Acclaimed duo open pop-up restaurant
BY JEN MURPHY — Winter 2019
fter two seasons of wild success with their East Hampton, N.Y., pop-up, EMP Summer House, the duo behind New York’s acclaimed Eleven Madison Park has fired up a temporary kitchen in Aspen. At press time, EMP Winter House was set to take up residence at Chefs Club at the St. Regis on Dec. 15 and stay open through April 6. Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara use these seasonal pop-ups to put a casual twist on their flagship restaurant’s three-Michelin-star food and service. Summer House was known for its lobster boils and takeaway fried chicken picnics. In Aspen, expect a menu of hearty Alpine classics — a nod to Chef Humm’s Swiss roots — and haute spiked cocoa. In addition to the 90-seat dining room, eight stylish yurts with fur throws are available for private bookings, as well as après cocktails and snacks. A 250-plus-bottle wine list complements dishes such as truffle-spiked fondue. Desserts include Humm’s take on the Mont Blanc, a mound of chestnut puree piled on meringue rounds and topped with whipped cream. The pop-up’s a partnership with American Express, so you can only pay for your meal with an American Express card. empwinterhouse.com — J.M.
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