Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 52

Good Eats! The Homeplace is located on a 600-acre farm that was built by the Morgan family in 1907. The original farmhouse was restored to its former glory and opened as The Homeplace in 1982. Since then, The Homeplace has been filling bellies and warming hearts, and leaving its legacy to echo throughout the entire Appalachia. The true meaning of a mountain getaway is in the action of actually escaping the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Therefore, spend this winter season at the Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado, where you can glide down alpine slopes and end the night with a glass of brandy by the stone fireplace. Some would argue that Allred’s Restaurant, located inside the resort, is a main factor in the decision-making process that leads visitors to booking a stay. Accessible only by gondola above Telluride, this restaurant comes with a priceless view. The vast backdrop of steep mountains dusted with still-falling snow, make dinner by the window a must. Reservations are recommended and window seats cannot be reserved, they are on a first come basis, so get there early and you will likely get the best seat in the house. Allred’s uses all locally-grown organic products and the menu selection is beautifully mapped out, with a separate young adult menu! The main menu features table snacks, such as potato crou- 50 FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 tons or a nut trio, along with appetizers like crispy fried green tomatoes or wagyu beef carpaccio, served with arugula, frisée, ciabatta croutons, red wine vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, and shaved chives. For dinner, try the bourbon-marinated elk loin. This tender meat is served with an apricot whole grain mustard compote, broccolini, roasted pistachios, caramelized onions, sauté Y[\[]\[]\ܙ\˂Y[H[ZHY][Y\܈B^H][\[[X]]]\XYYܘXHX][ZYܙ]K\Y[K]]H\[ \\YZ\H\HX]\[Z\Y[[