Quick Look: Cloud Nine Bistro, Aspen, CO


The patio at Cloud Nine Bistro on Aspen Highlands (photo by Brad A Johnson)

New to Aspen this year is Cloud Nine Bistro, located at 10,740 feet, high atop Aspen Highlands mountain, with stunning views of the Maroon Bells (twin peaks in the Elk Mountains). Ski-in/ski-out from the Cloud Nine lift. Unbuckle your boots and feast on elk ragout with lingonberries and créme fraîche, pheasant sausages wrapped in pancetta, pristine scallops that’ll make you forget for a moment that you’re in the mountains, or some of the biggest Colorado lamb chops you’ll ever see (or taste). But first you’ll want to start with a big pot of fondue. (Chef Andreas Fishbacher is Austrian, natch). Aspen Highlands, Cloud Nine lift, 970-544-3063

Take a look around…



Fondue with a view; dining room; scallop; lamb chops; apple strudel; panna cotta (photos by Brad A Johnson)

For the full list of Aspen’s best restaurants, check out my story at Food Republic.


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