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Herb-stuffed popovers with lime-chipotle hollandaise

What is this? This is herbed scrambled eggs in a popover, along with roasted asparagus with a lime-chipotle hollandaise.

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High Mountain Lodge
PO Box 1888
Winter Park, CO 80482

425 County Road 5001
Winter Park, CO 80482

©2009–2016
High Mountain Lodge, Inc.

High Mountain Lodge is a trademark of High Mountain Lodge, Inc.

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Breakfast

During the summer and shoulder seasons, the High Mountain Lodge serves a full breakfast with fruits, meat, eggs, and pastries. All our creative recipes are made from scratch with the finest available fresh ingredients.

Also, don't forget our signature Italian-style espresso coffee drinks! We put the chain coffee shops to shame as we channel our inner bartista to bring you the best coffee featuring the finest, organic, fair-trade beans.

Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you show up earlier, you'll probably be able to beg a cup of espresso or a cappucino, latte, mocha, or macciato off Tom, who will be fixing breakfast.

Depending on the number of guests we have, we may serve breakfast buffet-style or with table service.

If there are only a few people in the lodge, we will probably ask you what time you would like to have breakfast. This is so we can plan to serve you the freshest possible meal. But don't worry if you show up early or late: we promise we won't scowl at you.

First Tracks Breakfast

For guests wanting to get an early start in the morning, let us know the day before and we'll prepare a "first tracks" breakfast for you at the time you specify. You may not get the full spread we prepare for later-risers, but we'll make sure you hit the slopes or trails stoked for the day.

Winter suppers

During the winter high season, in addition to breakfast, we also offer as part of the price of your room simple but filling suppers for those who just want to return to the Lodge and relax after a full day of activities and not scope out a restaurant. Hearty soups. Home-made artisan breads. Savory casseroles. These are just a few of the many wonderful dishes you will find waiting for you at the High Mountain Lodge.

Après Ski/Bike/Hike/Climb

Late afternoons in all seasons, we invite guests to join us on the multi-tiered deck (weather permitting) or the dining room for hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Feel free to bring your own favorite beverages and snacks. We're happy to chill your wine for you or heat up your special cold-weather drink.

Dietary restrictions

We do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions. Please let us know when you reserve your room what your needs are. The sooner we know, the more we can plan and the more choices we can offer you.

Alcoholic beverages

The High Mountain Lodge serves complimentary selections of beer and wine to our guests during our après ski-bike-hike-climb afternoon receptions, as well as in the winter high season as an accompaniment to our simple suppers.

We are also happy to chill guests' personal beverages for them.

Our Bed and Breakfast liquor license does not permit us to sell alcohol to the public, nor may we give alcoholic beverages to people who are not registered guests of the High Mountain Lodge.

The High Mountain Lodge breakfast buffet

Above:
The High Mountain Lodge "Fruitini"

  • Ginger Simple Syrup: In a 2-cup Pyrex® measuring cup, dissolve 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup of water. Microwave on high (or otherwise bring to a boil) to make a simple syrup. Add 1/4 tsp of powdered ginger. Stir to dissolve. Let cool.
  • Fruit: peel and slice oranges into rounds. Slice and core apples, pears, peaches, or similar firm fruit. Rinse raspberries, blueberries, or similar fruit. In separate bowls, marinate each style of berry in the ginger simple syrup. If you have nice strawberries, with a paring knife, partially slice each strawberry into 3-4 pieces, depending on the size of the berry, being careful to leave the part nearest the stem uncut so that the fruit will hold together and you can "fan" out the slices.
  • Assembly: cut each orange to the center, and hang on the edge of a fancy dish. Large martini-style cocktail glasses are best, but fancy parfait glasses (as in the illustration above) or a similar stemmed glass will also work well. Spoon berries into the glass in layers. Arrange the cored apples or pears or peaches in the glass, using the berries to embed the slices of fruit in a nice arrangement. Spread the fanned strawberry over the top.
  • Presentation and Serving: before taking to the table, spoon leftover ginger simple syrup over the fruit. At the table, pour a small ration of champagne or prosecco into the glass so that guests can "ooh" and "aah" over the fizz. For a non-alcoholic substitution (though the alcohol in the sparkling wine is minimal), substitute ginger ale.

Teaching moment:
"What is 'Simple Syrup'?"

"Simple syrup" consists of equal parts of sugar and water that have been heated to boiling, then let cool. The heat breaks down the complex sucrose into simpler sugars that taste sweeter that just sugar dissolved in water. The enhanced sweetness makes added flavors, such as the ginger in this recipe, really pop.


Recipes

We have had a lot of requests for recipes for the dishes we serve. Unlike some cooks who, if they told you their secrets would have to kill you, we're happy to share and hope that, if you cook some of the High Mountain Lodge dishes, you'll think about us and the nice times you had at our Inn. Click here to go to our recipes page.

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