Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa is a serene winter oasis in the heart of Colorado. Centrally located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Park Hyatt offers easy access to winter activities like skiing, snowboarding and more, but the resort also features some impressive luxury dining experiences.
We were invited to stay at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa to celebrate the newly hired Executive Chef, Santosh Koradi. Here is our Food Lover’s Guide to Park Hyatt Beaver Creak.
24 Hours at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek: A Food Lover’s Guide
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa is the epitome of luxury in the mountains. After being greeted by the complimentary valet staff and checking in, you can make your way to your resort suite.
The amenities at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek are some of the best in Colorado. Guest rooms are spacious and clean, but the best part is the unbeatable view you can enjoy right from your balcony.
After checking in, we highly recommend exploring the exciting winter activities available nearby. Beaver Creek Mountain offers some of Colorado’s most notable ski and snowboarding trails, and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a ski-in/ski-out resort located right in the midst of all the action. You can either bring your own gear, or easily rent some during your stay.
If you’re not much of a skier or snowboarder, you can also take a seat by one of the outdoor fire pits and simply enjoy the view.
Dinner at 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill
Later in the evening, we made our way to Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s main dining location: 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill. We were invited to sample a six-course “Purple Theme Chef’s Table Dinner” from the new Executive Chef Koradi.
Course #1: Purple Potato Artichoke Tortellini
The first course of our purple-themed chef’s tasting dinner featured a purple tortellini dish with purple potato and artichoke filling, served with sage butter and purple caviar.
The paired cocktail featured purple potato, rosemary, ginger beer, ice and amaretto. This drink was light, tasty and it complemented the flavor profile of the tortellini wonderfully.
Course #2: Wood Fired Grilled Scallops
Next on the tasting menu, we sampled the delicious Wood Fired Grilled Scallops, served with dry martini purple carrot mousseline, purple cabbage and purple oil.
The cocktail pairing served with this dish was made with shrimp, tomato juice, vodka, lime juice and celery salt.
Course #3: Purple Beetroot Hummus
Our third course consisted of a lovely beetroot hummus prepared with purple cauliflower, purple endive and fried basil. This dish was very light and the flavors were both unique and tasty.
Course #4: Sous Vide Pistachio Crusted Colorado Lamb Chop
Next, we sampled the Colorado lamb chop, served with chili honey glazed purple kohlrabi, purple onion and mint chimichurri. This dish is a must-try for meat lovers.
Course #5: Poached Elk
It’s not a true Colorado dining experience without elk. This poached elk dish featured poached black garlic, purple potato corn velouté and beet microgreens. Another must-have dish if you’re a fan of red meat.
Course #6: Blueberry Berry Pie Bar
Our final course of the evening was a decadent Blueberry Berry Pie Bar. This dessert was made with homemade java plum ice cream and purple sweet potato spuma, served on top of a miniature ice sculpture. This dessert was incredibly unique, with a combination of flavors we’ve never tasted before. If you have the chance to order this dish, we highly recommend doing so.
The dessert cocktail pairing featured bourbon, coconut milk, nutmeg, Sambuca and passion fruit puree. This cocktail is winter in a glass (and quite strong).
Although many of these entrees and bites are not available to order at 8100, the restaurant offers a variety of delicious eats on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Below are some of their most popular dinner entrees and desserts, available to order today.
Colorado Striped Bass Ceviche
Colorado Cheese and Charcuterie
Jidori Chicken Breast
Best Chili on the Mountain
Breakfast at 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill
In the morning, head back to 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill for a lovely breakfast spread to help you fuel up for the day. We ordered the Grapefruit Brûlée, Avocado Toast and 2 Eggs Any Style.
The Grapefruit Brûlée is a light and sweet breakfast dish, served with fresh berries and Devonshire cream. This dish is perfect if you don’t want a breakfast that’s too heavy.
Smashed Avocado Toast
8100 offers their own take on this classic breakfast dish. This is another great option for those looking for a light breakfast. It’s served with fresh greens, a poached egg, tomato and pickled onions.
Steak & Eggs
If you’re looking for a heartier breakfast option, we recommend ordering the Steak & Eggs. This breakfast entree comes with freshly seasoned wagyu steak, eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast. It’s extremely filling, and the steak was cooked to perfection.
Spa Day at Exhale
Before you head out, we highly recommend stopping by Exhale, located on the first floor of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort, for a relaxing spa day. Choose from a variety of calming spa treatments, from massages to facials. We enjoyed a lovely full body hour-long massage. Services at Exhale also include 1 hour in the Aqua Sanitas Roman Bath experience before treatment.
Whether your time at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa is filled with active winter activities or delicious eats, Exhale Spa is the perfect way to end your trip.
While we visited in the middle of the winter, Park Hyatt Beaver Creak is open year-round through all four seasons. To learn more about this luxurious winter resort and to book your stay today, click here.