How Carbondale, CO became a luxurious hot spot

Hint: a former French Laundry chef has something to do with

Jun.June 24, 2018 03:58 PM

Carbondale. (Credit: Pixabay)

It’s human nature to follow our stomachs to greener pastures–an instinct chef Seth O’Donovan banked on when setting up her restaurant in the tiny ranching town of Carbondale.

O’Donovan is known for working at chef Thomas Keller’s three Michelin star restaurant in Napa Valley, The French Laundry. She’s since founded her own restaurant in the seemingly unlikely place of small-town Colorado, according to Bloomberg.

The setting of Cardondale is actually the ideal spot, however, for O’Donovan’s experimental farm-to-table dining experience that could just as likely occur al fresco near an enclosure for horses or in a tree house.

By 2020, O’Donovan plans to turn her restaurant into an eight-room five-star hotel, but until then other culinary greats from nearby Aspen are following her lead and moving to Carbondale. Among them are sushi chef Kenichi Kanada as well as Mladen Todorovic and Kyle Raymond, who are known for their seafood restaurant in Aspen, “Grey Lady.” [Bloomberg]Erin Hudson

Related Articles

An example of roll-off waste management (Credit: YouTube, iStock)

Big building owners prevent city from dumping container-pickup in trash-collection reform

“I can talk about erections all day”: NAR tech consultant’s bizarre fireside chat

30 West 31st Street and 52 West 36th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

South Korean firm snaps up two Midtown hotels for $137M

Council member Vanessa Gibson (Credit: New York City Council)

Commercial landlords face new fines as City Council passes anti-harassment bill

Brookfield Property Group CEO Brian Kingston and 652 11th Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Brookfield drops $83M on Hell’s Kitchen hotel

As House begins impeachment inquiry, here’s what we know about Trump’s Ukraine-real estate ties

Embattled Prodigy Network CEO Rodrigo Niño to step down

The Watchtower building at 25 Columbia Heights, CIM Group’s Shaul Kuba (right) and LIVWRK’s Asher Abehsera (Credit: Wikipedia, CIM Group, and LinkedIn)

JPMorgan leads $335M refi for CIM and LIVWRK’s Watchtower renovation