chef Ryan Leinonen of Trillium Denver
March 14/15 - Chef Jeff Osaka of Twelve Denver
March 21/22 - Chef Chad Scothorn of Cosmopolitan Telluride
March 28/29 - Chef James Mazzio of The Edge Restaurant Snowmass, F&W Magazine Best New Chef Winner (3/29 Sold Out)
April 4/5 - Chef Hosea Rosenberg- Bravo Top Chef Winner (4/4 Sold Out)
April 11/12 - Chef Ari Kolender- formerly of 2 star Michelin restaurant Providence & Red Medicine Los Angeles
April 18/19 - Caleb Shriver and Chef Phillip Perrow from Dutch & Company Richmond, Virginia

A Family-Friendly Valentine Weekend

 

Kids watching Thomas the Tank Engine

Moms and dads understand that sometimes Valentines Day plans include the kids! If you are looking for a way to express your love to all the Valentines in your life, Estes Park has a full itinerary and plenty of snow to frolic in as you spend quality time as a family!

Leave work early on Friday and get up the mountain in time for a scrumptious dinner before settling in to a cozy cabin or condo where you can tuck the kids in before uncorking that special bottle of wine.

On Saturday, spend the day marveling at the amazing model trains at the Rails in the Rockies train show in the Estes Park Conference Center. Then, head downtown in the afternoon for some ice skating, shopping and signature sweets before sitting down for pizza or burgers.

Sunday morning is perfect for a hearty brunch to fill up before a day of snowshoeing and sledding in Rocky Mountain National Park; entrance to the park is free all weekend and gear rentals are available in the village.

Wanting some extra together time? Take Monday off work for a leisurely trip back home, with stops for last-minute snacks and gifts to remember the trip by. Your family will thank you, and so will your budget! Visit our Current Specials page for great deals.