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Terra Bistro Restaurant Review: Chef-owner Kevin Nelson's inspiring kitchen creations are a fine foil for the stylish and lively dining room that's suitable for romantic interludes, business dinners or large party gatherings. Nelson's organically inclined menu, built around seasonal and local ingredients, draws from global influences, with an emphasis on Southwestern, classical Mediterranean and exotic Asian cultures. Start with tomato and artichoke soup or the hot-and-sour beef bowl brimming with shiitake mushrooms, rice sticks, bean sprouts and lime. Main dishes, like the cornmeal-crusted Rocky Mountain trout and green-curried Colorado stir-fry aromatic with mint and basil, showcase Nelson's culturally diverse talents in the kitchen. As an added bonus, Terra features one of the Vail Valley's most extensive wine lists with several pours by the glass.