Happy 40th to the Flagstaff House

Iconic Boulder restaurant celebrates a landmark birthday on Sunday

In the evening, we can see the twinkling lights of the Flagstaff House from our back deck — especially in winter when the leaves are off the trees. We know that wonderful food is being served there. We have dined at the Flagstaff House with friends and family, and I have also been there for private events as well. Every experience has combined fine food, impeccable service and splendid with incomparable view. On Sunday, October 16, this landmark restaurant celebrates its 40th anniversary with a culinary gala.

The Flagstaff House celebrates its 40th this weekend, but in truth, every evening at the Flagstaff House is a special occasion.

Mark Monette, son of the the restaurant’s founder Don Monette, is the top toque who will orchestrate a fabulous feast with the collusion of an all-star cast of Boulder chefs — Corey Buck of John’s Restaurant (and a Flagstaff House aumn). Dave Query of Big Red F Restaurants, Jon Platt of Q’s at the Boulderado and the new Riff’s Urban Fare, Eric Skokan of the Black Cat Bistro, Jim Cohen of The Empire Lounge and Restaurant and Pizzeria da Lupo, Nao-san and Maki-san of Sushi Zanmai , Tony Hessel of The Mediterranean and Brasserie TenTen, Radek Cerny of L’Atelier, Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine and Bradford Heap of SALT Bistro and Colterra. This list was updated on Friday morning, October 14, and might be even more current that the Flagstaff House’s website.

Mark Monette’s  dapper and courtly brother, Scott, will see that everything in the front of the house runs smoothly. And founding Father Don Monette will undoubtedly be on hand as well. Imagine in this event: Passed hors d’oeuvre. Small plates. A multi-course dinner. Fine beverages. Birthday cake baked by Linda Monette and live entertainment after the dinner. During the evening, a silent auction to benefit Boulder’ Davis Phinney Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease as is founder and champion bicyle racer Davis Phinney, who will speak at the gala. I understand stome places are still available, and I wish this stellar event were within our budget. The price is $125 per person and reservations are required; call 303-442-4640. On Sunday evening, we’ll go out on the deck, raise a glass to the fantastic Flagstaff House and its landmark anniversary and toast many more.

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2 thoughts on “Happy 40th to the Flagstaff House”

  1. Todd and I have been to Flagstaff House only once, but it was a memorable experience. The only thing I didn’t like about the place was that we felt a bit squeezed in at a small table. I remember we have a gift certificate for over $100, and we spent at least twice that much. Which may be the reason we haven’t been back.

  2. The Flagstaff House certainly is not your average “let’s run out for a bite” restaurant. But for a special occasion, it has few equals and no betters. Keep it in mind for next summer, when the patio opens again. It serves more moderately priced items for an early-evening treat. Not Pearl Street happy hour prices, to be sure, but not excessive either for a really lovely experience.

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