Aspen Grille celebrates student veterans with American Legion Auxiliary Dec. 6 and 7

Pie, left, On Rustic BackgroundStaff members of the Aspen Grille have planned a special menu to celebrate student veterans with the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 7. Together, they’ve developed a three-course meal with the help of historic ALA cookbooks dating back to the 1940’s.

The meal will be $13 and includes one non-alcoholic beverage. For the first course, guests will enjoy hot cross buns and split pea soup. This will be followed by a choice of two entrees: Beef Roulade with Southern Style Scalloped Potatoes and Cauliflower, or Stuffed Green Peppers with Orzo and Cherry Tomato Pasta. Diners will finish with “No Bake” Peanut Butter Pie for dessert. Reservations are recommended.

What is the Aspen Grille?

The Aspen Grille serves fresh, local, American bistro cuisine with an updated menu each semester that features seasonal produce. The restaurant also keeps fan favorites such as the Ramburger, BLTA, and Cobb Salad on the menu year-round, and is a member of the U.S. nonprofit Green Restaurant Association that provides certification for restaurants to become more environmentally responsible.

The Aspen Grille serves as a hands-on student laboratory for the Hospitality Management program in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, while providing an exceptional dining option to the campus and community. Students who work in the Aspen Grille are usually part of the HM program, although the class is open to any major. The program provides students with experience in food and lodging operations.

How do I get there?

The Aspen Grille is located on the top floor of the LSC, through the University Club, in room 388. Seating is limited, so making a reservation is recommended, especially when Aspen Grille is serving a special. For same-day reservations, call the Aspen Grille from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at (970) 491-7006. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Open every week Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., diners are encouraged to take a peek at their menu for this semester and join the Aspen Grille staff at this upscale, high-quality restaurant with reasonable prices. The Aspen Grille will be closing for the semester on Dec. 7, and will reopen in the spring.

The Hospitality Management program is in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.