***Dinner at Terra Bistro
When you spend a few days eating out around nice restaurants in Vail, many of the menus start to resemble one another — many of the same meats and fish with slightly varied preparations. Thankfully, Terra Bistro provides some respite from repetition. Flavor inspirations taken from different ethnic foods abound on this menu.
Dinner at La Tour
Hands down, the chocolate pot au creme was the winner. Dipping your spoon all the way to the bottom to hit all the layers, you got a mouthful of rich chocolate capped with a salty, not too sweet caramel. And the truffles were rich and delicious as they should be. The ginger bread pudding on the other hand was terrible. The bread was too stiff as though it hadn't been soaked for long enough and the flavors were off — the berries and the sauce had the flavor of Chinese dried plums, not the most appealing for dessert. The ice cream was decent though. My dining companion enjoyed the creme brulee, though I would have preferred more of a char on the sugar crust.