Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro opened its doors in 2006. Founded by Chef Eric Skokan and his wife, Jill, it is named after its “lucky” location on 13th street in Downtown Boulder. A small neighborhood bistro, the Black Cat serves as Chef Eric’s incubator for the developing Front Range Cuisine, an expression of the forests, fields and mountains unique to Colorado.
To that end, Eric and Jill created the 130-acre, Certified Organic, Black Cat Farm that now supplies the bounty of the restaurants, a booth at the Boulder Farmers' market, and CSA's. They raise vegetables, Tunis & Karakul sheep, Mulefoot pigs, heritage chickens and turkeys, and Toulouse geese.
The Black Cat team also forages wild fruit and produce (like mushrooms, junipier and wild plums) that root the restaurant's cuisine in the flavors unique to the Front range.
The restaurant’s cuisine is simply an expression of the land and the season. As such, Black Cat's menu changes every day.
In 2012, Jill and Eric opened Bramble & Hare ~ farmhouse kitchen and pub next door to Black Cat as a way to expand their Farm to Table, Colorado Front Range cuisine in a more casual setting.