One of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park, arrives in Aspen next month for a winter-long pop-up event. EMP Winter House will start serving Swiss fondue and schnitzel on December 15 at The St. Regis Aspen Resort. The pop-up will continue through April 6 in the resort’s swanky Chefs Club dining room. Reservations open for the first month and a half on November 15.
EMP Winter House’s menu is based on its chef Daniel Humm’s Swiss roots, offering hearty soups, fondue to share, chicken and veal schnitzels, and chestnut cream Mont Blancs for dessert. Diners who can swing it can stop by daily for a more casual après ski service or nightly for dinner. Some splurge items include a black truffle tart ($55), sole meunier ($75), caviar ($130), and dry-aged ribeye steak ($175). Oh, and dinner can only be reserved and paid for with American Express, EMP’s partner in the event.
Among the après cocktails, which can also be enjoyed in the hotel’s “yurt village,” are thermoses of mulled wine, chocolate tequila shot skis, and the dignified Gentleman’s Exchange with rye, vermouth, Suze, amaro, and cold brew. There are classic drinks, too, like Chivas 12-year egg nog; and “Fresh Tracks” such as the Genever, maple, and ginger V.O.C.
For those not so familiar with EMP, its flagship in New York is a three Michelin-starred restaurant that currently sits at No. 4 on the World’s 50 Best list. Chef Daniel Humm and business partner Will Guidara also have NoMad hotels in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. For the past two summers, they’ve popped up in the Hamptons with an EMP Summer House. The Aspen restaurant will be their first winter foray.
Happy Monday; here are the menus.