Our tasting menus are a daily collaboration between our farms, our chefs, and our sommeliers. Please allow us to surprise you with your courses
Herb salad, fennel crème fraiche, almond
Poached cherry, savory bread pudding, fig purée, pistachio, lavender gastrique
Beef, mushroom, spinach, Grana Padano
Lentils, carrot, duxelles, pistachio tarator
Black garbanzo panisse, kimchi, parsnip, turnip, carrot purée
Winter squash hash, fennel, mushroom, beurre blanc
Fingerling potato, Brussels sprouts, pepper stew, mole
Creamy farro, beet, seared greens
Orange, goat cheese, candied walnut, balsamic vinaigrette
Crispy parsnips, pepitas
Alpenbert, almond, sherry vinaigrette
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness
One selection $7; Three selections $14. Served with chef's accompaniments
Cherry-pecan crust, maple-bacon lardon, mascarpone mousse, crème Anglaise
Pistachio frangipane, cilantro-citrus salad, pistachio tarator
Phyllo crisp, apple compote, butterscotch, candied walnut, pomegranate
Cinnamon rice pudding, anise scented Chantilly, Tres Leches, dulce de leche
a selection of featured desserts
There's nothing quite like Champagne. Once that fine mousse of bubbles hits your lips, even ordinary occasions feel transformed into something special. Created on the northern-most edge of viticulture, Champagne is one of the few wines blended across multiple vintages to ensure a consistent style with familiar flavors year after year. Below, you'll find primarily grower Champagne, which is made only by farmers who own their own vines. Not only do we admire their 'farm to bottle' attitude, but they also produce some of the most expressive, exciting bottles of wine available
Chardonnay is the most famous white wine grape in the world, and it's all thanks to the Cote d'Or in eastern France. Inspired by steely and bright Chablis, lush and fruity Mâcon, and mind-bendingly complex Cote de Beaune, vignerons have planted Chardonnay around the globe - but no matter how hard they try, nothing can compare to the original. Whether you drink white Burgundy with seafood, duck or just a straw, Chardonnay never disappoints
Often referred to as 'The Garden of France, ' the Loire Valley stretches from the heart of France to the Atlantic Ocean, providing hardworking French vigerons with countless miles of perfect growing sites. With world-class expressions of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray as well as Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, the Loire is also home to winemakers on the cutting edge of the organic and biodynamic movement. If you're looking for crisp, mineral-driven whites with fresh citrus flavors and mouthwatering acidity, you just found heaven
Situated in the heart of central Europe, Germany and its wines have long endured a clash between reputation and reality - the public perception of its wines being cloyingly sweet and characterless versus the country's focus on site-specific bottling, showcasing the steep slopes of the Mosel or the banks of the Rhein. With over 22% of the country's plantings devoted to Riesling, much of the disconnect between producers and American consumers has left German Rieslings as relative unknowns to the common wine drinker. Driven by its roots in the mosaic soil deposits of Germany's many rivers, Riesling coming from the Mosel, Nahe, Rheingau, and more display a stunning concentration of terroir, as well as a variety of sugar levels that often stun even those who swear they would never enjoy a sweet wine
Too often overlooked as a serious wine-producing country, Austria is finally gaining traction here in the U.S. as a leader in the production of unapologetically aggressive, mineral-focused, zesty wines - namely made from the iconic Grüner Veltliner. Often remembered for its white pepper, vegetal, and crushed stone aromas, those who find love in Veltliner and Austria eventually find comfort in their dry, age-worthy Riesling, Grauburgunder, and even Pinot Noir as well. There may not be anywhere in the world producing as many accessible and terroir-driven wines than Austria today, which might explain why many sommeliers have become such strong advocates for its wines
The concept of 'terroir' in wine is widely misunderstood. But in the most simple way, terroir is every natural factor that makes a certain wine taste a certain way. The vineyard's climate, soil type, aspect and surrounding natural features all play a role in the wine's final taste, and help make that wine special. The concept dates back nearly 1,000 years, when Benedictine and later Cistercian monks noticed that some wines tasted differently when grown in different locations, so they began to catalog which grapes did best and where - eventually giving rise to Burgundy's Grand Cru system. And really, that sense of place in a wine is truly what makes us fall in love all over again. We drink wine to celebrate its differences. The steely, mineral-driven Chardonnay of Chablis. The earthy, barnyard richness of Rioja. The tar and roses of old Nebbiolo. Each unique sip takes us on a journey around the world to where it was created - and back in time to the last evening we had the same wine with friends. Overoaked, over-extracted fruit bombs do very little for us, because that wine could've been made by anyone and just about anywhere. But wines that really show their terroir - that transport you to one special place on the globe with their unforgettable flavors - well, that's why we drink wine in the first place. So that's what we're trying to achieve in these pages. We only offer wines that showcase a clear, flavorful snapshot of exactly where they came from. Wines that could only come from one place. Like our Colorado-centric menu proudly displaying the very best from our state, we want our wines to offer a geniune, delicious trip into the most famous vineyards around the globe
And Other Mediterranean Varietals
The north is dominated by the inky black grape Syrah, showcasing flavors of cracked black pepper, olive, smoked meat, and dark blackberry
In the warm southern region, blends of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Cinsault display jammy red-fruit qualities with scrubby herbs de Provence underneath
Andre Tchelistcheff famously said, 'God made Cabernet, whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir, ' and truer words were never spoken. There's no wine region in the world more maddening, beautiful, expensive, fickle or mind-bendingly delicious than the Cote d'Or. With nearly 2,000 years of wine-growing history, the 'Golden Slope' produces bottles of Pinot Noir that exhibit aromas of sweet red cherry, button mushroom, pencil lead and plenty more. We could spend an entire lifetime exploring the intricacies of Burgundy and still not even come close to mastering the region - but that still won't stop us from trying
After being cast out of Burgundy by Philip the Bold in 1395, the grape Gamay has found the perfect home in the granite soils further south, and producers in the region are creating beautiful examples filled with flavors of fresh red berries, crushed rock and silky smooth tannins
Through the years, Serge Hochar followed in the footsteps of his father, Gaston, who had been producing fantastic wines in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley since the 1920s. As winemakers that believe that a vintage should show itself, they change their blend very little between years, allowing the end result to be an honest expression of the soil and the weather. Musar is always one of our favorites, and we invite you to try something undiscovered and unexpected
To create wines of true expression once in one's life is notable, to do it repeatedly for more than half a century is extraordinary. Monsieur Puffeney might say it's just another day in the office. The humble son of a vineyard worker, in a lesser known region in the far East of France, he prepared his first wines with his father in 1962 on little more than an acre, producing his first labelling in 1964. Now, still only tending to 15 acres, he is know as the bearded face of the Jura. A patriarch, if not a prince, known for both his oxidative Vin Jaune, as well as his earth driven Trousseau and Pinot Noir. The wines of the Jura are widely thought of as acceptable food wines - wines to open at a dinner with friends and quickly forget. Not so with the wines of Michel Gahier, Nicole Deriaux and Jacques Puffeney. Jacques Puffeney sees something in the terroir of this tiny, alpine region that few others think possible, or worthwhile. He believes in the traditions of the region. Sadly, these wines will not be made forever. Jacques announced his retirement after the 2014 vintage. Luckily, his wines are still here, and ready to enjoy with a great meal. These are wines of grace, bright acidity, and unabashed earthy flavors with the potential to age for decades
With over two centuries of governmental oversight, powerhouse varietals like Cabernet and Merlot, plus billions of dollars spent every year around the globe, Bordeaux is positioned as the center of the wine universe. Love it or hate it, even wine novices have heard of names like Margaux, Pauillac and Pomerol - and their astronomically high price tags. But with one sip of these ageable blends showcasing flavors of black cassis, cedar and tobacco from both the left and right banks of the Gironde Estuary, it's a little easier to see what all the fuss is about
With 300 years of constant governmental regulation, the history of Tuscany's wine industry has been a rocky one. From straw-covered 'fiasco' bottles of Chianti flooding the market to headline-grabbing 'Super Tuscans,' the region has had no lack of conflict or drama. But no matter what regulations or scandals may come next, the grape Sangiovese will always remain supreme. Showcasing flavors of bright red cherry, tomato leaf and scrubby Italian herbs, wines made from 'the blood of Jove' will always pair perfectly with rich pasta or game
Lacking the regulations and history of many famous European wine growing regions, the United States is really the epicenter of 'New World' wine making. Compared to Europe's millenial of viticultural history, the U.S. is a relatively new frontier, presenting vignerons a blank canvas to work with. Creativity abounds, new varietals are always being planted, and there's always more to learn. From bright and refreshing Trousseau to deep and brooding Syrah, we encourage you to explore something new from our own backyard
Red wines made in Burgundy, while absolutely delicious, can feel like giving your palate an end-0f-semester exam compared to the lush, juicy versions of Pinot Noir found elsewhere around the globe. A little more hedonisitic in style, New World Pinot almost always shows soft flavors of sweet red cherry, raspberry and strawberry jam with smooth tannins and rich floral notes. Our heart will always belong to Burgundy, but these plush, drinkable examples of Pinot from California and Oregon can sure make us forget about France for a night
The connection here is obvious but important. We're a farm-oriented restaurant. How could we not support these farm-oriented wines? This does not refer to wines with 'farmy' or 'barnyard' tastes, but rather to wines that are made by people who are as careful with the roots of their vines, and the soil they feed from, as they are with the fruit they eventually bestow. Biodynamic farming treats an entire farm as a single living organism. Its goal is to actually improve the health of the land and ecosystem through farming. No chemicals are used at any point, and herbal preparations are used as treatments for the soil. Every important event in the farm's life is scheduled on a biodynamic calendar based on phases of the moon, to fit in with the land's life cycle. Biodynamics results in healthy vines with deeper rootstocks which produce uncommonly expressive grapes with a surprising depth and purity of flavor. A few important biodynamic producers on our wine list are:
Service was outstanding and the food was as well. Great for date night very quiet and the booth / loveseats are perfect. Would highly recommend!
The food at Black Cat is always exceptional - there were 4 of us for dinner this week, and each had a different entree - we were all delighted with our choice. The chef is creative and each dish is interesting.
The chefs tasting menu and wine pairing was incredible! We left full and very satisfied.
Black Cat is simply amazing. Period.
There is really nothing more to say.
Fabulous find in Boulder. Great for the food, drink and patrons!
Fantastic experience. Went for the tasting menu with wine pairings. Expensive ($360 for two with tip) but well worth it. First time I have tried this approach to dining and was impressed enough to want to return in summer when different fresh offerings will be available. Ambiance in restaurant is very nice -- easy to chat. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, giving a nice description of the dishes and reasons certain wines were offered with them without overdoing it. Importantly the staff (including the chef and sommeliers) all seemed to want to be there and be genuinely interested in making sure we had a good experience. As noted above, I'll be back.
One of the best in Boulder, superb tasting menu with wine pairing. Highly recommended
Consistently great food. The Skokans run a top notch restaurant that embraces local, farm to table sustainable food sourcing (many of the foods from their own farm). 5 stars consistently for Black CAt
Very high quality all around experience here. Will definitely return.
The Chef's Tasting Menu was six courses plus a bonus course of pure deliciousness. The wine pairings were fantastic as well!
Quite expensive, but very good. Server was attentive.
Date and early Valentine's dinner. Logan was an excellent and knowledgeable sommalier and the chefs choice 6 course meal was out of this world. Highly recommended.
Lovely food and exceptional service, only negatives are drinking water didn’t taste good and too much wait in between courses but lovely and would probably go again
Eric and his team are amazing. Go try their wine and unique flavors.