What’s Haute: Aspen



Bite into Jimmy’s famous crab cakes, made from Chesapeake Bay blue crab, or their award-winning Volcano Cake, and there is no turning back. Located in the heart of Aspen, Jimmy’s culturally fused ambiance provides visitors with an array of Latin-style dancing and a menu filled with traditional American food. Set in a casual yet stylish atmosphere, Jimmy’s customers can experience the best dining Aspen has to offer. For singles looking to mingle, Jimmy’s bar is the meeting ground for all of the action. Everyone can have their drink of choice with the plethora of options offered on the bar menu. While you’re here, indulge yourself into the finest selection of Agave-based spirits in the country. Even in light of all these top-notch offerings, the real allure to Jimmy’s is the warm relationship between staff and customers.



Founded in 1991, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is a not-for-profit organization and its mission is to present and preserve Jazz, American, and popular music through world-class festivals, performances, and educational programs. This includes the small venue JAS Winter Series, bringing year-round jazz music to the Roaring Fork Valley. The series features vocalists, instrumentalists, acoustic jazz, and jazz-inspired music. Nominated jazz pianist Bill Charlap, known as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, will be performing at Harris Hall on March 14 in the upcoming winter series shows. Additionally, Jazz Aspen Snowmass produces two 4-day long music festivals: the June (June 19-22) and Labor Day (August 29-September 1) festivals presented by Calamos Investments. Festival Patron Passes start at $1,250 and provide you with outstanding patron privileges including access to the Patron tent, patio, enclave, nightly open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dinner catered by Syzygy Restaurant, as well as an acknowledgement in JAS season publications.



Olives Aspen, located in the St. Regis Aspen and run by renowned chef Todd English, is definitely not your everyday restaurant. With its traditional American cuisine combined with Mediterranean inspiration, the food will without a doubt spice up your life. Olive’s trademark exhibition kitchen surely knows how to bump up the energy when it comes to cooking. Each plate is concocted with both imagination and love, making Olive’s menu that much better. Their exceptional service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is only one of their overwhelming attributes. Everything on the menu is made with only the finest quality ingredients, and their cooking techniques are nothing short of extraordinary. Olive’s décor is a mix between the great outdoors and old-world elegance. Its features include warm pine floors, a mix of antique furniture and cozy deco-inspired booths, wrought iron sconces, ochre walls, and fabrics in soft earth tones. It truly is the sanctuary for sophisticated customers looking for a place to just lay back and unwind.