Aspen Kitchen, an artisanal market-to-table restaurant, recently opened in the heart of historic downtown Aspen. Executive chef Matthew O’Neill says the new restaurant features authentic, all-American ingredients with items sourced locally from Colorado. It also offers an inspired beverage program, including cocktails.
“We wanted to take a fun and creative approach to the menu, and we’re excited to present a culinary experience that is adventurous, but also approachable at the same time,” says O’Neill. Standout starters include house ricotta with squash marmalade and pine nuts; chickpea fries with fennel pollen and harissa mayonnaise and elk tartare with quail egg, confit shallots, capers and toasted garlic.
Main course favorites include poached rabbit cavatelli, harissa braised lamb and pan-roasted Colorado striped bass. Here’s a tour.