Yes, it is true – Peter Stiegler is retiring.
In news this week, people who understand and love the unique brand of Stiegler’s have purchased the restaurant’s assets and real estate from Peter Stiegler, who after 33 years will be able to rest and enjoy life outside the kitchen a little bit more.
“I was raised in Switzerland and when I came to Jackson I immediately felt at home at Stiegler’s,” said Sasha Leviant, a partner of the new “3535 Alpine Cuisine and Liquor, LLC” known for the restaurant’s address. “My wife grew up in Jackson and we have no plans to change Stiegler’s, only enhance it. Our focus is to keep the great vibe that Peter Stiegler has created going strong,” continued Leviant. Leviant is married to Jeanne Leviant, who was raised locally and is the daughter of Kitty and John Resor.
“At its heart, this is a family-to-family purchase. We recognize that there is a tremendous following both in the valley and around the country, and we want this to remain a place that families keep coming back to and where the staff feel welcomed as they are part of the family,” Leviant added.
Peter Stiegler said, “I am honored that they think this is something special to buy – it honors me that they appreciate it and saw it from a perspective of what we have brought to the community. Because that is what I always wanted it to be here – a place of quality service and food. I hope they create something really true to themselves and go for it. I wish them very good luck.”
“Peter Stiegler has created a restaurant treasure within the Jackson Valley. His love for the “Motherland of Austria” has been carefully carried to Wyoming and nurtured for the rest of us to enjoy,” said Jay Kemmerer Chairman of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. “I am sure the new owners will do a great job and will protect the essence of Peter’s authentic Alpine cuisine.”
“As Peter, who first came to Jackson in 1971 to join his brother Pepi Stiegler who had taken a job at the resort five years earlier as head of the ski school, says, ‘gemutlichkeit – that feeling of good friends, good food, and, of course, good beer.’ Join us at the Copper Bar for long lasting gemutlichkeit,’ Leviant said.