The Man Behind the Meals

By: S.W. Kirch Where does a chef go on his day off?  If you’ve ever been to Aspen’s French Alpine Bistro – Crêperie du Village, you know that its charm is hard to beat.  So, even though there are numerous other fine restaurants in Aspen, aka the “Manhattan of the Mountains”, after many attempts at … Continue reading “The Man Behind the Meals”

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What Is Fine About Dining?

We’ve all been there…to go or not to go – that’s the ultimate question.  Is it worth the effort to get ready (i.e.- put on more than the bare minimum), make a commitment to friends or family (eating alone is an option, but never seems quite as good as sharing a meal), and pay money … Continue reading “What Is Fine About Dining?”

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Testimonials

“Reflections on my event experience at the Creperie can only be expressed in the superlatives. I could wax-lyrical all day about the sexy candlelit French ambience, your superior staff and service level, the cuisine, the sensitive and intuitive way the event management team accommodated my eccentricities, and so much more.  What made this so special … Continue reading “Testimonials”

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From Board Rooms to Our Chalet, Come Play!

French Alpine Bistro: The Ultimate Work Reward by S.W.Kirch Twenty-four hours in a single day, and just how many of them are spent at work?  For many people, more time is spent with colleagues than with spouses, children, or friends.  As a result, many partnerships actually do start or flourish at the workplace. This is … Continue reading “From Board Rooms to Our Chalet, Come Play!”

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What Really Matters

Relationships have many forms: friendships, families, and co-workers; keeping these bonds healthy is the ultimate key to happiness and satisfaction in life.

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Are you American?

by: S.W. Kirch   Starting, June 27th,  the Aspen Music Festival will examine what it means to be American through the lenses of different composers and poets.  What do you think? We mulled the question over, as well as asked one person: Karin Derly, The French Alpine Bistro – Crêperie du Village restaurant co-owner and … Continue reading “Are you American?”

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Oh, Crêpe!

by S.W.Kirch Accidents happen. And that – according to folklore – is exactly how the first crêpe came to be. Sometime during the 12th century A.D., in the rocky outcroppings of northern France, known as Brittany, a housewife spilled some porridge onto the hot surface of her kitchen hearth. Instead of wasting the result, she … Continue reading “Oh, Crêpe!”

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Truffle Heaven

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the 18th century French gourmand, once referred to truffles as the “diamonds of the kitchen,” and for centuries the world has agreed. What are truffles? Truffles are treasured culinary gemsand part of the mushroom family. They grow and draw nutrients from the roots of trees and develop their musky flavor and distinctive … Continue reading “Truffle Heaven”

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WHY THE FRENCH STAY SLIM

“We sit down and eat for pleasure, using all of our senses,”- Mireille Guiliano, author of the bestselling book ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’. The French Focus on Pleasure It all comes down to balance. By maintaining a diet where you eat nourishing foods, while also allowing yourself to indulge, you avoid a state of … Continue reading “WHY THE FRENCH STAY SLIM”

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