A La Aspen: Recipes from Aspen’s Great Restaurants, 1977: Cookbook by Catherine Grady Crabtree. Cardboard cover with plastic spiral binding. 190 pages. Self-published in 1977 by Crabtree Publications. Presumed first edition, first printing, no other being listed. A la Aspen presents the house specialties from 35 of the most celebrated restaurants in Aspen and Snowmass. Cookbook is in excellent vintage condition. Binding is sound. Pages are all clean and clear.
Many of these recipes are quite exotic. The Four Seasons at the Aspen Meadows provided recipes like lamb curry with fruit, zucchini au nutmeg, and mousse au cognac. The Golden Barrel provided lemon caper sauce, and oysters a la bailor. Loving’s provided braised veal chops with ham and parsley dressing, rataouille, and bouillabaisse. (Loving’s recipes are all two and three pages long!)
See VintageCookbook’s Recipe section for one great recipe from The Tower Restaurant, a restaurant owned by John Denver. (I know, I’m showing my age.)
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