AJAX TAVERN – ASPEN
The Little Nell, 675 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Date dined: 3.22.12
At the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado is Ajax Tavern, a restaurant that offers gorgeous views of the mountain while serving great cocktails and even better apres ski bistro fare. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well but the best time to go is right off the mountain in your ski gear for a snack and happy hour to relax and regroup with your friends. The bistro menu features dishes comprised of locally-grown seasonal produce and sustainable ingredients ensuring that everything is very fresh.
After our first day on the mountain my friends and I met up at the Tavern for a little snack and a glass of champagne.
We couldn’t resist the looks of these truffled fries. Covered in an approriately snowy looking mountain of grated parmesan cheese they were hot, crispy and definitely hit the spot.
What goes better with a glass of champagne than oysters? Fresh briney East and creamy West coast molluscs.
Last but not least we needed a bit more starch and cheese…creamy, gooey, four cheese orecchiette topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs.
Ajax tavern is the perfect apres ski hot spot to go after a long day on the slopes. Make sure you head over early because once the sun ducks behind the mountain things can get pretty chilly!
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