Colorado lamb at Eight K, Snowmass (photo by Brad A. Johnson)
I’ve long argued that Colorado produces the best lamb in the world, and after a recent two-week trip though the Rocky Mountains, I believe it even more. Just take a look at some of these Colorado lamb dishes. I couldn’t get enough.
From Eight K in Snowmass, here’s an awesome crumb-crusted rack of lamb served with braised lamb shoulder and crispy lamb sweetbreads. Continue reading →
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