Executive chef and partner Mark Monette was only 10 when his dad, Don Monette, founded the Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. By age 14 Mark was bussing tables at the restaurant. Mark's love of cooking and passion for fine cuisine took him to several four star restaurants in New York City and to various Michelin Three Star restaurants in France and the Orient where he worked with several master chefs, including Bernard Hermman and Thomas Keller. Mark returned home in 1985 to become Executive Chef of the Flagstaff House and has been responsible for the restaurant's culinary delights ever since.
My Perfect Day In Boulder
- Run (or hike) the Mesa Trail — The trail goes through the forest along the base of the Flatirons from Chautauqua to Eldorado Springs. It is 6.5 miles long each way and is hilly.
- Before your run or hike, visit Boulder Breadworks and pick up goodies. Eat your food on the trail or back at Chautauqua Park for a picnic.
- Get a massage at Boulder Sports Medicine.
- Have cocktails on the Flagstaff House terrace followed by our Chef's Tasting Dinner paired with wine.