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Aspen Grille features CSU alum and new Chef Garrett Overlee, special menu for limited time

November 21, 2011

The Aspen Grille, Lory Student Center, and the hospitality management program is featuring a special menu by Chef Garrett Overlee, the new chef instructor at the Aspen Grille Restaurant.

Chef OverleeOverlee will prepare a special menu on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2 as his introduction to the CSU campus.

Overlee graduated from the CSU restaurant and resort management program (now hospitality management) in 2005. He then expanded his education graduating from Johnson and Wales University with an in culinary science. He has put both degrees to good use as the sous chef at the former Stone House Grill in Fort Collins and as the director of catering at the Brown Palace in Denver. He returned to Fort Collins in 2010 as the chef de cuisine at the Beach House.

Overlee joined the LSC/Aspen Grille partnership in early September and has fast become an integral part of the operation as the chef/instructor. 


First Course
Creamy Shrimp Bisque garnished with a sautéed ginger and garlic gulf prawn and smoked chili oil

Second Course
Braised Buffalo Barbacoa Enchiladas.  Colorado buffalo grilled and braised with Mexican chiles and spices then served in warm corn tortillas.  Topped with a savory pumpkin and red chile puree and finished with Colorado goat cheese.

Third Course
Warm bread pudding topped with Crème Anglaise and fresh berries.

$13.45  Non-alcoholic beverage included.

The Aspen Grille regular menu will not be served. Please call for reservations at 970-491-7006 Tuesdays through Friday between 10 a.m and 2 p.m.

Contact: Gretchen Gerding
Phone: 970.491.5182