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Chef Rybak presents champagne brunch mid-mountain at Arapahoe Basin Sunday

Special to the DailyArapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge opened in 2007. Chef Rybak oversees the fare both summer and winter.

On Sunday, Chef Christopher Rybak presents a champagne brunch at Arapahoe Basin’s mid-mountain lodge.

The brunch will include “everything from stuffed French toast and made-to-order omelets to Rocky Mountain trout and a chef-manned carving station featuring Colorado-raised bison,” said Adrienne Saia Isaac, who came on board as marketing and communications manager for A-Basin in July. There will be unlimited champagne, mimosas, juices, tea and coffee.

Unlike the recent wildflower hike and dinner, Sunday’s brunch is not necessarily hike-oriented; guests can hike up or down on the new hiking trail or access the brunch via chairlift, with lift service included.

Chef Rybak made the move to A-Basin after more than 20 years at Keystone. Once a chef at Park City Mountain Resort, he’s been a Summit County resident for 26 years. While he doesn’t cook every meal on the mountain, he manages the show.

“I still get to be creative,” Rybak said. “Sourcing good food, writing menus – the things I love about working in the industry. I like to take things to the next level.”

In addition to Sunday’s brunch, A-Basin will hold a clambake and lobster boil on Sept. 8, also presented by Rybak, as part of Fall for the Arts, a countywide arts celebration taking place that weekend.