Lois Friedland

Correspondent

  • Morrison, Colorado, USA

Lois Friedland is a correspondent who covers Colorado for Forbes Travel Guide. The freelance writer is also About.com’s Guide to Adventure Travel. She lives on a mountainside 30 minutes from downtown Denver and enjoys blending an outdoor lifestyle with urban culture. Friedland’s articles and special sections about skiing, travel and golf have appeared in many regional and national magazines, websites and newspapers. She is a co-author of Frommer’s 500 Adrenaline Adventures, and her background includes stints as western editor of SKI Magazine and editor-in-chief of The Snow Industry Letter.

  • On July 2, 2014
  • On November 7, 2013
    Lois Friedland answered the question: Lois Friedland

    What is the scene like at Spago Beaver Creek?

    A chic but casually dressed crowd gathers in the sleek Spago Beaver Creek bar during happy hour. Although the faces change, the bar stools and tables are full most of the evening. In the restaurant, the mix of diners depends upon the time of day. In the morning, there are lots of families and couples staying in the adjacent Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. At lunchtime in the winter, skiers who prefer a leisurely meal show up. In the summer, bicyclists, hikers and people who are staying in Beaver Creek, or have come to the resort just for the day, sit at patio tables topped by umbrellas that shield the sun. At dinnertime, it's mostly couples and groups of friends seated at the nicely spaced tables.
  • On November 7, 2013
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    When is Spago Beaver Creek open?

    Spago Beaver Creek's hours vary seasonally, so it's best to call the restaurant or check with the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch for the exact hours, but Spago is generally open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dinner hours during the peak winter season are usually from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. In the summertime, dinner is served from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday, and the restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Chef de cuisine Jared Montarbo prepares innovative dishes even at breakfast time; one sunrise specialty is housemade corned beef hash cakes with poached eggs, spinach and béarnaise sauce. At lunch, a variety of Wolfgang Puck's gourmet pizzas — from roasted vegetable to prosciutto with fromage blanc, black mission figs, aged balsamic and micro arugula — are on the menu. In the evening, entrées emphasize contemporary American cuisine with Asian influences — think filet mignon with bone marrow crushed potatoes, maitake mushrooms and Armagnac-peppercorn sauce.
  • On November 7, 2013
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    Where is Spago Beaver Creek located?

    Spago Beaver Creek is tucked into The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel in Avon, Colorado, that sits at the base of the Bachelor Gulch ski slopes, which are part of the Beaver Creek Resort. Skiers can take the chairlift in front of the hotel to access all of Beaver Creek's slopes and the resort's pedestrian village, which is filled with an eclectic mix of high-end shops, art galleries and restaurants. Spago sits just off The Ritz-Carlton’s timber Great Room, with the restaurant’s sleek bar providing a stylish contrast to the hotel’s lodge-like atmosphere and the bar’s cowhide stools providing the perfect perch for people watching.
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