Aspen's Only French Alpine Bistro

Cosmopolitan culinary connoisseurs searching for the elusive triad of an excellent lunch and dining experience: outstanding food, romantic and intimate atmosphere and unique interior design.


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Owners: Raphael & Karin Derly

Owners: Raphael & Karin Derly

The Owners, The Chef, His Team & Their Mascot

“Both Karin and I are passionate about cooking and food”, Raphael Derly emphasizes. “I cooked Cheese Fondue for our first date as it was the first day of snow for the season”, he smilingly adds. “I thought that was romantic and I guess it worked.

We got married two months later and have been happily married for over seven years. I truly believe that our guests feel that the restaurant has been built with love; they taste the love in our food.”

Chef Eric Francou

Chef Eric Francou

We are delighted to welcome our new star French Chef, Eric Francou. Before coming to the States, Eric worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, including 'Bruneau in Belgium' and 'La Bastide Saint Antoine' in Lyon. (He even worked as a private pastry chef for army colonels in the French military). Chef Eric made a name for himself, working in New York as Executive Chef of Mad 28. He now dazzles our guests with authentic French Alpine cuisine, nowhere else to be enjoyed in Aspen!

 

A year ago, Matisse, the owners’ yellow lab puppy joined the fun. Highly food oriented and a connoisseur in his own rights, he quickly became the restaurant’s mascot and often entertains guests of all ages who lunch on the patio or sidewalk tables.

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