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Escape to Telluride: Living Well… Dine at Cosmo

Telluride is an angler’s paradise, and its rivers are full of trout and possibilities. After working up a healthy appetite on the river, Chef-Owner Chad Scothorn of The Cosmopolitan has invited us to dine with him and see why Wine Spectator has given The Cosmopolitan their Award of Excellence for 9 consecutive years.

Telluride Magazine on Chad Scothorn, Master Chef

Set in a former grand saloon, the restaurant is run by James Beard House-invitee Chad Scothorn, whose knack for grafting Asian culinary traditions over American fine-dining fare suggests the work of Citizen Public House maestro Bernie Kantak. Paired with a no-nonsense Old Fashioned, my Wagyu rib-eye – sourced from 7X Beef in Hotchkiss, Colo. – is the marvel of marbling you might expect, with a hypnotically buttery mouthfeel and just the right coppery zing of quality organic beef.

Telluride named top travel destination for 2015

KUSA – As America rings in the New Year, TripAdvisor identified the top destinations where travelers are planning to visit in 2015. 4. Telluride, Colo. This former gold rush town is now known for its picturesque snow covered peaks and year-round recreation. Travelers recommend the scenic Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola, which offers a “distractingly beautiful view” […]

Edge Restaurant & Bar: Cosmo

BY LUC HATLESTAD We began with a snappy and fresh spider roll (sushi roll appetizers are half-price during happy hour) and complemented that with a plate of succulent lobster corn dogs. For one entrée, we chose the subtly seasoned chicken rillettes with a tender lemon risotto, along with garden-fresh snap peas and wild mushrooms. This dish […]

TripAdvisor Reveals Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise for 2015

4. Telluride, Colorado – 18 Hotels, 65 Restaurants, 71 Attractions (Average nightly hotel rate: $300) This former gold rush town is now known for its picturesque snow covered peaks and year-round recreation. Travelers recommend the scenic Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola, which offers a “distractingly beautiful view” and Cosmopolitan Telluride, which has the “best happy hour in […]

Road-Trip Restaurant: Cosmopolitan of Telluride

Excerpted form 5280 (the Denver Magazine) BY LUC HATLESTAD To find one of the best meals in Colorado, you’ll need to drive to Telluride—and it’s totally worth it. Just across the street from the gondola sits Cosmopolitan of Telluride, chef-owner Chad Scothorn’s homage to fusion and (whenever possible) locally sourced ingredients. Fusion cuisine often gets a bad […]

BEST CHEFS AMERICA: Chad Scothorn

BEST CHEFS AMERICA is the ultimate chef’s guide to chefs. Our annual publication is compiled by a comprehensive process of interviewing chefs across the country. Chefs are nominated for participation by fellow chefs, other culinary professionals, and food enthusiasts. Read more here

What the Chef Learned on His Summer Vacation

The best thing about the chef taking time off — from his customer’s point of view, at least — is that we get to taste what he learned while he was gone. At Cosmopolitan in Telluride, this summer that means Baby Grilled Octopus served with a potato and egg salad, duck bacon and roasted red pepper […]

Cosmo’s Chad Scothorn Takes Center Stage in Estes Park

Those of us who regularly take in Chef Chad Scothorn’s specialties at the Cosmo in Telluride already know he’s capable of culinary brilliance. Thanks to a new culinary series at the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., Scothorn will get to share his work in a new dining room on March 21 and 22.

Road-Trip Restaurant: Cosmopolitan of Telluride

This dish was satisfying without being too filling, but our second entrée—the surf and turf—was the real showstopper. The grilled Kobe beef filet and butter-poached lobster tail were served over mushrooms, asparagus, and sour cream–mashed potatoes. As it happens, we’ve sampled similar entrées in the past few months at both Edge Restaurant & Bar and Ocean […]