Vail has loads of movie star guests throughout ski season, however it is going to get another this winter when Tyler Florence brings his high-end steakhouse to the resort for a six-month residency.
The Meals Community star will transfer his San Francisco-based steakhouse, Miller & Lux, into the previous Flame Restaurant on the 4 Seasons Vail from Dec. 14 to April 15. His partnership with the lodge group additionally contains the 4 Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, and Florence not too long ago opened a Miller & Lux pop-up in Chicago as nicely.
“I’ve been associates with the 4 Seasons group for some time, and we’ve been making an attempt to determine what can be a great strategic partnership,” Florence stated. “That is our first foray into growth of Miller & Lux earlier than we begin opening new everlasting venues as a result of we wish to test-drive the cities and see if there’s any public enthusiasm.”
Florence is a 26-year Meals Community veteran, fascinating hundreds of thousands of viewers on quite a few hit reveals, together with Emmy-nominated “Tyler’s Final” and “The Nice Meals Truck Race,” which is on its sixteenth season. He’s additionally authored 16 cookbooks, with a brand new one on the best way known as “American Grill” that gives 125 recipes for the grill and will probably be partially shot in Vail.
The 2-time James Beard Award nominee opened Miller & Lux in San Francisco final yr.
Florence plans to be in Vail a minimum of as soon as every week, and he’s bringing cooks from San Francisco to affix him, together with a normal supervisor, his pastry group and his sommelier group. “We constructed this San Francisco location to be high heavy so we may tackle these alternatives to start with,” he stated.
The Vail location may have 120 seats, and the menu will give attention to 45-day dry-aged steaks, a contemporary uncooked bar and tableside service.
“We reinvented cart service in San Francisco,” Florence stated. “That was actually widespread within the eating scene throughout America within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s. You get greeted with a champagne cart with a few of the world’s best bubbles once you sit down, after which our caesar salad cart comes out, adopted by our dover sole cart, the place we debone the fish tableside and end it off with a meunière butter. Final however not least is our dessert cart, which is sort of a carnival that roams across the eating room. It’s like dinner theater, and we will’t wait to convey that to Colorado.”
After Miller & Lux’s 4 months are up, Florence stated he’ll take into account staying within the 4 Seasons Vail completely if it proves profitable.
“When enthusiastic about the place we wish to broaden our restaurant, we’re at all times on the lookout for spots we will think about ourselves dwelling in,” Florence stated.
“Vail is simply on that record of dream spots. We’re avid skiers and a part of the enjoyable is with the ability to take pleasure in the place you’re employed and go on a few runs collectively as a group. We’re excited to sink into the hillside for the ski season and be part of the material for that tremendous ski expertise.”
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