Visitors to Aspen this winter season can visit the recently opened Aspen Kitchen, which debuted in December 2015.
The artisanal market-to-table restaurant is situated in the heart of historic downtown Aspen, and seats 116. The venue has an elegant, second level dining room surrounded by three walls of windows affording 180-degree views of the town and mountains. In addition, the restaurant’s outdoor rooftop terrace “garden” seats 128 and has a spacious outdoor bar, counter tables overlooking the mountain and communal fire pits with lounge seating.
Executive Chef Matthew O’Neill, leads the culinary team at the Aspen Kitchen, serving authentic, all-American meals created with ingredients and items sourced locally from Colorado, as well as an inspired beverage program and hand-crafted cocktails. Aspen Kitchen also offers the town’s only dry aging room, which houses a selection of 30-year or 55-year, dry-aged saltbrick beef, including cuts of ribeye and NY steak. All steaks are displayed in a glass-fronted box lined with bricks of glowing, backlit pink Himalayan rock salt.
In addition to the second-level dining room and rooftop terrace, the Rec Room located on the first floor is the product of David Burke Group's recent partnership with LDV Hospitality. Under the direction of New York entertainment maven Amy Sacco, the space offers an intimate lounge, complete with DJs spinning over 5,000 hand-selected vintage vinyl records, wood paneled walls and “plush banquettes reminiscent of a 1970’s basement.” Rec Room aims to capture the nostalgia of the era, recreating a funky house party by fostering an ambiance that incorporates a high-energy dive bar with a glamorous lounge.