Alpenglow Stube Chef Demo
The Alpenglow Stube at 'The Outpost' in Keystone Resort is currently featuring a cooking demonstration by celebrated Chef Daniel LaChance. The demonstration will be on Thursdays from 10:30-11:00 AM, from January 14 to March 25, and is by reservation only. Chef Daniel LaChance, or Chef Dan, is a very charismatic and talented chef. Chef LaChance will discuss the history and preparation of dishes featured by the Alpenglow Stube or he will feature new and classic recipes. Some of the items Chef LaChance has prepared include selections from the lunch menu. For example, Smoked Colorado Lamb Chops, Seared Fresh Water Bass, Chocolate Mousse Torte and others have all been part of Chef LaChance's demos.
Aside from the demos featuring a free sample of the Chef's creations, guests are also given a hard recipe of the demo. This allows the guest the ability to make the dish at home. In other words, Chef LaChance gives you a recipe and then shows you how to cook it! If you're as bad a cook as I am, this definitely helps and you get a free sample of the dish. Unfortunately, space is limited to twelve guests and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Now you must be wondering how to get to a restaurant on top of a mountain. The Alpenglow Stube is located at The Outpost in Keystone Resort. To get to The Outpost, a guest must take the River Run Gondola to The Summit House and then take the Outpost Gondola to The Outpost. If you already have a ski pass then you are all set, otherwise the cost for riding the Gondola is $7 which isn't bad for a recipe, cooking demo and free tasting. If you have fallen in love with the restaurant after the demo, you can stay for lunch.
The Alpenglow Stube offers a great lunch selection, including a six or seven course menu if you are feeling daring. The restaurant is a 'AAA Four-Diamond' dining experience and is known has the highest (in elevation) four-diamond restaurant in North America. In addition to that unique distinction, the restaurant is has also been awarded with 1st place in "A Taste of Keystone" contest for the past eight consecutive years, which is quite an honor.
The Alpenglow Stube is one of the finest dining experiences in Colorado. Just to entice you more, the restaurant also features a wide wine selection with over 600 bottles in their cellar; their wine list has earned Wine Spectator's "Best Of Award of Excellence" for four years in a row. Which means if you want to stop by for dinner as well you'll be in good hands. One more reason to go is that kids eat free and with the demo in the beginning, it could be like lunch and a show for your little ones.
If you're interested in the cooking demo, I would encourage you to stay for lunch and bring some friends with you. Space fills up fast, so make reservations as soon as possible and enjoy one of the finest dining experiences Colorado (and Keystone) has to offer.