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

ajaxtavern@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6334

Hours

11:30 AM - 10 PM

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7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival
Celebrate Labor Day at Ajax Tavern's annual oyster fest, featuring a raw bar, BBQ favorites, wine and beer, live music, dancing and more! $5 of every ticket price + raffle proceeds will benefit Youth Entity, a local non-profit that engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.
aspen summer adventures
Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
summer prix fixe
Summer Prix Fixe Menu
To showcase the bounty from our new gardens at Rock Bottom Ranch, for a limited time, enjoy a $69 menu featuring your choice of three courses at element 47.


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