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The Blonde Bear Tavern at the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa

In the summer (Memorial Day to mid-September) The Blonde Bear is open each Friday through Monday for brunch between 8am and 2pm.  Chef Bill Hartig has created a unique menu of breakfast classics, fresh salads, and brunch favorites accompanied by beer, wine, and traditional breakfast cocktails.  Join us on the patio or enjoy the comfort of our indoor dining room.

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Meet Our Staff


Bill Hartig
Executive Chef
Chef Bill has years of experience in the kitchen and is a firm believer in "from scratch".  He makes all our breads and sauces from scratch and is not offended when someone says "the bread was the best part".  

Scott Fitzpatrick
Bar Tender Extraordinaire
Scott has been behind our bar and specialty drinks for years and loves creating new concoctions when not out on the slopes.  


Mentions & Awards

Freeskier Magazine

The Blonde Bear Tavern named Best Après Ski in New Mexico by Freeskier magazine.
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The New York Times

". . . the best food is at the Blonde Bear Tavern in the Edelweiss, with entrees like whole rainbow trout with red grapes and balsamic sauce or flatiron steak with Italian salsa verde."

"For breakfast, go to Café Naranja in the Edelweiss, which serves entrees like pancakes made from organic Hopi heirloom blue corn and whole piñon."
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New Mexico Magazine

According to many reports, the Blonde Bear Tavern has been raising the quality of food at the Edelweiss restaurants to levels that approach to TSV's altitude.
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CondeNast Traveler

Often overlooked in the base village is the Blonde Bear Tavern, inside the Edelweiss with fine-yet-fortifying fare . . . 
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