Wok charred spicy edamame, shishito peppers, garlic + sesame with a charcuterie + artisan cheeseboard at “The Living Room” in Hotel Jerome, Aspen. The room is warm + toasty (excuse the pun), it lends itself well to warming you up after chilly adventure in the mountains! As it happened, we had just returned from visiting The Continental Divide, and I couldn’t get over the mystical feeling I had from the sights of the snowy mountains. What a thrill sipping red wine and nibbling from this cheeseboard in a magnificent lounge at 8,000 ft elevation!
Originally conceived during Aspen’s 1880s silver boom, the Hotel Jerome rivaled the great European hotels of the era—particularly the Savoy Hotel, located on the Strand in Westminster, which opened just months before Hotel Jerome. Carved in London, the Living Room’s statuary white marble fireplace is an ode to English Victorian design.