Vail, CO –March 28, 2011 – Where can you enjoy the ultimate picnic – with absolutely no ants? The Taste of Vail’s Mountaintop Picnic is a multi-course food and wine tasting at the top of Vail Mountain with gourmet cuisine prepared by top chefs, accompanied by fine wines and breathtaking views — just one of the events featured at the 21st annual Taste of Vail, held April 7-9, 2011 at North America’s favorite ski resort.
The festivities kick off on Thursday with the Colorado Lamb Cook Off and Après Ski Tasting. The popular Mountaintop Picnic extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain is held Friday afternoon, and the event culminates with the Grand Tasting and Auction Saturday night. From April 7 through the 10, the Antlers at Vail hotel offers its Taste of Vail Getaway, including discounted lodging and Festival Sampler passes for all three days. Prices start at just $695 per person for three nights in a one-bedroom condo, double occupancy, and include admittance to the three signature events mentioned above. “The lamb cook-off is definitely my favorite part of the event,” says Antlers GM Rob LeVine. “Wait, I take that back; the mountaintop picnic’s my favorite part. Although the grand tasting is always spectacular…”
Several major airlines including American, Continental, Delta and United fly into Vail-Eagle airport (EGE), or travelers can fly to Denver International Airport (DEN) and shuttle or drive the 2 1/2 hour 125-mile trip to Vail via Interstate 70.
Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. The Antlers Vail condominiums – named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards – is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers web site at www.antlersvail.com.
Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, RLeVine@antlersvail.com, 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, email@example.com, 307.734.5335