The magic RE:treat offers lies beyond the mountains it calls
home. As founder and chef, the kitchen is where I like to RE:treat and where the magic really happens for me. I think the same goes for my co-founders and fellow RE:treat chefs. When we are not in the RE:treat kitchen
cooking up local flavors for our guests, we are traveling the globe expanding our worldly
palates. Along the way each of us acquires new flavor profiles, techniques, cooking
gadgets, and different perspectives on ways other cultures cultivate health and
wellness into delicious culinary creations. The end result is fusing these
inspirations from afar into local fare for our guests.
When you put a vegan yogi from Austria, an “I’ll try anything as long as it’s well sourced” mate from Australia, and myself, a meat & veggie eating gal from America, there is no shortage of ideas. The one thing we all agree on is keeping it local. Simplicity leaves room to put more flavor of love on the plate.
Since May-be my favorite time of year as everything comes to life and perhaps the bountiful selection of fruits and vegetables that begin to grow/harvest, there is no better feeling than waking up from hibernation, shedding the winter layers and slipping my feet into my favorite pair of flip flops. Oh and cheers to longer days.
While we sharpen the knives and heat the oven to cook what the garden is offering, we welcome you to share your spring inspirations and keep checking back as we do the same. For now, check out my list of favorites.
Julia Child said it best, "Bon Appetit"
-this entry is written by Nicole Nugent, founder & wellness chef, nutrition guide, personal trainer and outdoor adventure enthusiast for RE:treat. You can visit her blog Hunt Gather Nourish.