A Very Merry Christmas Surprise at Spago

Update: This restaurant is no longer open. 

Every Christmas is magical, but yesterday had its own special touch. As I rolled out of bed, I quickly realized that it was pay day- a day earlier than I expected! And, as I logged on to check the grooming report, one of my favorite trails for the season opened on Christmas Day!

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I hopped in my snowboard to make some pristine tracks in the little bit of powder that fell the night before. Once the best snow of the day was gone and the trails were no longer empty, I headed home for a more traditional Christmas traditions- stockings, gifts, and playing games.

With the help of Premium Chocolatiers, Santa stuffed my stocking with gluten, dairy, and nut free chocolate. Some of which was in his likeness!

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After my sister thoroughly beat me at Word on the Street, a new favorite in our family, we played Scattegories (the card game) before getting ready for dinner at Spago.

Spago is one of my favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek, CO. This Wolfgang Puck restaurant is located at the Ritz in Bachelor Gulch. While they serve gluten and my other allergens, they always take the highest precautions when it comes to preparing my meal. They do appreciate that I bring a business card with my allergies on it though.

My modified dish of scallops with the Hong Kong style vegetables is always a hit. But, as we got ready for dessert, I learned about a final Christmas surprise- Spago is now serving gluten free and vegan cookies. They’re not on the menu, but you can feel free to ask about them. I do not recommend these for those with celiac disease due to cross-contact concerns, but any other members of your party may try them.

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These cookies are not only gluten free and vegan, but they came out piping hot and smelt delicious. While they have a grainy texture. They’re soft and sweet from the Agave, and even my sister approves of this gluten free treat.

To all my Fiesta Friday friends, I hope you found a bit of extra magic in your Christmas celebrations as well.

Hope y’all have a healthy 2015!

P.S: I’m having trouble with my Internet, so this post was made via a mobile app. Please be patient as I continue to update the site over the next few days, and be sure to check Facebook for more reliable updates.

11 thoughts on “A Very Merry Christmas Surprise at Spago

  1. What a WONDERFUL christmas surprise, so glad you got to get in snow snow, savory AND sweet eats, and spend time with family 🙂 xoxo

    1. Thanks, Julie! It’s great when restaurants can cater to the needs of their patrons. I had a wonderful time there. Before they had the GF cookies, they made the most amazing sugar creation on top of sorbet, which was tasty as well. 🙂

  2. I have a friend who works for the Ritz hotels, has been at several of them, and it sounds as though they are, from corporate down, incredibly well-educated and accommodating. What a win for dinner!

    1. They definitely are at this Ritz if you make your concerns known. I’ve eaten at the other restaurant there as well, and the food comes out of the same kitchen. Plus, somehow the whole staff knows your dietary requirements, so you never have awkward encounters when it comes to being offered bread or anything like that. 🙂

      Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and are looking forward to 2015!

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