During a recent visit to the lovely St. Regis Aspen in the Colorado Rockies, the hotel’s signature restaurant Trecento Quindici Decano wasn’t yet open for the season, although Chef David Viviano and his staff were already onsite to prepare. They were also kind enough to host a cooking class on a snowy afternoon in the restaurant’s kitchen.
Chef is pleasant and easy to converse with, telling about his time at St. Regis Princeville, and about how much his family likes living in Aspen. He also shares a little of the St. Regis brand messaging: Trecento Quindici Decano is Italian for 315 Dean, the address of the hotel. It’s a St. Regis brand standard to promote the address of the hotel as the “best in town”. The dining room itself is certainly befitting the address, done up in a fanciful mix of comforting woodland tones with some purple and pink accents that perhaps suggest ideas of fire and ice higher up the nearby mountain slope.
Chef goes on to tell about how the resort makes some parts of the meal interactive for families. Younger guests can make their own pizza or design their own sugar cookie which bakes while their parents wait for their own meal. The restaurant is open from 7 AM to 2 PM daily, reopening for dinner at 6 until 10 Sunday through Thursday; until 11 Friday and Saturday. Reservations are suggested by calling (970) 429-9644.