Hot Date!

So, Ammon and I actually got to go on a date last night-first time in 4 months!! We’ve never been great at the once a week date thing, probably because we have these three sweet things called, oh ya, Kids!!!!

Last night, however we got treated to the most fabulous place. It’s a restaurant called “Spago” at the Ritz Carleton in Beaver Creek, Co. We went with friends and ad incredible food, great service and wonderful company. It was really a fantastic evening. My only let-down was that I had forgotten to put the memory card back in my camera, so we don’t have any photos of our night out. Bummer! Luckily, at least there are some pics online of the food that we ate and the hotel, so you get a little insight.

The hotel itself is very rustic, in a classy kind of way. Lots of stone and wood and lanterns on the walls.

The restaurant is rather chic and more modern looking. There were three courses and a server for each person, so things were served at exactly the same time.

To start, compliments of the chef, we were given these:

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It’s spicy tuna tatare in sesame-miso tuile cones. Not a huge fan of raw fish, but this was super-yummy!

Next, I had an INCREDIBLE Pumpkin Soup with a ginger crab cake and lime-something or other sauce. The presentation on this was amazing! The bowl came only with the crab cake in the middle with the dots of lime sauce in the bowl and then they pour/swirled the soup into the bowl. It was to DIE for. It seriously tasted like dessert.

For my main course, I had a crusted Kobe beef with a whole-grain mustard sauce, turnip puree, and broccolini with pine nuts. This beef was the best beef I have ever had. It practically melted in your mouth. I found out why. They literally massage the cow throughout it’s life before it’s slaughtered.

To end, I had a melted chocolate cake. Pretty good, but nothing compared to the rest of the meal. Ammon had this:

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KAISERSCHMARREN
Crème FraÎche Soufflé Pancake
with Sautéed Seascape Strawberries

After dinner, we went on a tour and saw some of the rooms. Even the standard was not standard. My favorite of course, was a residential suite. It was about 900sqft and had a two sided fireplace, a huge dining table, a study, deep jetted tub with a huge walk-in shower and plush robes and well, you get the picture. It was awesome! That sweet goes for $5,000/night. Um, ya. Not stayin’ there anytime soon, but it was awesome to see.

Possibly my favorite part about the whole hotel was the table of temptation that sat in the hallway by the suites. There were glass jars full of truffles and cookies and candies and oh, it was a sweet-tooths delight!

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