Saturday July 22
One of the most contemporary on the Tour, Dawn and Toby Grove’s sleek home in Mt. Crested Butte is a geometric visual feast of clean, angular interior lines meeting the elegant curve of the multi-faceted roof design. Stunning features such as the floor to ceiling white marble fireplace and sparkling prismatic crystal chandelier in the entryway lend this home to chic sophistication. While the design of this home is striking, the expansive wrap around decks, screened in dining area and subsequent views are equally so. Avery Peak, White Mountain, Red Lady, Oh Be Joyful and Mt. Whetstone all keep good company in this outdoor space that just begs for a party. If you’ve experienced the exquisite work of architect Dan Murphy, expose yourself to a different side of one of Crested Butte’s most talented. The Grove’s have recently added a guest home to the property, connected to the primary residence by a bridge. Don’t miss this new addition!
The expansive and open kitchen that feeds into the great room is the perfect platform for the famous Michael Busse, chef and owner of Garlic Mike's and much sought Tour de Forks veteran. It might be his gregarious personality and ear to ear grin. But it might also be his ability to prepare succulent Osso Buco Milanese and indulgent Baked Oysters Rockefeller with an old world instinct inherited from his mother, mixed with new inspiration from recent voyages to the Umbria region of Italy, and backed by formal training at the Academy of Culinary Arts. Through over 20 years of showcasing his Italian cuisine at Garlic Mike's, he has earned the Gunnison People's Choice Awards for “Best Chef” and “Best Restaurant” for many years, and was the 2009 Chefs on the Edge Champion. Mike has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” and “Spotlight America,” a national travel program, as well as programming in Grand Junction and Denver.