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Add a Food Tour to your next stay!

16 Jan 2014
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Shopping and Dining

Add to your adventure while visiting Telluride and take a food tour! Taste a small plate and sample drink while you walk around town and meet the owner’s and chef’s at a variety of the local eateries.

Our Team here at Telluride Rentals took a tour and here is how the experience went down…

Kicking off at the River Club with a brief introduction from our guide, Michael, each person in our group of ten enjoyed a glass of wine. We then set out for the first stop on our tour; There, a small martini bar on Telluride’s west end. The menu is eclectic and the drinks a throw back to a speak easy with unique recipe’s and fresh ingredients.

Smugglers Brew Pub

Next we headed to Smuggler’s Brew Pub, stopping along the way for a history vignette; learning about the segregation of the early miners and management families from different areas of the world and how this influenced the varieties of architecture in town.

After fried pickles and sample of the winter warmer beer produced just below the brew pub, we departed Smuggler’s for the fancier dining across the street at the french restaurant, La Marmotte. Chef Mark introduced himself and we were served a delicious braised scallop with tomato and avocado that was paired with a glass of chardonnay.

We enjoyed chatting with the others on the tour and then continued the tour, progressing to Telluride’s main street, Colorado Avenue, for a glass of wine at Arroyo. A wine and art bar, the space has a sophisticated feel with a wide selection of wine and tapas style small plates.

We walked west down main street as our guide pointed our the location of the first Butch Cassidy robbery at a former bank in Telluride and we then crossed the road to cowboy up at Appaloosa Trading company. We enjoyed a hearty plate of macaroni, nachos and green chilli pork soup. Our group was given options for drink sample of wine or beer as well.

From Appaloosa, we walked to Oak street and a block south to Flavor. A french inspired bistro type location; we ended with full glasses of beer and crab cakes. A cheers! and thank you to our guide we headed home feel full and happy and excited about all the treats we had and history we learned!

We had a great group and wonderful guide — we stayed busy the whole time and really enjoyed the variety and differences between each stop on the tour.