When David Walford was hired in 1994 as executive chef of the restaurant in the Chateau, a 65-unit luxury-condominium complex in Beaver Creek, Colo., he thought the owners wanted an Italian restaurant because they had named it Splendido.“They said, ‘No, it was not going to be Italian,’ so I asked why the name Splendido,” says Walford, who became the proprietor of the restaurant in 2006. “They said, ‘Because of the splendid view and the splendid food you are going to make.’”The dining room ...
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