VAIL, Colo. – September 13 – With a philosophy grounded in healthy living on holiday, Vail Mountain Lodge is pleased to welcome back healthy cooking expert Martha Rose Shulman during Vail Restaurant Month 2012. Shulman is an award-winning, health-minded cookbook author and co-author, and creator of the nytimes.com daily recipe feature “Recipes for Health.” She will present cooking demonstrations, during “Health & Outdoors” week, at Terra Bistro restaurant at Vail Mountain Lodge on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, with a focus on healthy choices and pleasurable experiences.
“This has become one of our favorite events,” said Vail Mountain Lodge General Manager Frank Johnson. “Our philosophy aligns perfectly with Martha’s expertise in healthful food choices and we’re pleased to offer two learning opportunities at Terra Bistro.”
Shulman’s evening presentation, including an intimate cooking demonstration and dinner on Friday, Sept. 28, has proved popular, selling out for the past two years. The menu includes tasty and healthy Mediterranean salads, fish chowder and sorbet with a generous helping of healthy eating tips and interactive exchange with attendees. Her devotion to “eating well” – eating food that is delicious and good for the body, food that is vibrant and light, and food that is fun to cook – is the inspiration for this special evening at Terra Bistro.
New this year, Shulman also will host a lunch program, on Saturday, Sept. 29, that focuses on preparation of healthy picnic choices. The session includes a guided hike with Vail Vitality Center professional coach Abby Ruby, PhD, where participants can enjoy the picnic lunch prepared earlier. Vail Vitality Center is located at Vail Mountain Lodge and offers a variety of programs, experiences and classes that teach and demonstrate opportunities for healthy living.
Reservations for either or both events may be made through Terra Bistro, by calling 970-476-6836. The cooking demonstration and dinner on Sept. 28 begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $75 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. The picnic preparation, lunch and hike on Sept. 29 begin at 11 a.m. and the cost is $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Vail Mountain Lodge is offering a special lodging package for those who would like to enjoy the weekend in Vail, along with both events. The package includes three nights’ lodging plus reservations for both the dinner and picnic/hike. Cost is $385 per person, per night based upon double occupancy, and is available from Sept. 27 – Sept. 30, 2012.
For more information about Martha Rose Shulman’s presentations at Terra Bistro at Vail Mountain Lodge, call 800-822-4754 or visit www.vailmountainlodge.com.

About Martha Rose Shulman
Martha Rose Shulman writes a daily recipe feature on nytimes.com entitled Recipes for Health, and is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five cookbooks, including The Very Best of Recipes for Health, Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World’s Healthiest Cuisine (named one of the 6 best vegetarian cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light Magazine), Mediterranean Light, Provençal Light, and Entertaining Light. Her food combines pleasure and health, drawing largely from the cuisines of the Mediterranean, inherently healthy cuisines with big flavors. She is a founding contributor at www.ZesterDaily.com, and is the co-owner of the Venice Cooking School in Los Angeles. She lived in Paris from 1981 to 1993, where she operated a private supper club, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has co-authored books with pastry chefs Sherry Yard and Jacquy Pfeiffer, Wolfgang Puck, Dean Ornish, and Mark Peel, and collaborated with the Culinary Institute of America on two books, Culinary Boot Camp and Spain and the World Table. Learn more about Martha at martha-rose-shulman.com.
About Terra Bistro
Borrowing the Latin word for Earth in its name, Terra Bistro has been transforming whole foods into gourmet innovations for more than 18 years. Today, Terra Bistro is still considered a leader in the gourmet green movement, not just among Vail restaurants, but nationally. Our menus are 100 percent all natural and our recipes utilize 85 to 100 percent certified organic ingredients. Over the years Terra Bistro has also led the charge to embrace earth - friendly and humane values in operating our business. Our chef, Kevin Nelson, diligently seeks ingredients from sustainable sources and humane conditions. All seafood on our menu is Seafood Watch approved and/or a member of the CleanFish Alliance. Terra Bistro employs an in-house state-of-the-art water purification and bottling system, which each year prevents thousands of bottles from entering our local landfill. We are also partnered with the Humane Society of the United States and the ProtectSeals campaign. World-renowned and a local favorite among Vail restaurants, Terra Bistro is a must for the green-conscious "foodie."
About Vail Mountain Lodge
Located in Vail Village, just steps from Vail Mountain, Vail Mountain Lodge offers a distinctive alternative to Vail’s larger properties. This boutique getaway boasts 27 hotel rooms and condominiums, featuring private fireplaces, deep soaking tubs and luxurious feather beds. The space is warm and inviting and the setting alongside Gore Creek is private and serene. Vail Mountain Lodge is home to the Vail Vitality Center, a comprehensive wellness center in the heart of Vail that incorporates a full-scale fitness center, a rejuvenating spa, and Terra Bistro. The Vail Vitality Center is an experience of total immersion in personal wellbeing.
About Vail Vitality Center
More than just a spa or gym, Vail Vitality Center features a group of health experts who take a fresh approach to wellbeing. In-depth programming options offer direct access to experiences designed to inspire new frontiers for healthy living and enlightened learning. Objective measurement and expert guidance deliver real personal progress, and the knowledge and comprehension needed to build on accomplishments and permanently elevate an individual standard for well-living. Vail Vitality Center offers expert counsel in nutrition, regenerative medicine, age management, exercise and fitness, rehabilitation and chiropractic work, personal coaching, restorative practices and energy focus. Vail Vitality Center offers an enlightened personal journey that is unique to each and every guest. That journey is the take-away that changes lives and encourages true well living.
About Vail Restaurant Month
Vail Restaurant Month 2012 features four themed weeks packed with a variety of events and experiences, from September 17 – October 14. Discover star chefs, unforgettable dining experiences, culinary demos & seminars, wine & beer tastings, romantic getaways, cooking classes for kids, mountain picnics, secret sushi bar dinners, lodging and spa packages, fashion trunk shows, happy hours & parties, cabaret & musical performances, bowling & bubbly, professional & participatory bike races, fabulous boutique shopping, outdoor adventures, and many more one-of-a-kind activities and special offers happening this fall in America's most beloved mountain resort destination.


Media Contact: Emily McCormack, Hula Communications for the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa and The Vitality Center; phone: 970-331-6145; e-mail: emily@hulacommunications.com

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