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Zach Goldak | Photo: Casa Tua | September 23, 2013
Locals (and insiders) know in the offseason, Aspen restaurants offer fabulous dining deals. Prix fixes are the name of the game, but nearly every establishment in town has something. From Casa Tua to Pacifica, here is where you’ll find the staff of Aspen magazine dining throughout autumn.
Casa Tua is featuring a three-course prix fixe ($39) in addition to the newly-created bar menu. From the bar, Casa Tua’s spaghetti with grilled rock shrimp and kampachi carpaccio are a must. We can’t wait to sample the beef tenderloin with truffle leeks and tomatoes confit and the risotto of the day from the prix fixe the next time we are at our “home away from home.”
DETAILS 403 South Galena St.
Pacifica, known for their oysters and raw bar, is featuring a three-course Harvest menu ($39) every Thursday until the end of the season. Created from locally sourced items, dishes include chimichurri flank steak with a sweet corn custard and red pepper piperade. With a new menu weekly, we can’t wait to spend our Thursdays here.
DETAILS 307 South Mill St.
Aspen Cocktail Club
The Aspen Cocktail Club brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Thirsty Thursdays.” Every Thursday, Chefs Club, Justice Snow’s and Jimmy’s will dedicate the evening to a featured spirit and create two cocktails. In addition, mixologists at each locale will enlighten patrons with the history of the drink.
Aspen’s French country bistro—Rustique—presents the best of the old world. Offerings like duck confit a la orange with gnocchi and coq au vin are perfect for the cold nights ahead. Open nightly with the exception of Sundays, Rustique’s two-course prix fixe ranges from $31 to $38.
DETAILS 216 South Monarch St.
Ellina’s delectable dishes like the Harris Ranch New York steak with Barolo wine sauce and seared Mediterranean octopus are just a few of the items from their offseason menu. The prix fixe, priced at $36, can’t be beat. Openly daily at 5pm, you’ll find us sampling our fare with a glass of Rioja in hand.
DETAILS 430 East Hyman Ave.