The Know / Denver Post: From s’mores to swimming holes, 12 oh-so Colorado ways to recreate the summer camp experience as an adult


The Know / Denver Post: From s’mores to swimming holes, 12 oh-so Colorado ways to recreate the summer camp experience as an adult

The Know / Denver Post: From s’mores to swimming holes, 12 oh-so Colorado ways to recreate the summer camp experience as an adult

“S’mores are indisputably delicious (find me someone who doesn’t like s’mores, I dare you) and lots of Colorado restaurants and bars are doing “grown-up” versions of s’mores, like boozy cocktails and elaborate desserts. One that we especially like can be found at Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant, perched high atop Flagstaff Mountain with views looking out over Boulder.

There, executive chef Chris Royster really amps up the drama with a s’mores flambé. He makes a graham cracker blondie, smothers it with a roasted marshmallow and marshmallow ice cream, then covers the whole concoction with a chilled chocolate dome. He pumps smoke inside the dome before delivering the dish to your table, where he pours rum over the top and sets it on fire. The heated rum melts the chocolate dome and releases the smoke, completing the campfire experience. You’ll probably sit there in awe for a few seconds before greedily digging in. Just be sure to wipe the melted chocolate off your face before you get up to leave.

The restaurant is open at limited capacity (with tables placed more than 6 feet apart) and is encouraging guests to make reservations ahead of time.”

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