VAIL, Colo. (June 22, 2012) –Thursday night, visitors will find a picturesque scene in Sonnenalp Resort of Vail’s backyard.
Sonnenalp’s “Gather in the Garden” dinner is a white linen garden party complete with a three-course meal, creek side views and sparkling wine pairings from Veuve Clicquot.
“We’re taking advantage of Vail’s beautiful summer weather by hosting this event,” says Johannes Faessler, owner of the Sonnenalp. “Guests will be able to sample fresh, local produce from our own garden along with Chef Topple’s famous seafood cuisine.”
The menu and wine pairing is as follows: tomato mozzarella skewers, rabbit wellington with bacon glaze paired with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for all guests; duo of roasted beets with crumbled Colorado goat cheese, mache and port wine vinaigrette paired with Veuve Clicquot Rose; grilled whole Colorado striped bass with rustic ratatouille, steamed potatoes and crushed olive vinaigrette paired with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. Finally, for dessert, Colorado peach tart with vanilla bourbon cream, sour cherry ice cream paired with Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec.
“It’s a very special experience for us to be able plant, grow and use fresh produce from our on-site garden,” explains Topple. “We really want to make this a memorable evening for our guests.”
“Gather in the Garden” is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. this Thursday, with a fixed price of $39 per person and $69 per person with the wine pairing. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 970-479-5429.
“To make the event even more personal, all five of our sommeliers will introduce a dish and explain why they paired the specific cuisine and sparkling wine together,” says Faessler.
Garden dinners will continue throughout the summer in July and August. For more information on Sonnenalp Resort of Vail visit www.sonnenalp.com.
About Sonnenalp Resort of Vail:
The Sonnenalp name and tradition of hospitality go back nearly a century to Ofterschwang, Bavaria, where, in a simple ranch house, the Faessler Family opened a hotel that epitomized the finest in personalized service in beautiful surroundings. The spectacular setting in Bavaria inspired the Sonnenalp name – “Sun on the Mountains” – a name that translated perfectly when the Faessler family fell in love with Vail and opened a hotel here in 1979. Four generations after their humble beginnings, the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail is a thriving part of the family of Sonnenalp Resorts, offering the same warmth and hospitality as the original Bavarian ranch house in a setting of true luxury.


Ariadyn Hansen
Peeples Ink PR, Ltd

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