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Beaver Creek's New Taste of Home: 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek revamps its restaurant and grills up local game.
By Erin Schulte
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8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

park hyatt, beaver creek, colorado 8100 The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek's new 8100 restaurant, opened in December 2008.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

park hyatt, beaver creek, colorado 8100 The dining room integrates indoor and outdoor spaces with the use of natural and indigenous elements with a local and contemporary feel.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

park hyatt, beaver creek, colorado 8100 The open chef's kitchen at 8100.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

park hyatt, beaver creek, colorado 8100 The wine room with a chef’s table.

8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

park hyatt, beaver creek, colorado 8100 The outdoor patio at 8100 is a cozy place -- even during the winters, thanks to the sun during the day and fireplaces at night -- to take in an apres ski drink or light lunch.
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Eating local isn't a new concept in fine dining, but when you bring the idea to the Rocky Mountains -- where the elk and the buffalo roam -- it tends toward rustic and robust.

8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill, at the airy and elegant Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, opened in December 2008 under the direction of chef de cuisine Reese Hay, who seems especially proud of the super-tender bison from Colorado's Great Range Buffalo Farms. Denver's Lombardi Brothers sources the marinated elk loin -- sweeter than beef, less rangy than venison -- which is flavored with sage and blackberries, the same thing the beasts eat in the wild. For a special treat, order a side of the creamed corn -- not because it's studded with aged goat cheese from Colorado's Haystack Dairy, but simply because it's addicting and comes in a lovely little cast-iron crock. Though the fish is flown in daily from Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, local farmers provide the produce when available. Colorado brews (like local favorite Fat Tire) and organic liquors from Colorado's Peak Spirit flow freely at the lively and beautifully-lit bar, where good-looking couples and small groups of 30-somethings congregate after a day on the slopes to watch friends fly down the last runs of the day, just outside the window.

The re-concepting of the restaurant (previously Bivans and Whiskey Elk restaurants) was a phase in a series of recent renovations that began with a $26 million renewal of the Park Hyatt's Allegria Spa (we recommend the Arnica sports relief cure, which combines herbal soaking, massage and hot stones -- heaven for tired quads). If you want to stay for the night as well, choose a suite or executive king room; a $4 million facelift was completed in November.

8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill, 50 West Thomas Place, Avon, CO. 970-827-6600

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