The Top 5 Fine Dining Options in Breckenridge for Thanksgiving

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Breckenridge is a unique place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. After spending the day shredding the mountain with ski and snowboard rentals from Breckenridge Ski and Sport, or sledding with the family, you get to hit the town for some great fine dining options. Breckenridge has a few different restaurant styles to choose from, such as Italian, New American, and other local favorites.

Aurum

Located in Breckenridge, this is a farm-to-table type of restaurant bringing the highest quality of local ingredients for your enjoyment. Their menu ranges from steakhouse favorites to unique savory dishes, such as duck breast and a succulent venison tenderloin. They also have some of the finest comfort desserts, from chocolate chip cookies to German chocolate cake with coconut gelato that will be guaranteed to please the sweet tooth in your party.

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Relish

Relish has loads to offer with a Northeastern flair, as the chef has a culinary background in New York. A must-try delectable dish would be the buffalo and lamb Bolognese over butternut squash ravioli. Finish your meal off with a slice of rustic classic strawberry rhubarb pie and a scoop of lemon gelato. 

Twist 

This restaurant has classic ties with a modern twist, like a trout cooked to perfection basted in Meyer lemon butter that surely will make your mouth water for fingerling potatoes and their oven-roasted tomato pesto, giving it the Ruby Trout namesake. They have an excellent Vegan option available, the Bulgogi Tempeh on a lush bed of bamboo rice, flavored with black garlic and bok choy. For dessert, there are a few things that will take your mind directly to fall holidays such as the Candied pecan streusel and blueberry lavender semifreddo that is bound to leave your taste buds wanting more.

Ember

The Latin fine dining experience with Ember is elegant for its take on a savory classic, the empanada, filled with mango and brie. If you don’t think that a savory empanada won’t fill you up, add scallops or lobster for no additional charge. One of the most unique things that make Ember stand out compared to most fine eateries is that you can feel the passion that the chef/owner has when preparing food. The dessert that has the most love is the Matcha Coconut Chocolate Cake, it will make you feel as if you are going back to your grandmother’s house to have cake.

Legends

Legends is not your average steakhouse; it has a variety of things to offer, most notably their Italian cuisine. You can try their Lasagne Verde Della Nonna, lasagna noodles made with spinach and bolognese (meat- based) sauce. They also have a unique seafood stew, known as Cioppino (cho-pino). You can pair any of these dishes with their finest selection of wines.

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With a day full of activities and empty stomachs growling, don’t let the evening stop you from having unique experiences with all of the fantastic fine dining options that are available through the greater Breckenridge area. With all these fine dining options, finding your ideal place for an appetite to suit everyone is just a few moments away from the resorts, in Colorado’s high country. If you are staying in the area and book your ski or snowboard rentals through Breckenridge Ski & Sport you can get free transportation to the shop and the mountain where you can ski and eat to your hearts desire.