This is a modern-styled contemporary restaurant in the small village of Edwards, just south of Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. The food was very good, with the exception of the highly recommended baby back ribs, which seemed relatively tough and stringy. Everything else was delicious, with the veal scallopini with angel hair caprese outstanding. The simple wines included a pleasant, but uninspiring non-vintage Veuve-Clicquot Champagne, which seemed a bit more evolved than a bottle drunk several days before. René Rostaing's red wine from his Coteaux du Languedoc vineyard, the 2003 Puech Chaud Coteaux du Languedoc Syrah, was a pleasant, richly fruity, bistro red offering notes of wild garrigue intermixed with red and blackberry fruit, licorice, and pepper.
More articles from this author
Petit Louis Bistro
A lookalike, authentic French bistro, Petit Louis in Baltimore's Roland Park is the creation of restauranteurs par excellence Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman. You feel like you’ve walked into a bistro on the Left Bank of Paris when you enter Petit Louis. The food is classic bistro, and they do it well. All of the courses we had were flavorful, sometimes a trifle rustic, but delicious in their intensity. This was good comfort food prepared extremely well. The wines started with one of the major surprises for me over the last year, the 2006 sparking wine from Tony Soter in Oregon. I had this several times while I was out visiting Oregon, and I had always been impressed, but this is a 10-year-old sparking Rosé that is just sensational, and I’m talking world class—it’s that good. Something this good from France would cost at least two to three times as much, so kudos to Tony Soter. The 1995 Billaud-Simon Chablis Mont de Milieu was oxidized and undrinkable. The 1996 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos St. Urbain Rangen de Thann was sweet, and although it went well with the foie gras, it was just a little too unctuous and sweet a wine...