RH: Drew, you’ve been coming to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen for a long time. Why?
Nieporent: I believe it’s been more than 25 years. In 1989, Debra Ponsek, the chef of my first restaurant, Montrachet, was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef. Since then I’ve been coming back because Aspen is one of the most beautiful places in America and I love to meet all the young, new chefs who are presented here.
RH: You’ve come