Palmyra at the Peaks Resort | Telluride, CO

by Marla on February 28, 2014 · 11 comments

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Palmyra at the Peaks Resort | Telluride, CO | Fine Dining on FamilyFreshCooking

The Peaks Resort is one of my favorite places to hang out in Telluride, Colorado. We used to vacation there when my kids were smaller. These days it’s where we swim, spa and workout.

Recently I was able to enjoy a wonderful dining experience at their signature restaurant, Palmyra. For a more detailed restaurant experience please visit my collaboration at Telluride Inside & Out.

But for now…get hungry over here!

Chef Patrick Funk is a super enthusiastic executive chef who brought it to us big time.

The clean design of the restaurant makes easy to take in the breathtaking views of the golf course & mountains.

Ingredients at Palmyra are locally sourced when available & full of big, rustic, comfort food flavors.

We learned a lot about those from food and beverage manager/sommelier, Nathan Kaiser.

The most AMAZING Hamburger | Peaks Resort, Telluride, CO |

Above is the “Pandora” style Beef Burger with pepper jack cheese, and avocado. Let’s not forget the pickled jalapeño pico de gallo.

With lots of fries (because a gal can indulge in fries when she skis bumps all day.)

French Fries in Telluride, CO |

I said lots of French Fries. These with a little bit of seasoning…

French Fries |

There are delicious menu choices for lunch, aprés ski and magnificent dinners.

Here is what we were lucky to taste…Cocktails first, of course!

Manhattan Cocktail |

Isn’t that Manhattan beautiful! Palmyra calls this libation the Leather Armchair. Such a fun name for a grown up drink.

We also had a gingery & refreshing Telluride Mule

Telluride Mule Cocktail |

Then this stunning Cobb Salad was brought to the table. I adore the artistry in cobb salads ~ both in the flavors and presentation.

The Avocado Herb Dressing is a new favorite!

Cobb Salad with Avocado Herb Dressing |

Cobb Salad with Avocado Herb Dressing |

We then tasted two burgers.

The “Palmyra” shown above and this “Peaks” Lamb Burger with Bib Lettuce, Roasted Tomato, Shaved Onion, melted White Cheddar & creamy Garlic Aioli.

Lamb Burger on

Crispy Pork Shanks. ohhhhhhhh.

Served over a bed of buttery, cheddar grits & plenty of finger licking great Golden BBQ Sauce.

Crispy Pork Shanks with Grits & Golden BBQ Sauce |

Squash “Pasta”

We were sure to indulge in this vegetarian dish which can easily be made vegan without the parmesan cheese.

Squash "Pasta"

Squash "Pasta"

Then we embraced these stunning desserts with all of our sweet teeth!

Goat Cheese & Honey Thyme Cheesecake

Goat Cheese & Honey Thyme Cheesecake |

Goat Cheese & Honey Thyme Cheesecake |

S’mores Donuts

Fried Flaky Donuts are served with Cocoa Nib Gelato, Flamed Coconut Marshmallows & Chocolate Ganache. Yep!

S'mores Donuts |

S'mores Donuts |

Hopefully you can visit us in Telluride someday & be sure to bring your friends and family to Palmyra at The Peaks…you will be thrilled if you do!

Palmyra at the Peaks Resort | Telluride, CO | Fine Dining on FamilyFreshCooking

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Disclosure: I work closely with hotels & restaurants to share their offerings. All experiences, thoughts and opinions are my own. 


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather Christo February 28, 2014 at 7:40 am

I am honest to god salivating over that burger and fries. Maybe the pasta too. I NEED to come to Telluride!!!


2 Marla March 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

Hi Heather! You would LOVE them all!! xo


3 Maria February 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

We really need to come visit!


4 Marla March 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

Totally you should!!


5 Julie @ Table for Two February 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

omg, everything is making me SO hungry!! those fries…i want an entire large basket of them!! lol


6 Marla March 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

Ha! I’m right there with you girl 😉


7 Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today February 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

Oh I envy you eating all this amazing things.


8 Meg Merkley February 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Yummy! Looks amazing. You have the best job!


9 Marla March 1, 2014 at 6:34 am

Thanks Meg! Gotta say I LOVE my job & i’m soooooo grateful :)


10 MaryAnn March 1, 2014 at 9:01 am

I will be visiting Telluride the end of this month…totally going here!!!! Thanks for the good rec!


11 Marla March 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Awesome! Have a blast here in Telluride. Do also check out the other restaurants I have covered at the bottom of this post :)


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