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As the home of the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Meadows Resort is a complete conference resort destination located in the historic West End of Aspen. Just steps from the Aspen Music Festival Tent and Harris Hall, the property has 16 meeting/event venues, multiple patios, courtyards and terraces.
Located at the base of Buttermilk, Bumps offers a wide variety of healthy, innovative dishes. The restaurant has stunning views up the mountain toward the halfpipe and jumps in the terrain park. We can provide a separate dining area for groups with buffet lunch or run an all-day tab for your guests, enabling them to get breakfast, lunch and snacks at their convenience. Reservations are required for large groups of 40 or more people. Also available year-found for special events, catering to parties for groups up to 300.
Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE offers an ambience as distinctive as its menu concept. Wood beams contrast with modern lighting above the bar, in addition to a snowflake-inspired pattern on the ceiling. Distinguished indoor seating is heated by the grand fireplace; outdoor seating is available as well. FOOD & WINE's Best New Chef award winners will rotate the menu twice a year and occasionally make appearances at the resort to showcase the concept to guests and local residents alike. The chefs chosen to create the restaurant's first menu are 2011 winners George Mendes of Aldea in New York and James Lewis of Bettola in Birmingham, Alabama; 2010 winner Alex Seidel of Fruition in Denver; and 2008 winner Sue Zemanick of Gautreau's in New Orleans. Additionally, FOOD & WINE editors will customize wine and cocktail lists to complement updated menus. Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle will pair wines with the Best New Chefs' dishes. Meanwhile, Jim Meehan—one of the nation's top mixologists, a FOOD & WINE Contributing Editor, and Deputy Editor of FOOD & WINE Cocktails—will craft an original selection of cocktails. Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE at The St. Regis Aspen Resort will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and will feature an open kitchen and a chef's table along with several private dining areas. The art displayed will be selected updated biannually by local artists. For reservations please dial (970) 429-9633.
You're invited to a cozy Alpine cabin in the Rocky Mountains for fondue! Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a legendary spot that channels authentic European culture (such as fondue and raclette) in a warm, welcoming environment. And with views of the iconic Maroon Bells — perhaps the American West's most recognizable, postcard-perfect mountains — dining here is a bucket-list worthy experience. The menu changes daily with unique European selections. Thursday evening snowcat dinners are a cance to make some unforgettable winter memories. They start with a fun snowcat ride to the restaurant, leaving at 6pm from the base of Aspen Highlands, and include an unparalleled culinary experience in a cozy cabin surrounded by a snowy paradise. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for lunch; lunch (970) 544-3063, Thursday night dinners (970) 300-7364, private parties (970) 300-7681
Ellina is great for group dine arounds and private events. Arriving on the Aspen scene in 2009, Ellina offers fresh cuisine with world influences in an inviting atmosphere. Ellina boasts the most enticing patio in town – ideal for people-watching on the pedestrian mall while sipping a cocktail and enjoying a savory bite. Chef Miguel Diaz delights patrons by preparing multi-course meals tailored to their tastes. Dinners can be paired with wines or micro-brews from their extensive lists. Accommodates parties of up to sixteen. Their sommelier will help you to pick the perfect bottle of wine. Enjoy light fare from their Social Menu on the patio from 2 to 5pm and in the bar from 5pm to closing. Dinner service begins at 5pm.
Check out their Ski Swim Stay special for their year round cabins. Glenwood Canyon Resort has 10 Camper Cabins that can accomodate 4 per cabion for a total of 40; 14 Resort Cabins that can accomodate 4-5 per cabin, for a total of 84 capacity, the 2 and 3 bedroom suites which can accomodate a total of 12. Catering services are available as well as group dining. Coming in May 2011 the Canyon Club Event Center is available for weddings, meetings, family reunions and more. (800) 958-6737 or www.glenwoodcanyonresort.com
With over 7,500 square feet of function space and the only above ground Grand Ballroom in Aspen, Hotel Jerome is a magical setting for weddings and special events. Hotel Jerome can accommodate groups of 10-200 for meetings, 10-700 for receptions and up to 300 for banquets. Five distinctively different rooms, ranging from 430 to 3,450 square feet, host a vast array of social and business functions.
Experience our impeccable service and world-renowned cuisine in an intimate setting by choosing to dine in one of our luxurious private rooms. Whatever the occasion, we'll make it unforgettable, tending to your private meal at the unparalleled level that brought us worldwide acclaim. Lunch 11:00AM – 3:00PM Dinner served nightly beginning at 5:00PM Bar Menu served daily at 11:00AM
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Whether you're craving delicious fresh sushi, creative Pan-Asian cuisine or a hopping bar atmosphere, Kenichi has what you want. Kenichi not only serves up exquisite dishes, it also boasts the largest sake list in the Rockies, private Tatami rooms and a hip, sophisticated ambiance. Specialties include Dynamite Shrimp, Kobe Hot Rock, Robata Skewers and Colorado Lamb Chops. Kenichi also offers catering for in-home functions and private parties. Open daily at 5:30pm. Reservations suggested.
For over 30 years, Krabloonik Restaurant has celebrated the tradition of fine mountain dining, delighting guests with spectacular views, exquisitely prepared wild game and an award-winning wine list. With spectacular views of Mt. Daly and Capital Peak, world-class Krabloonik Restaurant is nestled in one of the most scenic spots in our valley. Their diverse wild game and fresh fish menu features Caribou, Pheasant, Wild Boar and more. Their sommelier can recommend the perfect wine from their award-winning list to compliment your menu choice. In the midst of this extraordinary dining experience, Krabloonik sled dog teams leap and howl in anticipation of the run. Dining and dog sledding at Krabloonik is an unforgettable highlight of a visit to Aspen or Snowmass. Open daily during the winter.
The Inn at Aspen's restaurant and food service is under "New Management". Coming this winter the good people who have been operating European Caterers of Aspen for over 27 years have taken over the restaurant and catering at the Inn at Aspen. Opening for the ski season 2013-2014 will be, "McKenney's @ The Inn." Partnering with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, we intend to make your experience here both exciting and memorable.
This convenient quick-bite spot, located midway between Highland Bowl and the base area, has a new, modern approach that extends beyond the interior to the restaurant's take on cuisine: Locally grown, organic foods are creatively prepared, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Kids can nosh on
taste-bud-pleasing (yet healthy) choices from the "Fast Kids" menu. A cozy fireplace will draw you in to linger for a few more moments of warmth and relaxation, as the bar tempts you with organic and biodynamic wines and coffee drinks made from organic beans.
Summer: Pacifica Seafood and Raw Bar is an ideal venue for an intimate gathering of up to 60 people. Ideal downtown location on Wagner Park, in the heart of Aspen's action. Inside it's easygoing and relaxed and features an exceptional raw bar and extensive wine list. The menu highlights seafood and captivating gilled entrees. Renowned Chef Bryan Nelson can tailor the menu to meet the desires of your group. Contact Russell Hoffberger at (970) 920-9775.
Winter: Pacifica is an ideal venue for an intimate gathering of up to sixty people. Inside it's easygoing and relaxed and features an exceptional raw bar and extensive wine list. The seafood selection is impressive and comes from fishermen with whom Chef Bryan Nelson has done business with for years. The menu can be tailored the menu to meet the desires of your group. Its next-to-Wagner Park location and views of Aspen Mountain make Pacifica Seafood and Raw Bar a must-visit. Open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner.
The Pine Creek Cookhouse, rustic yet elegant, serves exquisite gourmet meals in spectacular surroundings with breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range. Enjoy healthy lunches on the sunny deck or wild game and fresh seafood as the sun goes down. The Pine Creek Cookhouse welcomes groups of all sizes and hosts a variety of private functions including weddings, luncheons, barbeques and corporate events. Located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road in Ashcroft. In the winter x-c skiing, snowshoeing and horse-drawn sleigh rides are offered. In the summer, enjoy hiking and biking in the valley. Reservations recommended for lunch and required for dinner.
Snowmass Kitchen sets the table for an unforgettable slope-side dining experience. Sophisticated cuisine with mass appeal that changes with the seasons, and always presents an eclectic blend of cultures, flavors and high quality ingredients. Locally produced, in-season and healthful. Ski-in/ski-out for breakfast, lunch, or treat yourself to an unforgettable evening. Private dining rooms available. For reservations and information call, (970) 923-8301.