In January celebrity chef David Burke will open a clone of his New York location of David Burke Kitchen in Aspen, reported Chad Abraham in the Aspen Daily Times. Burke signed on to set up on the second floor of a brand new, 21,452-square-foot building under construction at the corner of Hopkins Avenue and Galena Street. Abraham interviewed a real estate agent about the new development, and Burke about his food philosophy.
Burke intends to use as much local product as possible, including "dry-aged meats like venison, elk, wild boar and several 'pig dishes,' along with roasted trout and aged cheeses." He plans to use "all parts of the animal" and highlight seasonal ingredients in his dishes. His rustic approach includes a wood-fired oven and an outdoor patio with its own bar menu. About Burke the real estate agent told Abraham, "He's one of the premier restaurateurs in the country."