Snowmass Village, Colo., (November 5, 2018) – Two new dining establishments are slated to open in Snowmass this winter – The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen and the Limelight Lounge. Each dining establishment brings new variety and flavors to Snowmass’ wide-ranging culinary offerings. In addition, Snowmass S’mores returns for a second winter season, seeking to satisfy any sweet treat cravings; Black Saddle Bar & Grill opens for the winter season for the first time; and NEST at The Viceroy debuts as a new ski in/ski out bar.
The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen
Popular local chef and restaurateur, Mawa McQueen of McQueen Hospitality Group, is slated to open The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen in Snowmass Base Village on the new plaza next to the ice rink this December. McQueen’s popular sweet and savory crepes, including favorites like the Mawa’s Greens with spinach, avocado and broccoli pesto, will make an appearance on the menu, alongside comfort foods like grilled cheese and soups, and fresh-baked pastries and breads. McQueen takes great pride in her culinary approach using fresh, nutritious ingredients in creative ways, and will offer three different crepe batters: a gluten-free/vegan buckwheat flour; garbanzo bean flour; and regular flour. Other healthy, homemade options include gluten-free/dairy-free roasted tomato basil soup and gluten-free breads, organic ingredients including eggs, milk and almond milk, and local coffees, cappuccino, and fresh squeezed juices. The menu will also feature liege waffles, galettes, and fresh-baked French croissants and baguettes stuffed with ham and cheese or chocolate, in addition to other offerings.
Limelight Snowmass Dining
The Limelight Lounge, located in the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass, offers a menu of wood-fired pizzas, garden-fresh salads and creative, locally sourced entrées spun in internationally inspired ways. This winter, Limelight Hotel Snowmass will host a twice-a-month pairing or specialty dinner where Snowmass locals and guests alike gather for a culinary adventure to complement a guided selection of beer, craft spirits, or fine wine. Five nights a week in the winter and summer seasons (Thursday through Monday), live music lights up the Lounge. A low-key mix of folk, rock, jazz and other genres can be enjoyed with après specials and the Lounge’s signature menu in the relaxed living room setting.
Back for its second year starting November 22, 2018, guests of all ages can enjoy Snowmass S’mores, free from 3:30 – 4:30pm every day throughout the winter season, presented by Snowmass Tourism. Guests can find branded s’mores carts (which resemble oversized marshmallows and include step by step s’moring instructions) slopeside in Snowmass Base Village and on the Snowmass Mall. New for the 2018/2019 winter season, the Snowmass S’mores program sees the addition of special flavors to the Snowmass S’mores menu. Guests can always enjoy a classic s’more, as well as a rotating special flavor of the day. On holidays including Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras (March 5), St. Patrick’s Day, and Snowmass Closing Weekend (April 20-21), guests can enjoy additional fun and festive flavors.
NEST at The Viceroy Snowmass
NEST has relocated to a new slopeside location at Viceroy Snowmass to become a new ski in/ski out bar featuring seasonal specialty cocktails and lunch service including house made stews, soup and burgers, plus après specials from 3:00-5:00pm daily. NEST is located adjacent to the Viceroy’s newly renovated pool with two cascading whirlpools, and is heated for a cozy outdoor experience.
Black Saddle Bar & Grille
Located adjacent to the Snowmass Golf Course in the Snowmass Club Golf Clubhouse, Black Saddle Bar & Grille will open for the first time in the winter season. Traditionally a summer establishment, the new winter menu in the dining room and the bar will feature braised meats, stews, and hearty winter fare from Chef Bryan Nelson, a long time Roaring Fork Valley resident.
Snowmass features over 35 bars and restaurants, ranging from Asian to American, BBQ to Latin, each serving up a unique dining experience. In addition to traditional restaurants, guests can choose from a variety of adventure dining options, all aimed at giving the guest an experience of a lifetime, surrounded by Snowmass’ natural beauty.
Adventure Dining in Snowmass
- Moonlit Trek Series – spend the evening under the stars with a 1.2-mile snowshoe, walk, or cross-country ski around the Snowmass Club golf course, with a mid-way stop for cookies and hot chocolate at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. End with a family-style pasta dinner at Black Saddle Bar and Grille with live music and s’mores by the fire. Moonlit Treks feature an optional one hour guided tour with an ACES naturalist at 6:00pm. Moonlit Treks occur on the Saturday nearest the full moon each month: December 22, January 19, February 16, and March 16 from 5:30-9:00pm. Dinner is $25 adults / $15 kids (12 & under). The trek around the golf course is free.
- Lynn Britt Cabin Snowcat Dinner Rides –ride a snowcat up the mountain for a four-course gourmet meal in a cozy log cabin. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cabin Dinners serve up four courses of New American cuisine along with live music. On Wednesdays, Family Chuckwagon Dinners offer a fun-filled three-course dinner, with family-friendly fare and sing-alongs.
- Twilight Dogsled Ride & Dinner, Krabloonik – set in a romantic log cabin, nestled among the spectacular mountains of Snowmass with magnificent views of Mt. Daly and Capitol Peak, a visit to Krabloonik is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Start the evening with a dog sled through Snowmass backcountry and end it with a hearty dinner in a 100-year-old, gas-lit cabin.
- Ullr Nights at Elk Camp – 15 minutes up the mountain from Snowmass Base Village by scenic gondola, Ullr Nights at the Elk Camp restaurant are a must-do activity. Friday nights starting December 21- April 5, and select Thursday nights throughout the season, Elk Camp is transformed into a winter playground, offering family activities from snowshoeing to snowbiking, and fireside s’mores. Inside, guests can choose from a wide array of locally sourced and inspired cuisine from pizza and sandwiches to roasted chicken and homemade stews. In addition, guests can purchase an activities pass for $54, which includes 2 hour sessions on the Breathtaker Coaster, featuring a 5,700 foot track that winds through the trees adjacent to the ski slopes, as well as snow tubing on the tubing hill, complete with a magic carpet lift and 3 lanes of groomed bank turns.
For a complete list of Snowmass dining options, both adventure and traditional, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/snowmass-dining/.
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world. For 2019, Ski Magazine named Aspen Snowmass the #1 “resort of the year” in the West. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.