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Thomas Salamunovich, exec chef of Larkspur (and Larkburger) on farm-to-table fatigue

Thomas Salamunovich Larkspur 478 Vail Valley Drive, Vail 970-754-8050 Larkburger

This is part one of my interview with Thomas Salamunovich, exec chef of Larkspur and Larkburger, Part two of our chat will be posted here tomorrow.

"Food wasn't a big deal in my life, but music? Music was everything," says Thomas Salamunovich, the owner-chef of Larkspur in Vail and founder of Larkburger, the fast-casual chain that got its start in Edwards and now has seven Colorado locations. "My dad is the world's preeminent choral conductor, and our life revolved around music. I had no idea that 'Happy Birthday' wasn't sung in eight parts until I heard someone who wasn't a singer butcher it."

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Lori Midson
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