When you were looking at homes for sale in Boulder, Co., date night was not one of the priorities on your list. But it’s now six months later, the house is unpacked, the kids are settling in and you haven’t had a moment to do anything together since you began looking at Boulder, Colorado real estate.
Fortunately, you have moved to a very active, romantic, couple-oriented city. The variety of things to do is only limited to your imagination.
No kids and no work this weekend. It may be time to have some adult interaction.
Before you head out to the theater, concert or to go dancing, have dinner at one of Boulder’s excellent restaurants. Below we have listed just a few.
Black Cat is notable not just as one of Boulder’s top romantic restaurants, but one of the top 100 in America according to OpenTable. Opened in 2006, Black Cat is located at 1964 13th Street, in Boulder. Chef Eric Skokan and his wife Jill wanted to deliver “Front Range Cuisine, an expression of the forests, fields and mountains unique to Colorado.” Appetizers of arancini, Italian rice balls with prosciutto and pesto or the past of the day, main dishes including pork loin and lamb shank, and dessert of flourless chocolate cake or financier, an small apple and pistachio cake served with caramel and Chantilly, will make your mouth water. Daily pairing menus and ingredients from the Black Cat Organic Farm will have you coming back for more.
Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef Hosea Rosenberg’s farm to table restaurant will require a reservation. Blackbelly Market offers seasonal, pasture raised, exceptional ingredients from local ranches and farms and breads from Grateful Bread and Breadworks. From a Wagyu Beef Rueben, hand cut in the attached butcher shop, to the whole Colorado Native Rotisserie Chicken basted with herb butter, the mouthwatering, award winning dishes are a casual but sophisticated dining experience. Enjoy a local Boulder Cider, Colorado Cosmo, or glass of wine to cap off the meal.
Bramble & Hare
Chef Eric opened Bramble & Hare in 2012, a farmhouse kitchen and pub. With simple pub style cuisine and family style meals it’s located just down the street from Black Cat at 1970 13th Street, the fare consists of Bangers & Mash, lamb burgers, Farm “Caesar” salad and their famous mac and cheese. As with the Cat, most ingredients come from the Skokan 425 acre farm, including the rye, and wheat which they grind themselves. The farm also hosts an array of vegetarian fed and holistically cared for sheep, pigs, chickens and other animals.
If you’re feeling hip and sophisticated, Corrida at 1023 Walnut Street #400 in the Pearl West Building is a Basque-inspired restaurant, run by Chef Amos Watts and “beverage pro” Bryan Dayton. Offering ham croquettes, steak, tapas and meatloaf (yes meatloaf) Corrida is a great place to sit by a fire pit and sip a gin and tonic from the tableside cart.
Ending the Day
Movies, concerts and a variety of events are hosted throughout the year in downtown Boulder. Take a short drive to the University of Colorado for a night at the Fiske Planetarium, or enjoy a concert in the park.
If dancing is your ideal way to end the night, Conor O’Neill’s offers classic rock, Lord of the Dance and Bluegrass. The Attic offers karaoke, pool and dancing and Round Midnight is the place for acid jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, Latin, and reggae with no cover charge.
However, you choose to end your day, you’ll be happy to get home, alone, together. Most of the restaurants will need a reservation so call and put that date on your calendar. Why not go ahead and schedule four dates?
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