Rootstalk cafe is pictured in December 2020 together Principal Avenue in Breckenridge. The new eatery won Ideal Cafe in Breckenridge in the yearly Best of Summit contest.
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Rootstalk, a Breckenridge cafe that opened in December 2020, rapidly obtained recognition with Summit Higher College graduate and former Denver executive chef Matt Vawter at the helm.

The cafe characteristics seasonal menus, and in the spring, it introduced a tasting menu that Vawter mentioned has been perfectly-received between inhabitants and visitors. When he opened the cafe, Vawter said he required Rootstalk to function high-quality eating menu possibilities devoid of experience stuffy.

“I want this to be a location that is regarded for great hospitality, fantastic food and just a collecting location for locals and travellers alike,” Vawter said in December 2020. “I uncovered how to cook in this county. … I’m thrilled to bring what I’ve realized around the past 13 a long time back to my hometown and share it with the individuals I grew up with.”

Rootstalk opened at a point in the pandemic when businesses could provide customers only by out of doors eating or takeout, and while some braved the Breckenridge wintertime and sat outside, Vawter reported there was no searching again the moment the cafe was allowed to provide indoors.

“It’s been a actually pleasurable summer time hence significantly,” Vawter stated in September. “We’re nevertheless escalating into this room and making an attempt to do better each and every day.”

Rootstalk, 207 N. Key St. in Breckenridge, focuses on the apres-ski crowd from 4-5 p.m. right before meal from 4 p.m. to closing time, which depends on how active the cafe is. Vawter noted that Rootstalk typically normally takes reservations until finally 9:30 p.m. in the course of the chaotic seasons in town.

The cafe making, which was a home in the late 1800s, characteristics a cellar dining home that was added when Rootstalk moved in for an interactive working experience with chefs, as diners can see the cooking approach when seated downstairs.

“Everyone’s been pushing challenging,” Vawter mentioned. “We’re all just targeted on seeking to complete improved.”

Rootstalk served seasonal highlights like tomato salad, gazpacho and cheesecake above the summer months in the restaurant’s sixth iteration of its menu. This wintertime, the menu characteristics typical things like French onion soup, braised rabbit and seared duck breast.

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