Get a taste of Keystone today |

Get a taste of Keystone today

Summit Daily file photo/Brad Odekirk Dishes, desserts and drinks abound at the Taste of Keystone.

KEYSTONE – Ever notice the fancier the name of the cuisine, the more expensive it is?That may be the case most of the year, but for one day, Keystone has your ticket(s) to the finest – and fanciest named – cuisine.Keystone’s restaurants – from Alpenglow Stube and Champaeux to Pizza on the Plaza – offer hearty samples for one to five tickets each. Tickets cost $1.”The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way for guests to experience all of Keystone’s finest cuisine, all in one day, while supporting Summit County’s Mountain Mentors,” said Lisha Burnett, Keystone spokesperson, in a press release. “Don’t miss this opportunity to stuff yourself with the most scrumptious foods for the lowest prices around.”

Ten percent of sales from each restaurant will benefit the mountain mentors. In addition, a silent auction for the organization will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lodge Terrace.Meat-lovers can enjoy top-choice beef with silver dollar rolls and horseradish cream from the Bighorn Steakhouse; New Zealand lamb chop and ragout of crab mint jus from Alpenglow Stube; or black tea smoked roasted beef tenderloin with Oregon wasabi vinaigrette and pickled ginger cucumber slaw.Champeaux, a new French restaurant that replaced the Garden Room last year, offers shrimp brochette with marinated tomatoes and crostini.Keystone Ranch spices up its menu with roast pork carnitas with salsa, avocado relish, flour tortillas, sour cream and cheese.To top it all off, Ned Archibald and the Conference Center Pastry Shop offers wild mountain berry shortcake with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Plus, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will have a variety of chocolate treats.

Other participating restaurants include: Edgewater Café, Mountain House Food and Beverage, Paisano’s and Summit Seafood Restaurant.A Kidz Zone also will be open as long as Taste of Keystone is – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.A side of Bump City Groove

As the current title holder of Jammin’ 92.5 Battle of the Bands, Bump City Groove is Denver’s hottest dance-party band.Charles Graham, Michael Miller, Kenny Castro and Rob Reilly formed Bump City Groove in 2003 after leaving Ripp Griffen. Combined, the musicians have more than 60 years of professional gigs under their belt.They blend funk, rock, hip-hop and rhythm-and-blues for a booty-shaking, good time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Lakeside Village at Keystone.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at

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