Dining in Winter Park

Jul 1, 2019

‘Where to Eat & Drink in Winter Park, Co

Some nights just call for a little more ease & relaxation. When it’s one of those nights to slip on out and take in an extraordinary meal, you have some wonderful choices in Grand County, CO.
Here are some options to consider.


Volario’s, 78786 Highway 40


Volario’s self-description promises to bring the Italian Alps to the Rockies and they don’t disappoint. Serving traditional dishes made with fresh pasta and farm to fork vegetables, this little spot of Italy offers a range of rustic flavors that will have you singing like Pavarotti. Settle into your chair, take a deep breath, and let the work-week slip away as you enjoy antipasti of Crispy Gnocchi or Baby Beet Bruschetta.

Volarios Winter Park, Co

Photo from: https://volarioswinterpark.com

For your main course, dig into Pappardella Barolo highlighted with forest mushrooms and Barolo butter for some Italian comfort food. Or for something a tad lighter, enjoy the flavors of Chicken Picatta served with a lemon caper sauce. A night at Volario’s will remind you why chose your second home in Winter Park, CO.


Solstice Winter Bistro, 45 CO Road, Fraser


If your evening out calls for specialized cocktails and small plates, grab a table at Solstice Winter Bistro in Fraser, CO. Take a sip of the Ye Olde Sprucerita and let the elderflower, lime, Suerte Anejo, and special spruce syrup work their magic for your mood. Pair that with Pork Belly Tacos or Irish Organic Salmon served with a miso vinaigrette and kimchee, and you’ve got an evening worth bragging about.


Tabernash Tavern, 72287 Highway 40


When you love international food, but can’t decide which country’s cuisine to sample, head over to Tabernash Tavern where Chef Alberto Sapien is serving up favorites from Spain, Thailand, France, and Italy.

Tabernash Tavern

Photo from: https://tabernashtavern.com/

Not too far from Winter Park, CO, and starring an award-winning wine menu and big portions of USDA prime beef, Tabernash feels fancy and homey all at once. Get started with Buffalo Brussels where crispy Brussel sprouts are paired with a chipotle buffalo hot sauce, then move on to a Spanish Paella chock full of seafood goodness and fresh vegetables. Or if you are in the burger mood, give the Organismic Lamb Burger a try. End your evening with an English Toffee Crème Brule’ and you have hit the trifecta of good food, good wine, and good atmosphere!


Denos Mountain Bistro, 78911 Highway 40


Looking for one of Winter Park, Colorado’s favorite spots?  Denos Mountain Bistro is serving up amazing food with a little Colorado history on the side. Originally a stagecoach stop in the early 1900’s, the log and stone building that houses this family-owned restaurant has been an eatery since the 1940’s. Whether you are looking for an amazing center-cut Angus Beef ribeye or creamy Rigatoni A La Vodka that harkens back to the old country, you will not be disappointed in what you are served.

Denos Winter Park, Colorado

Photo from Denos: http://www.denoswp.com

If you are a wine lover, consider booking a private event in their wine tasting room. Featuring over 600 labels, you can bring 6 friends for a wine and food event everyone is sure to rave about and remember for years to come.


Idlewild Spirits Distillery, 78737 Highway 40


Are you someone who appreciates a fine craft cocktail?  Then you must make your way to the Idlewild Spirits Distillery on Highway 40. This cozy spot offers plenty of small plate delicacies to go along with their vast spirits options. Whether you like barrel aged gin, Rocky Mountain Gold Rum, or Colorado Single Malt Whiskey, a craft cocktail lover will get a thrill at all the different flavors in a glass. When it’s time to pair those flights with food, order up some Bison Sliders or Vietnamese Wontons. Idlewild Spirts is especially known for their Truffle Fries topped with Manchego Cheese and a Roasted Garlic Truffle Aioli



So, don’t let Colorado’s rough and tumble outdoor reputation fool you; fine food & drink is abundant in Winter Park, Fraser and all of Grand County, Colorado!  After an active day in the mountains, or even a leisurely day had at home, treat yourself and enjoy a little decadence on your fork.


Melinda V Lee | LIV Sotheby's International Realty Grand County/ Winter Park

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