Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beano's Cabin

If you're in Beaver Creek and desire a unique mountain dining experience that includes a 15 min open-air sleigh ride (pulled by a snowcat) and a wonderful 5-course meal with almost impeccable service, head to Beano's Cabin

The 5-course meal currently runs $115 per person (not including alcohol or tip) and includes the sleigh ride and live entertainment -- the night we went, it was a one-man show, a guy who covered pop music from the 80s to songs popular today, singing and playing his acoustic guitar.

A few tips:
  • Reservations are required so call or make a reservation using OpenTable.
  • Request a table that's by a window or in the middle of the dining room.  Our table had a sight line to the door, so every time the door opened, we felt a slight cold draft.
  • If you're going in the winter, wear your ski jacket & pants over your clothes, otherwise, you will be COLD during the sleigh ride.  There are open cubbies for you to hang/store your clothes once you get to the restaurant.  We even changed shoes so our feet wouldn't freeze in our dress shoes.  Note: The dress code is mountain casual; almost everyone was wearing jeans.
  • On the sleigh, sit as close as you can to the front of the snowcat.  We sat at the very back (last row), and all the snow that the snowcat kicked up (as well as the smell of diesel) wafted our way.

The sleigh pulled by the snowcat
(you can't see the snowcat in this photo)

As a reminder to us of what we dined on (aka - our food journal):

Today’s Cabin Made Soup… 
Butternut Squash Soup

Baby Iceberg Wedge 
tender belly bacon, Maytag blue, cherry tomatoes, scallion vinaigrette 

finger limes, whiskey gelée, lemon 

Pork Belly
[don't have the description]

Duo of Colorado Lamb 
lamb leg and loin, braised French beans, fig confit, olive lemon gremolata

Whiskey Glazed Berkshire Pork Porterhouse 
creamy Anson Mills grits, honey glazed carrots, apple preserves 

Bourbon Roasted Pear 
crème Fraiche ice cream, chestnut lace cookie 

Caramel Apple Pie
with spruce ice cream

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