Oscar Carrasco, Chef de Cuisine



Ajax Tavern’s Chef de Cuisine Oscar Carrasco started his career in the kitchen learning at his mother’s side. Originally from southern Honduras, Oscar moved to join his family in Aspen in 2005. After graduating from the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute, he continued his culinary education on the job alongside famous names like Todd English at the St. Regis Aspen. He then worked in well-known Aspen establishments like Dish Restaurant, Tempranillo in nearby Basalt and Casa Tua, before taking over the helm at Ajax Tavern.
Oscar believes the best food comes from cooks who are feeling personally invested in the menu and spends the majority of his on the line, encouraging his team to make every dish palate perfect. He and his team have enhanced the popular menu with a few new items, such as the Cauliflower Gratin and Salmon Nicoise, and focus on featuring seasonal produce as much as possible. Outside of work Oscar still spends time in the kitchen, cooking for family and friends, and personally enjoys exploring the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine.

Contact

685 E DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

diningreservations@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6334

Hours

Ajax Tavern is closed, reopening on Friday, June 12

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fall colors in aspen
Autumn Adventures
Cool temperatures, fewer people and vibrant fall foliage set the ideal atmosphere for an Autumn Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters or elevate your perspective with an Off-Road Tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.
Guests enjoy dinner and a movie on Ajax Tavern's patio at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Dinner + A Movie
Join us every Friday night for dinner and a movie on the Ajax patio. Sit on the patio and order off the Ajax menu or reserve a picnic blanket and basket with Veuve Clicquot, plus fried chicken, sides and dessert.
Ajax Tavern features live bluegrass music on the patio every weekend in the summer.
Live Bluegrass Music
Gather your friends and family and join us Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6 pm on Ajax Tavern's sunny, mountainside patio for live Bluegrass music.


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