Take a Journey with
Locally Sourced & Globally Inspired Cuisine
Located within the famous restaurant row in Aspen, the restaurant Ute City serves up European flavors in a sophisticated, and yet fun setting. With floor to ceiling windows that look up at Aspen mountain, Ute City serves as an upscale Colorado ski town hangout. For lunch, dinner, or apres ski or hike, locals and tourists alike gather in Ute City’s swanky and slightly rustic dining room.
The chef behind Ute City’s gastronomic magic, Chef Peter Coyne, is noted for being an early advocate of farm to table, emphasizing regional cuisine in many of his signature dishes. Intertwining the best of both worlds, Chef Coyne marries Colorado cuisine with exotic flavors from many of the rich food cultures of Europe. Thus, a meal at Ute City offers the diner a sampling of the best flavors of the Old and the New World, often using local products to create European flavors.
In the end, the cuisine at Ute City presents the diner with a multicultural experience with the opportunity to taste a different culture’s cuisine at every meal. Beginning with Greece for lunch, you can bite into a gyro-inspired panini, made with a slow-roasted leg of lamb, sprinkled with a healthy helping of mint, a generous dollop of cucumber sauce, all of which is tucked away into a warm pita. Follow this up with a dinner of forest mushroom gnocchi topped with basil and a luxurious truffle sauce, inspired by the rustic countryside of Italy.
For dessert, you can come back home to indulge in that all American Lee’s Carrot Cake piled with a thick, mile-high cream cheese frosting dotted by those delicious little morsels of cinnamon sugared pecans. After this happy and somewhat fairytale ending to your gastronomic journey in tasting various flavors of the world, you will surely have an increased appreciation for the locally sourced, globally inspired cuisine of Ute City in Aspen.
Ute City is located at 308 E. Hopkins Avenue; Tel: 970-925-2900; Open Lunch & Dinner 11:30 a.m. to close.