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Sweet Basil

193 E. Gore Creek Dr., Ste. 201 Send to Phone
A Colorado-casual Vail institution combining creative contemporary cuisine, professional service and a large wine cellar.
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Sweet Basil Restaurant Review

: This exemplar of Colorado-style fine dining in Vail Village has pleased locals and tourists for more than 30 years. Those who can’t get enough of the scenery ask for a table along the large back window overlooking Gore Creek, although sociable diners might prefer the view of the bar in front après-ski. Executive chef Paul Anders’ approach to seasonal contemporary cuisine is visually elaborate yet deceptively simple; clean, clear flavors show in such appetizers as crab-ricotta agnolotti in lemon butter and a summer “salad” of tomato escabeche with burrata purée in horseradish-tomato water. Fresh fish is flown in daily for intriguing entrées like miso-glazed black cod with roasted eggplant, shishito peppers and walnut romesco. Anders also treats top-quality meats well, as with a chile-rubbed Kobe bavette accompanied by spoonbread and grilled okra. Desserts follow on the fresh yet elegant theme, be it cool buttermilk panna cotta with poached blueberries or hot sticky toffee pudding à la mode. The notable cellar holds more than 500 wines, while the bar turns out cocktails as refined as the food.

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Best meal I've had all year!
by winendine09 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 am
Wow! What a place! We were referred here by this site and were absolutley 'wowed' by the entire package. Just walking into this place had a buzz about it. Our server was good, not great, but the food...oh the word - OUTSTANDING! We started with this vegetable bisque with fall veggies. I would have licked the bowl clean if it weren't a faux paux. My husband had the tomato salad and the tomatos were actually better in Colorado than they were in my homestate of California! The entrees came next: Colorado lamb melted in your mouth and I had the yummy organic chicken which was so simple, yet the flavors were like nothing I've tasted. We barely had room for dessert but the server said we must try the hot sticky toffee pudding. hat was just the ticket to put me over the edge and straight into heaven! This is a not miss restaurant if your even close to Colorado. Best meal we've had all year!! Thank you Gayot for a spot on evaluation!!
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