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It’s officially off-season in Colorado resort towns, which means tables are available at hotspots such as Aspen’s D19. At the four-year-old Italian restaurant, chef Dena Marino melds Old World with New World, producing knockout dishes like the savory proscuitto di Parma zeppole.
These airy rosemary fritters arrive fresh from the frier, piled with prosciutto and grated Parmesan Reggiano, and lightly drizzled with truffle oil. The popular dish works as an appetizer, or it can serve as a light meal when paired with a salad. The best seat in the house–any time of year–is at the bar.
D19, 305 S. Mill St., Aspen, 970-925-6019
Parallel 15, 400 E. Hyman St., Aspen, 970-309-6883
Hickory House, 730 Main St., Aspen, 970-925-2313