The Kitchen Community, aptly named, is just that – not only do they play a large role in the Boulder community and food scene, but they are also building a community. So who is part of this community? Well, people who recognize the importance of great food that outshines the surrounding restaurants and exceeds standards not only in taste, and value, but also through their environmental sustainability and community building efforts.
The Kitchen Community is community focused, you can see it in the non–profit they developed, which creates “Learning Gardens” in schools across America so that kids may be connected with real food and get their hands dirty!
When you sit down and order a unique and seasonal plate for lunch, most likely sourced locally, you can feel good about it. One of their current offerings, the peach and burrata bruschetta, is my new obsession. The flavors meld together unlike anything I’ve had; it’s definitely an experience worth trying rather than reading. The food reflects excellence, not surprising as the chefs studied at renowned culinary institutes. They are constantly coming up with new, delicious tastes while not forgetting about the comfortable classics.
I usually sit at the bar, and am warmly greeted by Willy or Chad who I can count on for high service standards, but it doesn’t matter where you sit because you can expect impeccable service from every member of the staff in every corner of the restaurant.
The best way to get the most out of your dining experience in a place like this is to go through a rotation of menu items. You will always find something surprising, yet satisfying. The Kitchen has truly changed how Boulder does lunch. It’s the perfect backdrop for a lunch with a client, or a casual meet-up with a friend.
No matter who you bring, they will be impressed. The interior design creates a lovely atmosphere that iscreative, light, and airy; a unique, fine dining experience. This is not the place to go if you’re looking for your run-of-the-mill pizza, sandwich, or takeout. Expect more, because they will deliver more. Anticipate your friends, coworkers, and clients – or whomever you bring to The Kitchen – to start demanding gift certificates and making any excuse to go there again.
The founders of The Kitchen met at a restaurant and started small-talking about each others’ accents, and from this relationship sprung this phenomenal restaurant concept. It is scenarios, relationships, and a sense of community like this, that the Kitchen Community strives to foster. You can never expect the unexpected, and because of that, this Community is about discovery and building relationships around good food and people.
In architectural theory, some say the kitchen space is the hearth of the home. At The Kitchen, they would certainly agree that kitchen is a gathering space, and portrays welcome-ness and warmth; all of which is clearly embodied at this 10-year old restaurant.
A good restaurant brings people together and good food unites people. This Boulder gem is your haven to build relationships and have a great conversation over exquisite food that will keep you there for a while. You come for the food, but you stay for the atmosphere and friends.
Their website is as well designed as their restaurant interiors, check it out here and book a reservation!