The most unique dining experience in Aspen is situated right in the center of town. Chefs Club by Food & Wine at the St. Regis Aspen Resort offers a signature, world class culinary event with every meal. The ever-evolving menu is created by an eclectic, sophisticated mix of award winning, super star chefs. Food & Wine Magazine selected Aspen and the St Regis to collaborate on their first foray into fine dining. Chefs Club opened last June with huge fanfare as the two iconic brands, Food & Wine and St. Regis joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind culinary venue.
Foodies Delight @ Chefs Club (click 4 pix).
Each season brings a new team of Chefs from around the World who combine forces to craft a sumptuous menu of culinary delights. Foodies all over the planet go wild for Chefs Club. The Winter 2012/13 season combines the talents and imaginations of 4 award winning Chefs. Jonathon Sawyer from Cleveland, Jenn Lewis of Portland, Kevin Willmann of St. Louis and Matt Lightner of NYC. All four chefs have been recently awarded with Food & Wine's prestigious "Best New Chef" designation.
Recently a friend and I were treated to a first class feast at the Chef's Table at Chefs Club. Casual elegance describes the atmosphere, as the resplendent dining room is highlighted by a large open kitchen. We were thrilled to witness as the various meals were prepared to perfection before our eyes. The splendid selection of appetizers made it difficult to choose a first course. We started with a beautiful portion of Yellow Fin Tuna with Black Trumpet Mushrooms, topped with a pear vanilla puree served with lavash. It was an awesome way to begin our meal and is highly recommended. We also shared Chef Club's famous Black Truffle and Artichoke en Papier which was fantastic. As if that were not enough to get our taste buds stimulated the executive chef insisted that we try the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with a Jalapeno Doughnut. It was rich and delightful and the Jalapeno Doughnut is to die for.
The selection of creative entrees was magnificent. Taking a cue from our very attentive server, Clement, we chose to share the "most popular item" the Properly Butchered Rib Steak with Pommes frites. The 28 day Prime dry-aged beef was prepared masterfully and it melted in our mouths. We also split a huge portion of Gulf Red Grouper with Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms, Tatsoi and Savory Creme Anglaise. We supplemented our meal with a fine Chianti as suggested by Sommelier Philip Golden. The wine list at Chefs Club can rival any in the country...or maybe the world.
After such a fine repast we were fully prepared to take a pass on desert, but General Manager Paul Duce insisted that we try at least one of the luscious offerings. We selected the Parsley Root Split...a modern version of the classic banana split. The lavish home-made banana ice cream with lemon chiffon and marshmallow was unbelievable...my new favorite sweet of all-time.
Only one word is needed to describe our experience at Chef Club by Food & Wine....WOW!! It was a meal fit for a king. It's no wonder that foodies from around the world have been flocking to Chefs Club. If you haven't tried Chefs Club yet..or even if you have...be aware that Chefs Club is offering a special Valentine's Feast on Thursday, February 14. Along with the regular a'la carte menu, Chefs Club has created a special "Land & Sea" entree to honor the romantic tradition of Valentine's Day. Additionally, extra-special decadent deserts will be created specifically for the occasion.
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Chefs Club is perfect for Foodies. Try it for a romantic meal, a special occasion or simply to enjoy the finest, most creative cuisine in Aspen. The fabulous food, the top notch service and the elegant atmosphere are second to none. Take it from AspenSpin....Chefs Club by Food & Wine is phenomenal.