More culinary Surprise from Vail.
Enjoyed a tastebud ballet last night at Kelly Liken's unique eatery...but that's to be expected from a restaurant that's been heralded across the USA, and one whose seasonal American cuisine costs about $100 a head to enjoy.
Also appreciated, but kinda expected, was the tableside visit the resto's eponymous owner paid to every party in the place.
The unexpected, however, was a little bag of cookies--wrapped in a note quoting A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner--that was given to us as we left. "Breakfast pastries to remember us by, " our waiter explained with a smile. Nice touch. Discreet, relative to the product, and something to talk about on the way home.
Too often, as good as it may be, a restaurant experience is forgotten by the time we get to our cars. Kudos to Kelly and co. for extending it to the next day...and beyond.
(By the way Kelly, if you're reading this, another interesting touch would be if your wait staff insisted we take home those sleek, branded pens you have us sign our credit card bills with. They'll work as hard for you in our offices and homes as they do in your dining room. Maybe even harder...)