MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
PRINCETON CLUB RESTAURANT.
The perfect Colorado dining experience is at The Princeton Club Restaurant at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, near Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado. Treat yourself with a savory dining experience at the Princeton Club, conveniently located in the Lodge. Fresh ingredients, local produce, and organic offerings are used whenever possible.
The renaissance continues at The Princeton Club restaurant! Director of Food & Beverage Operations Matthew Roberts has breathed new life into the food service offerings around the campus. Executive Chef Melanie Coleman is at the helm of the Princeton Club kitchen which now offers menu selections for a wide range of diners. In addition to the main restaurant the resort will soon offer fresh grab and go items at the newly remodeled Princeton Market and will be offering family friendly chuck wagon BBQ meals, for another dinner option, on weekend evenings! Please dine with us as Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort gains speed towards other exciting expansions that are scheduled for summer 2016 and beyond!
7:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
There is no better way to start your day than with one of our hearty breakfast entrees. Choose from traditional items such as pancakes or eggs, spicy South of the Border, or freshly made breads and pastries.
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
From soups and fresh salads to an enticing array of unique entrees, our lunch menu is sure to pique your appetite. Dine inside or ienjoy the incredible views of the Chalk Cliffs and the surrounding 14,000′ peaks.
2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Enjoy a cocktail on our deck overlooking the Collegiate Peaks and Chalk Creek Canyon, or dine in the beautiful and cozy restaurant. Unique and tasteful daily features served alongside seasonal cuisine, creating a satisfying dining experience.
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Burgers until 10:00pm)
Paired with a generous selection of fine wines, we offer gourmet, hearty entrees featuring the best Colorado products available. Save room for a scrumptious dessert!
THE CULINARY TEAM.
Melanie J. Coleman
Executive Chef Melanie J. Coleman is the culinary backbone of the Princeton Club’s restaurant’s new upscale dinner theme. Chef Coleman has honed her skills as a professional culinarian over the past two decades with cooking experiences ranging from comfortable family style restaurants to fine dining in the elite Vail Valley. Chef Coleman has captured success in making eye-popping displays of color and character in her plate presentations and she continues to pursue the quest for the perfect plate! Prior to joining the Mt. Princeton culinary team Chef Coleman refined her skills in Colorado mountain foodie-favorite restaurants of La Tour Restaurant , in Vail, The Laughing Ladies Restaurant, in Salida, and most recently the historic Twin Lakes Inn. Off the clock Melanie loves animals of all shapes and sizes! She also loves music, disc golf and the occasional extra day off!
Chef de Cuisine Joshua Melhorn
Chef de Cuisine Joshua Melhorn brings over a decade of culinary experience to the Princeton Club restaurant kitchen. Originally from Georgia…Chef Melhorn has followed his culinary path from the American south to the high country of the Colorado Rockies with stops in the Smokey Mountains as well as Yellowstone National Park. Prior to arriving at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Josh was able to hone his craft at the Maroon Belles Ritz Carlton private residences near Aspen.
Chef Brett Boren heads up the banquet kitchen at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. In the past four years he has provided thousands of meals, literally, to the resorts special events guests and countless wedding couples. Chef Brett takes great pride in preparing delicious meals while pushing himself to continually refine his craft and knowledge. A Colorado native, and Buena Vista resident for 15 years, Brett likes fishing, hunting, rock hounding in his personal time.
Pastry Chef Victor Marquette Christian
Pastry Chef Victor Marquette Christian is proud to bring a beautiful world of desserts and baked goods to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. As a 1999 graduate of Johnson & Wales University Victor is very knowledgeable in pastry design for all occasions while specializing in the discipline of custom wedding cakes. As a personal “measuring stick” Chef Christian would consider it a success if every resort guest happily gained five pounds, from pastry alone, during their stay at the Hot Springs! In his personal time Vic enjoys skiing, road biking & tennis
Matthew A. Halk
Princeton Club Restaurant Manager
Matthew has well over a decade of professional experience in food service and hospitality, in addition to a lifetime’s passion for food, drink, and celebration reaching back to his earliest childhood memories. His service is characterized by an attentive warmth and friendliness. He strives to anticipate and accommodate guests’ every need, making each meal a memorable experience. Matthew draws on his experience at The Boulder-Dushanbe Tea House, in Boulder, CO; The Buccaneer Resort, in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; and is a familiar face to the many locals he has served in various restaurants in Chaffee County over the past decade.
When he isn’t facilitating custom crafted dining experiences for guests of The Princeton Club Restaurant, Matthew tends to his Mountain Hawk Family Farm with his wife, Haven, and four children. Additionally he serves the surrounding community as Captain of Station 2 for Chaffee County Fire Protection District. Matthew is also an accomplished triathlete, ultra-runner, and most recently world championship pack burro racer.