With shimmering deadliness,
Flexible and adaptable, give way,
Fray into a panorama of mosaic lines,
Or stand on one’s own accord.
Do not hide: refract and reflect,
Intensify that which one magnifies,
Be ice, be strong in fragility,
be pierced and reformed.
Susceptible to the seasons,
thaw, reform, and crystallize,
Be clear, clarifying.
Allow yourself to be at the mercy of natural cycles,
Grow something bright in a season of death.
Speak only in the drip
of the sun. △
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Hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Saturday. We’re getting bundled up and about to head down to the Cafe for waffles with our guests visiting from California. There’s nothing like sugary waffles and warm coffee to kick off a weekend with friends. We’re so thankful for the success of Alpine Modern Cafe and the amazing staff …
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October 18, 2016
We debut our new monthly guest roasters program with a revered household name from Sweden
September 16, 2016
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June 25, 2016
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December 15, 2016
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October 14, 2016
“The mountains speak in an unlearned language that I love.”
January 29, 2016
A morning at home with a simple bowl of toasted oats and nuts.
June 12, 2016
A delicate side dish with morels poached in beurre monte
March 8, 2017
After traveling the world for a year, our new executive chef brings Nordic-alpine flavors and tales from around the globe to the kitchen at Boulder’s Alpine Modern Café
March 13, 2017
With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café
December 30, 2016
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December 17, 2016
Our interior design contributor Jennifer Rhode spends the weekend creating sweet modern architecture with her kids.
September 15, 2016
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September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
January 9, 2017
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December 6, 2016
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