Great places to dine after hitting the slopes in Aspen

January 10, 2014

Aspen is a skiing city situated in Pitkin County in Colorado, USA. It was popularized by the ice-capped slopes of Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains which rise to an average of 8,000 feet above the sea level and which are very popular with skiing buffs. The Roaring Fork River adds to the allure of the city since both the skiers and those who don’t ski can engage in rafting activities. With surging numbers of tourists especially during the skiing seasons, Aspen has a vibrant hospitality industry that comprises some of the most respected eateries in the US. Below are the most popular.

1. Steakhouse No.316

A meal of plump mussels steamed with jalapeños and garlic or fresh steak chops from the nearby beef butchery will leave you wanting more servings at this Aspen restaurant. The restaurant has an amazing chef called Kathleen Crook that has made a name for herself feeding the hungry skiers.

2. Ajax Tavern

This restaurant takes you to the simples; a burger and a cone of truffle fries. It is simple and yet authentic American eatery. This restaurant reminds you why America is great. With simple meals like this, America built on simple dishes to become the dining capital of the world.

3. Justice Snow’s

Only at Justice Snow's will you find fresh eggs served with sriracha aïoli and taste fantastic. Other dishes served here include; Flat-iron steak with potato-cauliflower puree and Papardelle with Brussels sprouts. The allure to this restaurant is added by the adjacent Wheeler Opera House that is graced by visitors trying what the Aspen night scene has to offer.

4. Ink Coffee

After skiing down the cold slopes of the Rockies, perhaps what you need more than food is caffeine to calm your nerves. No restaurant serves better coffee than Ink! Coffee in Aspen.

5. Chef's Club

If you want to taste creatively prepared dishes by the best Chefs in Aspen, this is the place to be. This is a place that only gourmet diners should go. You will be able to appreciate the culinary masterly of Chefs George Mendes of Aldea, NYC; Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s, New Orleans; Alex Seidel of Fruition, Denver; and James Lewis of Bettola, Birmingham.

Whenever you are in Aspen, don't just concentrate on your skiing. There are other things to delight in - case in point - gourmet dining.