Chef Philip Houses’ Mediterranean Pasta

From the Merry-Go-Round Restaurant at Highlands

Serves Approximately 6


6 Roman style artichoke hearts with stems
3/4 cup feta cheese
12 oz Flat baby leaf spinach
2 tbsp Fresh oregano
24 oz dry Penne pasta
1 Fresh lemon (zested and 1/2 juiced)
1 cup Oven roasted red tomatoes
1/4 cup Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup Ripe spanish olives


1- Saute spinach, roasted tomatoes, olives and artichokes with olive oil, salt & pepper, lemon juice and oregano.
2- Cook pasta according to package instructions
3- Add pasta to vegetables and more salt and pepper if needed
4- Pate and garnish with feta cheese.

About the Restaurant

Best Known For: Healthy, organic daily meals including several vegetarian and vegan options.

Location: Aspen Highlands, at the top of the Exhibition lift

Tell your friends, “Meet me at the Merry-Go-Round!” This convenient quick-bite spot (located midway between the Highland Bowl and the base area) was recently remodeled to have a modern look and feel — and an approach to cuisine to match: Locally grown, organic foods are creatively prepared, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Kids can nosh on yummy (yet healthy) choices from the “Fast Kids” menu.
A cozy fireplace will draw you in to linger for a few more moments of warmth and relaxation, as the bar tempts you with organic and biodynamic wines and coffee drinks made from organic beans.

Look for the Kids Combo symbol next to select menu items at Merry-Go-Round.

All Kids Combo meals come with your choice of two items out of our Kids Cooler. So fuel up and play all day!

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