Colterris Wine Dinner at La Tour Vail

Don’t miss a unique food and wine experience in Vail this December! The Colterris Wine Dinner at La Tour Vail. La Tour Restaurant & Bar teams up with Colterris Winery to host a wine dinner that will delight the most sophisticated palate. Treat yourself to a seasonal 4-course meal full of the finest flavors, textures, and colors. All courses are carefully …

Vodka drinks at La Tour

Did you know that vodka is a royal drink? The first mentions of vodka date back to the fifteenth century, and in the mid-seventeenth century, Polish nobles were given exclusive rights to produce the drink in their territories (source). In fact, some blends still on the market today date back to those early days. Thankfully, we’re all able to enjoy it today. …

Survivor Comes to Vail

No, it’s not Survivor: Vail, although that would throw an entirely different spin on the show. We’re thinking bearded dudes wearing parkas as they tunnel through feet of snow in the mountains aren’t going to draw the same ratings as bikini clad women hanging out on a tropical island. I mean, we would watch, but we’re not sure most of …

Craft Beers

You know it’s going to be over soon, right? We’re deep in it now, those beautiful summer days, capped off by perfect summer nights done only the way Vail can do. But we’re approaching the end of summer headlong. I can feel the dread already in the heavy footsteps of students getting ready to go back to school, and our …

How do you create the best burger in Vail?

The perfect burger. It’s just short of the perfect crème brûlée as the holy grail of foodie happiness. Creating the best burger in Vail is definitely going to change how people perceive you as a cook. Nail it, and you’ll forever wear the title of “Crackerjack Chef Dude.” Fail, and you’ll find yourself getting that sympathetic side eye from your friends the next …

Pinot Grigio versus Chardonnay

It’s a showdown for the ages! People have been fighting over the issue for years, and the arguments around the dinner table are just terrible! Who could have foreseen that a mutant white grape could cause so many issues. Okay, so that’s not strictly true. While there may be a few spirited debates, we’re not entirely sure that there are …

Eat Dessert First

If you’re asking yourself why we’re blogging about eating dessert first, maybe you’re just not the type of person we love here in Colorado. We’re kidding, a little bit. You see, Colorado is all about the fun. Between the skiing and the hiking and the gorgeous mountain lakes, well, all we do is fun. I mean, not really. We do …

America Cup Fly Fishing

The American Cup

The American Cup Vail Valley anglers get ready! The American Cup Fly Fishing Tournament is coming to Vail September 9-14. This years event is going to feature competition that is anything but stale. Anglers will compete against each other in this catch and release event, to see who will be the proud holder of the American Cup.   Event Details Date September …

Exclusive Recipe: Compressed Watermelon Salad

Compresses Watermelon Salad With the summer coming to a close it’s only appropriate for us to share a delectable summer recipe with you all. Our compressed watermelon salad here at La Tour is perfect for entertaining and wowing guests with a creative dish that can be enjoyed on nearly any pallet. So let your tastebuds gallivant around as you and yours enjoy …