Spring is a great time in Aspen to relax, reconnect with nature, and indulge in some of the exceptional restaurants that stay open in our Secret Season. While Aspen has enough culinary options to please any palette, here is a list of must-try entrées when visiting Aspen this spring.
- The lobster roll at Clark’s Aspen with shoestring fries. Though it’s hard to choose just one entrée to indulge in at this delicious seafood eatery, the perfectly buttered lobster roll provides just the right taste of summer in spring. Don’t miss their daily happy hour that happens from 3-6pm for $8 martinis and 50 cents off oysters.
- The pulled pork platter with Alabama white sauce at Hometeam BBQ. BBQ fans won’t be disappointed when dining in Aspen this spring. Not only does Hometeam BBQ have a great outside patio to take in the spring sunshine and mountain views, but they also have some of the best pulled pork in the Rockies. However, you can’t go wrong with any choice at this multi-regional southern joint open year-round.
- The Peking Duck at Jing. Using their traditional recipe from Peking China, Head Chef Frank only chooses natural ducks raised in a cage-free environment and farm-raised. The ducks are prepared 24-hours in advance using his secret recipe. In true Aspen style start your first course with roasted duck skin and Ossetra Caviar; the second course gives you your choice of duck fried rice or a duck lettuce wrap. The Peking Duck is limited and takes longer to prepare so make sure to let the staff at Jing know you’d like this special dish when making your reservation.
- The Meat & Cheese Board at Meat & Cheese is the perfect spring dish that’s ideal for sharing. The board features a daily selection of four cured meats and four cheeses paired with delectable accompaniments. If you’re still craving more, many of the meats and cheese can be purchased inside the restaurant’s farm shop, along with local produce, farm eggs, fresh baked bread, sustainably sourced seafood and more. Meat & Cheese is also offering 15% off all items in their farm shop and restaurant this spring.
- Any weekly dish at the SO Café located at the Aspen Art Museum. The café menu changes weekly but always features innovative dishes with local ingredients and unprecedented views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass. Stop by on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a free guided tour at 1p.m. led by museum staff.
- The crispy chicken sandwich at White House Tavern. When in doubt the crispy chicken sandwich at Aspen’s top lunch spot is a favorite among locals and tourists. Spring is the perfect time to sit outside with friends and a glass of wine with this popular dish.
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