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The St. Regis Aspen Resort is home to Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, an innovative restaurant that changes its chef lineup twice each year to welcome a new group of FOOD & WINE “Best New Chef” winners. (Past winners include Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio and Daniel Boulud, should you doubt you’re in for an incredible dining experience from the latest up-and-comers.) Each group of chefs collaborates on a new menu, but you can expect seasonal and regional specialties like Colorado lamb saddle with ricotta gnocchi, baby artichokes and pine-nut gremolata or seared rainbow trout with pine-nut brown butter, potato-leek puree and watercress. A handpicked wine pairing is suggested for each entrée — and with selections from FOOD & WINE executive wine editor Ray Isle and renowned mixologist Jim Meehan, you’re in good hands at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel.
Pre- or post-dinner, it’s time to curl up on the plush couches in the Shadow Mountain Lounge. Its massive granite fireplace, oversized club chairs, rich lodge-style furniture and live jazz or piano music are the perfect setting for an après-ski snack with a glass of wine.
And for an Italian indulgence mountainside, dine at Trecento Quindici Decano for chef David Viviano's delectable menu. Try dishes such as the prosciutto or caprese with local tomatoes to start, a variety of pasta dishes (from spaghetti cacio pepe with black pepper and pecorino to chitarra alla carbonara) or pizzas and meat dishes. Don't forget to order a fresh-daily Italian sweet for dessert (a good tiramisu is the perfect way to finish off an Italian feast).
The St. Regis Aspen Resort serves breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Locavores will love that the menu is supplied with ingredients from local farmers, and everyone will love a breakfast that includes the freshest of eggs and produce imaginable.