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From Weekly Gourmet Pig Roasts and Wildflower-Inspired Cocktails, to a Winemaker Dinner Celebrating the Judgement of Paris, and so much more,
Delicious Treats Await Locals and Visitors Alike at this Iconic Vail Valley Resort

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (June 29, 2016) – Set against the picturesque backdrop of Beaver Creek Mountain and surrounded by thousands of vibrant wildflowers, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch welcomes guests and Coloradans alike to embrace all five senses and indulge in a brand-new lineup of culinary experiences this summer.

Through a series of interactive and tasty offerings – including a weekly gourmet pig roast, special winemaker series, wildflower-inspired cocktails, a summer pop-up restaurant concept, weekly food and beverage specials, and live mountainside entertainment – the luxury alpine resort is harnessing Colorado’s rich bounty to offer the ultimate Rocky Mountain summer experience.

Weekly Pig Roast
Starting July 6, 2016 and held every Wednesday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Mountainside Terrace, Chef Benjamin Christopher and his culinary team will become barbecue pit-masters and serve up a rustic, family-style feast of roasted pig, complete with craveable comfort foods on the side. Live music will cap off the authentic Rocky Mountain dining experience. $25 per guest.

Summer Winemaker Series
Enjoying fine wine in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is an experience not to be missed. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is welcoming two legendary winemakers this summer to add another layer to the experience:

  • “Taste Sonoma in the Rockies” with Three Sticks Wines
    On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Bob Cabral, Director of Winemaking at the Three Sticks Wines – known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – will guide guests through an evening of vintage Sonoma wine tastings paired with culinary delights from Chef Benjamin Christopher. Reservations are available for $75 per guest and can be made by calling (970) 748-6200.

  • “Celebrate the Judgment of Paris” with Grgich Hills Estate
    On Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., Voilet Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate will join guests for an unforgettable celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris, when the Chardonnay crafted by Mike Grgich won the best of France, proving that incredible Chardonnay can come from outside of France. Guests will enjoy an evening of delicious food from Chef paired with sips from the award-winning winery. Reservations are available for $55 per guest and can be made by calling (970) 748-6200.

Food and Beverage Specials
With summer in full swing, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch invites guests and locals alike to sit back, relax, and enjoy the resort’s culinary creations. Specials include:

  • The Grill – $12 buffalo mozzarella margherita or pepperoni pizza; $6 house wines by the glass (white or red). Available at the Bar or in the Great Room 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. daily
  • Daniel’s Bar & Grill – $6 flavored mojitos, draft beer, and house wines by the glass (white or red). Available 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily
  • Buffalos – $20 growlers of draft beer; $30 cast iron nachos and one growler. Available 7:00 p.m. to close daily
  • Bachelors Lounge – $10 Cigar of the Day; $10 signature cocktail

Wildflower-Inspired Cocktails
Guests can enjoy the beauty of Colorado wildflower season in cocktail form with a trio of handcrafted floral cocktails, offered exclusively during summer months in Buffalos. Sample cocktails include a Lavender Cucumber Spritz (lavender, cucumber, lemon, Woody Creek gin, seltzer); Blossoming Bouquet (Ketel One Citroen, white wine, orange blossom water, lemon juice, simple syrup); and Rhubarb Bellini (Moët & Chandon Champagne, St. Germaine elderflower liquor, rhubarb syrup).

Pop-Up Restaurants at The Grill
Kicking off on July 8, 2016, the resort will showcase four different Ritz-Carlton and Front Range chefs at its first-ever pop-up restaurant concept. On Fridays and Saturdays in The Grill, guests will be transported to the visiting chef’s restaurant with a three to four-course prix-fixe menu,aimed at bringing a new culinary focus and exciting dining experience to the resort. Guests canexpect a wide range of cooking styles and cuisine, starting with Southern-inspired food with a modern twist from Chef Nathan Hardin of Highball and Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando; contemporary farmhouse-style fare from Chef Justin Bronson of Old Major and Masterpiece Kitchen of Denver; creative coastal cuisine from Chef Jay Norris of Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; and Asian fusion from Chef Lon Symensma of Denver’s Cholon:

  • July 8-9, 2016 – Chef Nathan Hardin from Highball and Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando
  • July 22-23, 2016 – Chef Justin Brunson of Old Major and Masterpiece Kitchen in Denver
  • August 5-6, 2016 – Chef Jay Norris of Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
  • August 19-20, 2016 – Chef Lon Symensma of Cholon in Denver

The prix-fixe menus will start at $55 per guest.

Additionally, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is featuring live entertainment on Mountainside Terrace every week during the summer season (Thursday-Saturday).

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/bachelor-gulch or follow the resort on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ritzcarltonbachelorgulch and join the conversation using #RCMemories.