Aspen Snowmass introduces a new Italian restaurant located at 10,620 ft. at the top of Sam’s Knob on Snowmass. The new restaurant, dually named Sam’s, is replacing Sam’s Smokehouse with a modern Italian concept that will offer diners sweeping views of the Elk Mountains as well as a sophisticated but lively food experience. The $2.5 million remodel aims to accentuate the natural landscape of the surrounding peaks while pulling in a light and bright modern feel with touch points such as an open bar area, live-action kitchen, fireplace with relaxed seating and a stylish deck. An added slipper room will greet diners with the option to remove ski boots and slip into a pair of comfy slippers. The sit-down lunch service will emphasize a shared dining experience that begins with antipasti platters such as prosciutto di parma and burratta with Sicilian caponata followed by pastas and entrees such as rigatoni bolognese and the can’t miss rotating traditional Sicilian style pizza. Pasta will be made in-house daily as well as the restaurant’s artisanal bread and a flywheel prosciutto slicer will perfectly cut the restaurant’s cured meats. Sam’s mindfully purchased and purveyed food menu will be accompanied by a curated wine list and signature cocktails such as the Negroni Spritz. Quick-serve and grab-and-go breakfast options will be available daily beginning at 9 a.m. as well as a coffee bar with choices such as espresso, latte and cappuccino. The new restaurant will debut November 2019.
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