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Ask an Expert: Where to Eat in Aspen This Summer

Master sommelier Jay Fletcher, a longtime Aspen resident, shared his favorite spots.

Patio at the Little Nell/Element 47
Patio at the Little Nell/Element 47

One of Aspen's most famous residents, wine guru Jay Fletcher, knows his way around the posh mountain town. With the sold-out Aspen Food & Wine Classic upon us, we asked the master sommelier to share his go-to spots for each meal and snack and drink during the day and into the evening.

  • A good cup of coffee  Peaches
  • Best breakfast spots:  Main Street Bakery and the Little Nell
  • Quick healthy lunch: Big Wrap - Wild Fig
  • Power or see-and-be-seen lunch spots: Jimmy's Bodega and the Little Nell
  • All around amazing dinner Cache Cache, Matsuhisa, Little Nell
  • Great happy hour Ajax Tavern
  • Awesome burger: The Little Nell, Chefs Club at the St. Regis
  • Best sushi: Matsuhisa and Kenichi
  • A serious steak: Steak House 316, Jimmy's, Pinons
  • Fabulous cocktails: Jimmy's Bodega, Justice Snow
  • Amazing wine selection: The Little Nell, Cache Cache, Ellina, and Pinons