La Marmotte is family owned in the heart of Telluride, Colorado.
Executive Chef Mark Reggiannini’s philosophy on food is simplicity. After graduation from Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1997 he moved to New York City and worked under some of the cities most respected chefs. Before moving to Telluride in 2003, Chef Reggiannini was Sous Chef at Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen. Chef Reggiannini works closely with local organic farmers and ranchers. He takes these ingredients and combines them with classical French techniques to create his cuisine.
“Our wines have been carefully selected for their distinction; we seek balance, finesse, and a vivid personality. The emphasis changes seasonally, to complement our contempory French cuisine, and we challenge ourselves to discover examples of such unique expression on a global level. Wine is a continual education and I am thankful to be able to always evolve my palate, my staff’s curiosity and our guests’ desires. ‘la marmotte’ properly stores all wine in a controlled environment and serves it with love…salut!” Mairen Reagan, owner