Be Good Not Bad by Brian Warren

7 November 2005

Pairings

Anna and I went to Breckenridge and hand a marvelous weekend. We stayed at the Fireside Inn, a very cool place owned by an English couple with a poodle. We can’t wait to go back. It’s quiet, comfortable, has great rooms, great breakfast, and it’s cheap! It’s got to be the best deal in town.

So for supper we went to the Cellar. Wow. This had to be one of the best, if not the best, meals I’ve ever had. First of all, we spent over three-and-a-half hours enjoying our meal. We both took the Chef’s choice route, a fixed-price, four-course meal. Each course is artfully paired with a wine by the sommelier and chef. The pairings on each course were just amazing. They did all this without being pretentious in any way. We spent much, much more on our meal than our room, and we were fine by that.

We needed this weekend. We were feeling a bit burnt out and just too busy. When we saw the opportunity, we jumped at it. And knowing that Anna’s tips funded the entire weekend, well, that was just bonus.