Thursday, March 14, 2013

Restaurant: Sweet Basil in Vail

French Toast Dessert
For dinner in Vail, definitely go to Sweet Basil and be sure to make a reservation as soon as you know you're headed to the ski town.  You won't be disappointed by the atmosphere, apres ski drinks, wine list, service, and of course, food.  (Oh, and the people watching at the bar.)  
Check out their accolades.

We had some of the best appetizers ever.  For instance . . .

Saffron Gnocchi “Paella” Laughing Bird Shrimp, Razor Clams, Baby Octopus, Iberico Chorizo, Chorizo Spice, Grilled Fennel

Roasted Beet Salad Riesling Poached Apple, Citrus Blue Cheese Espuma, Arugula, Pistachio Vinaigrette

For my entree, I had by far the best pork chop I've ever had in my life.  It was served with a ricotta cornbread pudding, mustard greens and King Trumpet mushrooms.

And make sure to save room for dessert.  My French toast with carmelized bananas, cocoa puffs and cereal milk ice cream was good, but not as good as the sumptuous Sticky Toffee Pudding which is their signature dessert.

After a day of skiing, dinner here makes for a perfect day.

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