Hugo MathesonBorn in England, Hugo worked with Ruth Rodgers, Rose Gray, and Jamie Oliver before making his way to Boulder and becoming executive chef and co-owner of The Kitchen.  Hugo is committed to sourcing local and quality ingredients and The Kitchen is a national leader in sustainability. The New York Times, Food & Wine, James Beard Foundation, and Wine Spectator, have all recognized the Kitchen's efforts.

My Perfect Day in Boulder

  • Rise early and start with a morning walk, enjoying the morning's quietness and light. One of my favorites is the Flagstaff Mountain trailhead that begins at the top of University Avenue (at 5th Street).
  • Afterwards, stop by The Cup and order a cappuccino from Tye. He puts great images on top of hot chocolates!  If you're hungry, order a breakfast bagel with their spicy jalapeño cream cheese.
  • Visit McGuckins Hardware. It's one of my favorite stores and my mother from England likes it too. They have everything you could possibly need and the best old school service that is so hard to find nowadays.
  • Float down Boulder Creek on an inner tube. Start at the west end of Eben G. Fine
    and float all the way to 55th Street. Make sure you have somebody to pick you up as it's a long walk home.
  • Buy a tamale at the Boulder Farmers' Market and sit on the grass and watch the Boulder locals. Then, walk into the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) that is right next to the farmers' market.
  • After a busy day, a little pampering is always a necessity.  Have a massage at one of Boulder's spas or give a little love to your hands and feet at Ten20. Or, maybe a nap.
  • Have dinner on a local farm with Meadowlark Farm Dinners. This requires a little planning, but dinner in the field with fresh produce, the farmer and 30 other people is a wonderful experience.