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Pyramid Bistro

User Reviews

John Talbott

Paris/Baltimore

August 10, 2011
At lunch the next day, bear with me, this is a long story, we ate at the newly redone resto at the Explore bookstore, now named the Pyramid, whose chef is Martin Oswald and whose Odyssey was beautifully chronicled by that keen cultural correspondent, Stewart Oksenhorn, of the Aspen Times, December 12th, 2010. Oswald, Austrian-born, worked with Wolfgang Puck at Postrio where he was impressed by Puck's cooking everything from scratch, including 20 breads and 20 sausages. And after a stint at the marvelous sweet Basil, worked 15 years at Syzygy (our best meal of the summer of 2009)and Ute City (our best meal of last summer). Now he's here, with a lighter, more veggie-oriented but not preciously vegetarian menu. Colette ordered the soup of the day, a very fine gaspacho, which came with slices of nut bread (thank you Wolfie) and pesto and I had what was advertised as kale crunchies, which tasted all the world like kale flavored chips, but were the real thing, with a cashew crust and ginger-soy dipping sauce and "breakfast radishes" never in my life! Seconds were Colette's fine quinoa fruit salad and two adequate (meaning big) pieces of roasted (nothing is grilled or fried here which I learned from Oksenhorn and the chef who was being interviewed by an "important food critic" who sure hadn't done her homework, in back of us) halibut and veggies with avocado, radishes and a kiwi-tomato salsa. Too much food for me, but very inventive. Colette finished with a carrot cake, berry sorbet and strawberries. Our bill with a bottle of Malbec, no bottled water but 2 espressi was $89.45 for two before tip.

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foodfan

Aspen

January 26, 2011
Wonderful! So happy to be able to eat at Explore again, and I wasn't disappointed! The sweet potato lasagna was delicious - loaded with veggies and flavor. They bake their own bread that is so great that I went back the next day to buy a loaf to take home. Please support this locally operated restaurant! You'll be so glad you did.

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kelly

aspen

January 13, 2011
YUMMY! Healthy, delicious food. The goat cheese salad was tasty. The curry squash soup was much better than I anticipated from the description, I would definitely order it again. The shrimp pasta with sun dried tomato was very good- pasta was obviously fresh. Love the "vegi" juice (kale, bok choi, cucumber). Refreshing and filling food. Can't beat the location- EXPLORE BOOKSELLERS- coolest bookstore ever.

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Evan

Dallas

January 12, 2011
Delicious! Great service! Loved the carrot apple juice, curry squash soup, spinach salad and the pasta special! Fresh, local, organic, healthy and tasty!

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aspenlover

houston

January 8, 2011
The veggie burger is inedible. The restaurant is new, so hopefully they can improve, and fast. I loved (and used to waitress) at Explore bistro But Pyramid is a dissapointment so far. Pretentious ("this is Our take on ketchup"), out-of-stock (no lemonade, black tea, limeade) (the choice of beverages is limited to water or berry tea),...very dissapointing meal.

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