Turn and burn on the mountain runs, then indulge your appetite at these top spots from Aspen to Vail.
Chef Laurent Cantineaux and restaurateur Juan Carlos Pérez Febres, co-owners of Bonito on Saint Bart’s, bring a French vibe to Betula, a quick walk from Aspen Mountain. Refuel between runs with a prix-fixe lunch or post-ski with rotisserie lamb, chicken, beef, or duck.
Fans of Steamboat Springs’ refined-but-friendly Aurum will also adore sibling Aurum Food & Wine in downtown Breck. The menu dabbles in international dishes such as merguez meatballs and Korean fried chicken, with an emphasis on local ingredients and a strong wine list.
Chef Simone Reatti, who grew up in ski-centric Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, pays homage to the cooking of the Dolomites – and his nonna (grandmother) – at La Nonna Ristorante. He makes pasta using Pivetti flour from Ferrara and bridges geographical influences with Venetian-style mussels and Colorado lamb chops.
Top photo: Romeo Balancourt