Boulder’s Best Cuisine On Full Display
If you are currently enrolled in culinary schools in Colorado, you might already know that the foodie scene in Boulder is becoming one of the best in the West. Unlike other United States cities , much of the dining scene in Boulder is focused around farm-to-table creations and casual fare that is simple and elegant.
The Guardian – a well-respected European source for all things travel and food – recently highlighted some of the best eateries in this charming mountain town. If you are a burgeoning cook in a chef school in Colorado, make sure to check out one or more of these places for quality dining experience and inspiration.
Shaman’s Bake Shoppe
Boulder residents have a knack for community togetherness, and it is front and center at Shaman’s. Many of the ingredients used for pies, cakes and hot beverages, and even the art on the walls, are from local products or members of the Boulder community.
Drop in here for a dessert, lunch, snack or coffee – it’s well worth it and you will be supporting the local community.
This Pearl Street restaurant offers fresh Colorado lamb, seasonal ingredients and tasting menus that range from $50 to $70 – and for a James Beard recipient, these prices are actually a bargain. Much of the food here is Italian-inspired, and reflects a warm and inviting atmosphere – perfect for a new chef to check out. Check out the award-winning wine list that pairs perfectly with your dinner.
Craving a burger and fries? Oak is another Pearl Street hotspot highlighted in the Guardian. The seasonal menu prepares classical bar fare with an innovative twist and even makes its own root beer in house. Whether you just want to grab a drink or snack with friends, or enjoy a five-course meal, Oak will not leave you disappointed.
One of the claims to fame in the foodie scene in Boulder is The Kitchen, which has recently opened a new location in Fort Collins, according to the Denver Post. Although there is also a Denver location, The Kitchen got its start in Boulder and has always been a community bistro with artisanal food in a laid-back atmosphere. The chefs dub the restaurant a “community bistro” that features seasonal Colorado ingredients.
The Kitchen even hosts community nights on Mondays that feature four-course dinners. The best part? The profits are then donated to help cultivate community gardens. The restaurant’s philosophy toward food has certainly taken off, as the restaurant family continues to grow and thrive.
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