Chef C. Barclay Dodge has spent the last thirty years traveling to exotic places from North Africa, Spain, South East Asia, Central America, Australia and all over Sub-Saharan Africa. The flavors & cultures of his travels have always intrigued him and he finds himself heavily delving into the markets and restaurants (white tablecloth and street food) wherever he may be. Working in Michelin starred restaurants in Spain and New York are also where he draws immense inspiration. Since opening Bosq in Spring of 2016, Chef Dodge has truly honed his style, pulling from his relationships with local biodynamic farms and from his love of foraging deep in the valley forest. Together with his team of extremely driven chefs, the cuisine of Bosq is just that…Bosq Cuisine. It is our belief that collaborating with these farmers and the wild products, we grasp flavor at its highest level, one that is symbiotic with our environment. Cooking with what lives and grows in our backyard is what drives Bosq. We strive to always create an experience that will leave you craving the bold flavors of Aspen. Originally from Aspen, Chef Dodge developed a great reputation and clientele and the community is always curious as to what is next for the talented chef.
What do you love most about Your City?
The nature, mountains and wilderness that surrounds Aspen is what I love the most. Also, having the clientele who appreciates cuisine on a high level, and who appreciates what BOSQ is creating as a kitchen and restaurant as a whole.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
A fried egg sandwich with mayo and squeeze of lemon is by far my favorite thing to eat in the morning (if I eat at all).
I travel a few times a year and have had the fortune to dine at amazing restaurants around the world, making this is a difficult question to answer, if I had to pick one it would be Quintonil in Mexico City.
If I had the luxury to pick more, they would be: Zuni (San Francisco), El Cellar de can Roca (Sant Celoni, Spain), Fishing with Dynamite (Manhattan Beach, CA), Estela (New York), Taqueria al Fogon (Playa del Carmen, MX, Mr Wong’s (Sydney, AU)……….
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Letting the dog out and having a macchiato in the dark
10:00 AM – Either skiing or in the kitchen
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
A double espresso while standing over my cutting board prepping for dinner service
7:00 PM - In the thick of dinner service
11:00 PM – Just leaving work
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
To get through the day, it would be espresso (I lose count). At the end of the day, a Manhattan (just one…usually).
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Most used app is Ski Tracker.
Favorite Instagram account is anything to do with food, be it foraging, farming, restaurants, chefs, etc… I don’t have a favorite, I have a hundred favorites.
What should everyone try at least once?
Live and work in a foreign country.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In the woods with my dog foraging for BOSQ.