What to Do in Beaver Creek, CO
Wine and Tapas Social
September 14, 2012
Join us for a fun evening of wine pairings with innovative tapas. Tickets available through Beaver Creek Resorts.
September 14-16, 2012
Beaver Creek Luxury Festival
Enjoy the finer things in life! Wine, Cars, Fashion and more.
Beaver Creek Restaurant Guided by Experienced Chefs, Restauranteur
The Metropolitan, or the Met for short, offers one of Beaver Creek Resort’s only non-hotel breakfast menus along with a high-end espresso bar, at affordable prices not normally found in the Vail Valley.
The concept came easy to Shipp, who as owner of the well-known Dusty Boot restaurants, discussed restaurant needs in Beaver Creek with friends. They agreed that Beaver Creek, Colorado needed a coffee shop/ breakfast restaurant besides Starbucks; one that was more warm and comfortable, one that you could hang out in. Shipp took that a step further and provides a sophisticated yet comfortable place to enjoy wine, drinks and tapas.
Hours: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location: In the St. James Place condominiums on the east end of Beaver Creek Resort below the Dusty Boot.
Free high-speed wireless internet
Coffee beans provided by Dazbog Coffee Company
La Marzocca’s Super Grinder and espresso machine
At night, The Met transforms into a wine and tapas bar, with close to 100 US and International wines including wines by the glass. Chosen especially by Operations Manager Alexis Gruczkowski, the Met’s wines range from $6 a glass to $500 per bottle.
The Met's crowning jewel is the Enomatic Wine Dispenser, a wine serving machine that fits up to 16 bottles at one time - the Sweet Sixteen. With up to four temperature zones, it serves exactly a 1.5 oz, 3 oz or 6 oz serving - as the guest chooses. The Enomatic at The Met is only one of three in the state of Colorado, and only the second of this particular model.
Executive Chef Eric Berggren, a well-known chef with roots in Colorado culinary industry, and most recently from Southern California, will prepare approximately 15-20 different tapas nightly using the finest and freshest ingredients, including those from local farmers as available. Prices will range from $5 –$25.
Interior designer Michelle Anderson created the relaxed environment where urban meets mountain with an old warehouse effect. Using only local business partners from the Vail Valley, such as Marmot Electric, Rocky Mountain Creations, Avon Plumbing, Arrigoni Woods and others, the real brick walls are paired with Austrian reclaimed wood flooring, trees damaged from beetle kill from Colorado for the bars, dark steel details, and modern lighting fixtures and furniture.
The Metropolitan – where refined meets relaxed. The Met is one of several restaurants in the Dionysus Hospitality Group collection, which includes the Dusty Boot, Luigi’s Pastahouse, and Kickapoo Tavern. For more information about The Metropolitan or for large group events, call (970) 748-3123.