Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For Obamas in Vail, Skiing and Local Food - The Denver Post

Courtesy: The Denver Post

Photo: First lady Michelle Obama, center right, and her daughter Sasha Obama, 9, get their tickets scanned Sunday at the Eagle Bahn Gondola before heading up the mountain to ski. ( VAIL DAILY | Dominique Taylor)

First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed locally grown fare at a Vail restaurant Saturday night before hitting the slopes of Vail Mountain early Sunday.
Obama and her two daughters, 9-year-old Sasha and 12-year-old Malia — together with some family friends — spent the Presidents Day holiday weekend in Vail. President Obama did not make the trip.

The first lady went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale.

"She was wonderfully gracious and very much interested in what we're doing in this valley for our kids' healthy lunch," chef and owner Kelly Liken said said. "She was amazing and — all I can say is she was interested. It was really refreshing to see how interested she really was and how passionate about our kids' healthy lunches, as well as the movement to eat local here in the Vail Valley." Courtesy: The Denver Post. Click link for full post from The Denver Post.


For Obamas in Vail, skiing and local food - The Denver Post



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