I have become a loyal fan of the Bravo! Top Chef series thanks to recent contestant and local chef, Kelly Liken.  I also love food and wine and anything associated with them.  That's why I look at the Vail Restaurant Month schedule and think "Foodies would be in Heaven this month in Vail!"  Just take a look a few of the "Market to Table" events this week:

Celebrate the "Fruits" of the Farmer's Labor at Sweet Basil
Savory Fall Tasting Menu at Sapphire Restaurant & Oyster Bar
"Colorado Market to Table" Dinner at La Tour
"Celebrate the Bounty of Colorado": A Harvest Dinner at Larkspur
Tea on the Meadow at La Tour
"Where Does My Food Come From?" for kids at Restaurant Kelly Liken
"Market to Table" Brunch at La Tour
Arrabelle at Vail Square's "Shop with the Chef" at the Vail Farmers' Market
"CAN DO!" Canning, Preserving & Pickling Seminar at Sweet Basil


And there's more - I'm just scratching the surface here.  In a nutshell, Vail's best restaurants are offering fantastic menus and seminars all week that center around market-fresh produce and Colorado-grown products.  Did I mention there are organic wine deals and Grand Marnier specialty cocktails around town?  How can you go wrong?

Check back next week for the run down on "Health, Wellness & Outdoors" events.  Happy eating!