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    Tubing Boulder Creek

    Alec Schuler of Arugula and Tangerine

    Alec Schuler of Arugula and TangerineChef/proprietor Alec Schuler was born and raised in the suburbs of New York by immigrant European parents and went on to study at CU Boulder.

    He became captivated by restaurants and the food scene when he started bussing tables as a teenager. In his late twenties Alec enrolled at Manhattan’s nutrition oriented Natural Gourmet Institute and fell even more in love with creating food and putting flavors together.

    His nutrition-oriented culinary training, culinary passions and lifestyle all come through on the innovative menus he creates at his award-winning restaurants — Arugula and Tangerine.

    My Perfect Day in Boulder:
    • Wake up to the Boulder sunshine and start my day with a meditation and some Qigong.
    • Then head to Tangerine for the perfect Concious Coffee cappuccino along with our famous trout-and-apple Benedict.
    • Gather my wife and four sons and take everyone for a stroll and some people-watching at the Boulder Farmers Market or on the Pearl Street Mall.
    • Next stop: Alfalfa’s Market, where we grab a healthy assortment of foods for a picnic lunch.
    • Load up the truck and head to the local mountains, into Boulder Canyon towards Nederland with a stop in the beginning to dip our feet (or whole body if it’s mid-summer!) in the creek.
    • Pick some apples and wild peas, if in season.
    • We take advantage of the great outdoor lifestyle that Boulder offers with a hike or a mountain bike ride in the vicinity of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.
    • Finish the day at my restaurant, Arugula, with the daily chef’s tasting menu (paired with wines), featuring whatever is in season from Boulder’s local farms, or enjoy a wine pairing event (if it's a weeknight) led by a local wine expert.