Autumn is a glorious time to be in Breckenridge. The aspens are turning to gold and the days are still mostly warm and sunny. Even better, local eating and drinking establishments are adding delicious fall specials to their menus.
Here are just a few of the offerings around town that take advantage of the bounty of the fall season.
Note: From Sept. 28 through Nov. 19, get insider deals at many local restaurants by purchasing the Breckenridge Fall Dining Passport. The passport is available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and also at all participating restaurants.
Save the Date: Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival is Oct. 23-25. A weekend full of tastings, tours and restaurant events celebrating regional craft distilling.
Autumn Ale is a seasonal favorite, and this fall the brewery is offering a new twist on this dark, roasty beer: Chili Autumn Ale, brewed with Colorado chilis. Other experimental brews are in the works, too: Pineapple Gose, with a distinctive salty/tart flavor and a French style Pumpkin Saison will be available soon. $3/beer prices every day from 3-6 pm. 600 South Main Street.
Maple syrup aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels is a unique and delicious treat offered in limited quantities this fall at the Breckenridge Distillery. Try it on pancakes, ice cream – or better yet as an addition to your favorite fall cocktail. The mixologists at the Distillery have shared their secret recipe with us, for one of the local favorites The Breckenridge Breckfast. Tasting room is located at 137 South Main Street; Distillery is located at 1925 Airport Road.
When we think of fall, we usually think of: Pumpkins! The Crown has just updated their menu to include delicious Pumpkin Scones. And if that’s not enough pumpkin for you, there’s also seasonal Pumpkin Ice Cream ( as well as Cinnamon Ice Cream) and Pumpkin Syrup to add to your lattes and cappuccinos! 215 South Main Street
Homemade raviolis stuffed with butternut squash and sautéed with brown butter and sage are a Giam’s special – and only made during the fall season. Also on offer this fall will be a hearty ragu, another yummy cold-weather dish. 100 North Main Street.
PARK & MAIN
Sweet Potato Bruschetta is just one of the specials currently being planned at Park and Main. More specials to come soon, beginning September 28 with the Breckenridge Dining Passport. La Cima Mall, 500 South Main Street.
Relish will be bringing back its popular fall appetizer, Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream. Various squashes which are plentiful during the season will also be creatively incorporated into many dinner entrees. 137 South Main Street.
While creative minds in the kitchen finalize the fall menu for Twist, seasonal specials are already available at the bar: Stop by any time for a Pumpkin Ale from Epic Brewing out of Denver or Ballast Point Oktoberfest. 200 South Ridge Street.
Many Breckenridge restaurants participate in the Fall Passport specials, and each has their own unique offering. Here are two local restaurants that plan to highlight fall seasonal fare on their menus:
Enjoy two courses – appetizer and entrée – for $38 from September 28-October 18. 2-for-1 entrees with the purchase of appetizer, dessert, or bottle of wine will be available October 19 through November 19th. 109 Lincoln Avenue.
The Best of Harvest three course menu will be on offer for $35 from Thursday through Sunday. From Monday through Wednesday enjoy 2-for-1 entrees. 130 South Ridge Street.