by amiee white beazley | May 23, 2014 | Food & Drink
Prospect at Hotel Jerome started Aspen’s jars and juice trend. This summer, happy hour on the outdoor terrace never tasted so good.
Two big draws of Prospect are the burger (below)—which some say is the best in town—and the terrace in the summer.
Expect a change of attitude at Prospect at Hotel Jerome this summer—and especially at its outdoor dining area, Prospect Terrace. Once known as the Garden Terrace—where everyone from Aspen locals to Hollywood stars would sun, sip, and swim—the alfresco space now offers a fresh, approachable vibe with a more casual-dining aesthetic and new, plush outdoor seating.
“My favorite summer memory is sitting on the Terrace patio with a cold beer or glass of wine, a plate of oysters, and taking everything in—the sights and sounds of Aspen,” says Adam Cohen, food and beverage director at Hotel Jerome. “It’s what Aspen is all about in the summertime.”
Spend afternoons at the Jerome sitting in Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking Main Street and sippin’ on Jars and Juice every day from 3 to 6 p.m. This après-only special features a bottle of wine and a jar of freshly made house spreads for $19. Afterward, grab a cocktail, a cold Pilsner Urquell, or white sangria served in carafes big enough to share at a new outside bar where beer and hard cider will be on tap.
Executive Chef Rob Zack says Prospect Terrace will keep many of its classic dishes, but he’ll add whimsical twists. The 7X Beef Sirloin, with pan-roasted asparagus, fennel, and black olives is the dish to try; the same high-quality 7X Beef is the star of Hotel Jerome’s burger, served at Prospect, Prospect Terrace, and J-Bar.
Hotel Jerome also debuts a special summer events series with a “Somm-Off” competition, which matches the hotel’s wine director head to head with another local wine expert during a five-course dinner on the last Sunday of each month. 330 E. Main St., 970-429-5028