There are so many wonderful places to go out to eat in Northern Colorado so it takes a while to get to all of them. However, Ginger and Baker is a must go…soon and then again.
Today I met a good friend for lunch at Ginger and Baker in Old Town Fort Collins. I am truly in love with this amazing venue! Ginger and Baker is much more than a typical restaurant. It offers a little bit of everything and spares no expense.
For lunch we ate at The Cafe and it was wonderful. I am so excited to go back and continue to explore the menu. I was in the mood for a good old fashion Hamburger with bacon and a side of fries…of course. My friend had a Rueben and we ended the meal with a piece of homemade pie. I usually do not have a glass of wine with lunch but I did this time. Our meal was perfect, the service was delightful, and the decor was very inviting. I love the way the large glass doors open onto the patio. This allows for an outside feeling even when one would like to sit inside.
Ginger and Baker is located on the corner of Linden and Willow in the 100 year old Feed Mill. Back in the day it provided farmers, ranchers, and residence with supplies, an area together, and a place to share stories. Today the building has taken on a new, refreshed roll in our area…however, it still provides us with food, a place to gather, and tell our stories. The building is beautiful, welcoming, and extremely well done in a fashion that honors its history. There is a seamless blend between the old architecture with the brick walls and the new, blending the two is not easy…the design of this building is a gem.
The building is divided into multiple areas that are all separate but work together as one large gathering space with options for all.
The Cache is located on the second floor. It offers a fine dining experience with large windows to enjoy the view. The entrees are expensive gourmet meals. The menu is based on Colorado Fine Dining with choices from Bison, Fish, Steak, local products, and more. There is a full bar in the area with an extensive cocktail and wine offering. It is a great place to celebrate something special.
Also located on the second floor is The Rooftop where cocktails and small plates are offered for all to enjoy. The Rooftop boost beautiful views and is a high style sports bar with multiple seating options, TV’s, and includes a fire pit area for our cool Colorado Evenings.
One the main level The Cafe focuses on farm to fork American Classics. The design includes a full bar, a patio, and indoor seating. This is where we had our lunch. I really can not say enough…it was a wonderful afternoon.
Next to The Cafe on the main level is The Market and Bakery Shop. Where one can drop in, grab a quick bit to eat, coffee, and a gift to go.
The options continue with a Teaching Kitchen where they offer multiple cooking classes on various types of cuisine, cocktails, and crafts. Sounds like the perfect ladies night out or date night. Next, there are multiple event spaces for private parties which include The Wine Seller and The Mill Top banquet area.
Finally, if this is not enough…They have The Popsicle Window where people can get a cold treat for themselves and a cold treat for their furry friends…so cute, who would of thought.
I personally rate this as AWESOME and can not wait to go again.