May 1, 2010

Profile: 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Profile: 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill

  • Reese Hay, Chef de Cuisine
  • Opened December 2009
  • Located at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, 136 East Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, CO
Examiner: What makes your establishment unique?
Reese: Our establishment is unique in the fact that we source local, natural and sustainable products, focusing on our Rocky Mountain Region. Working with local farmers and purveyors, we maintain the best local programs we can.

Examiner:  What is a little known factoid about your place?
Reese: The seafood on the menu is guaranteed to us fresh out of the water within 24 hours.

Examiner:  What is your specialty?
Reese: The game meats and steaks from Colorado, which are cooked on our 66 inch wood fired grill.
Examiner:  What is your patrons' favorite thing about your establishment? What's your favorite?
Reese: Our patrons’ favorite things about 8100 is the guest interaction we have here. Every guest walks past the open kitchen and gets to see right away what’s going on and they feel like they are more a part of their meal. My favorite part of our restaurant is the deck—what a view!

Examiner: Anything new on the horizon that people can look forward to trying?
Reese: We really focus on local products and cooking seasonally. We change the menu for the seasons. The spring and summer menus are where we get to have the most fun, as more vegetables and other produce are available from right here in Colorado.
Examiner:  What is the top thing you recommend visitors to your city do/see - besides your business, of course?
Reese: Getting out and exploring the surroundings. We are located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain and there is a ton of things to do, during any season.  Skiing, snowboard, cross country skiing, hiking, biking…you name it, you can try it out our backdoor!

This article is part of a travel series profiling chefs, owners, managers and people behind the scenes of restaurants, hotels and other things of interest to tourists and locals alike across the Western US. These profiles also include a local favorite thing to see or do from the person at the helm in addition to him or her sharing the local flavor of their place.


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