After a year of transformation, Vail's Four Seasons Resort and Residence has unveiled its freshly reinvented cocktail bar, The Remedy, from its ordinary, thick-carpeted former self. The luxury accommodation invested roughly $2.5 million and upped its accessibility ante with its latest expansion and makeover. The food and beverage selections were similarly revamped to draw a diverse crowd, from locals to visitors, upscale to casual.
Energized by floor-to-ceiling mountain views, a rectangular zinc bar serves as a weighty centerpiece, as additional lounge-like living rooms finger off both ends of the main bar. A medley of furnishings – modern, industrial and cabin chic – cohesively appeals to the cozy Vail Valley venue.
The new menu is as local as possible and ready to be shared, with an array of flatbreads, small bites, and Colorado-sourced meats, cheeses and produce. Try Chef Kevin Erving's Bison pizza, with house made bison pepperoni, fennel sausage, roasted sweet peppers and mozzarella curds.
The new name is a playful nod to the bar's therapeutic objective to heal what ails its guests. Inventive elixirs and spinoffs of pre-Prohibition classics fill The Remedy's menu of craft cocktails, alongside local beers and a varied selection of wines. "Prescriptions" – a.k.a. cocktails – include the Corpse Reviver, a capricious combination of corsair, gin, lemon, Grand Marnier, lillet, andsinth and falernum.
The Remedy's grand opening is set for July 6.