Our restauarnt consultants love working with Vail Resorts, and are proud to have had a longstanding relationship with the organization. But it's also nice to escape to the mountains simply for pleasure, and earlier this week, some of our consultants spent the day in Vail Village. It's hard to go wrong with food in Vail--try lunch at Up the Creek, and definitely make the short trek to Lionshead for a hearty breakfast at The Little Diner.
For dinner, our consultants chose traditional Italian at La Bottega. With ample dining space, including a beautiful patio right in the heart of Vail Village, La Bottega has been serving up a broad range of warm, Italian dishes for several decades now.
We loved seeing a sign out front for a drink special--it was a quick way to draw in all the passersby yet to make their dining decisions, and it convinced our consultants, too: a glass of the housemade sangria each. For an appetizer, try the baked goat cheese with garlic crostini. The consultants selected pasta dinners as entrees, and offer a big recommendation for the truffle gnocchi especially. And you can't order an Italian dinner and skip dessert--the famous tiramisu lives up to its reputation.
While we know delicious food is key, what made the La Bottega experience so exceptional was the service. The wait staff was quick, knowledgeable, and didn't deliver a single word without a smile. Sitting in the the back dining room, surrounded by dark wooden tables, opulent red curtains, and a view of the village outside, one might imagine that they were dining out in Tuscany.
If you get the chance to visit, we highly recommend La Bottega. For more ideas about what makes a restaurant space great, contact a restaurant consultant today.
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