Entries by Chef Chad

Random Thoughts and Acts of Kindness

Hey folks, Cosmo is reopening next week. We’ve been listening to you and we know it’s expensive to eat out, so…we’re bringing back happy hour for one month, at a time that works for you: 5-6pm every day. We can’t do it all summer, even though we’d love to do just that. Here’s why: It […]

Comfort Food

Hello Cosmonauts!   It’s off season…thank goodness. What does that mean for me?  It means we get to experiment and we can do comfort food items. When the Cosmo is busy, we simply do not have the time we have now to try new things. So, what’s new? Our duck dumplings. I make fresh dough, […]

This COVID Thing

Hi all, I know we are all so, so tired of this COVID thing. And, it’s still not over…in fact our town has seen a spread of the Delta Variant this week. So, to keep you and our staff safe we want you to know what we are doing. All staff are now wearing face […]


Employee Housing + Healthcare

Hi Cosmo friends. Just wanted to keep you up to date on stuff I’m doing to help retain the really great people you have come to know and love at Cosmo. The pandemic has made some things become even more difficult for employees—healthcare and housing…so, here’s what we are doing to help alleviate this dire […]

Porcini Heavenliness

Hi All! Chad here. Just finished a brief, but bountiful foraging for porcini mushrooms this past weekend. See photo at left. Let’s all pray for more rain, because we need it…not just for finding more mushrooms. You know I’m not going to divulge my super-secret mushroom spots. But, it’s easier to just visit Cosmo for […]

Funny little video

Hi All! Chad here. The Cosmo will be closed (thank goodness as we really haven’t closed for 2 years) from April 4 thru May 13, opening May 14.  We will rest, lick our wounds and come back fresh. Looking back on things this past year, all restaurants have gone thru the “Covid washing machine”…. we […]

Celebrating 25 years in Telluride

Hi All! Lots of news: Cosmo’s “backyard” is re-opened for the winter! (I know, it is really the “front yard”, but it sounds better). We have fire pit tables, heaters, lights…it’s a daily party. Thank you to Mountain Village (land owners), Town of Telluride and the construction crew that built our new deck in 4 days. […]

For Our Soup Lovers…

Hey Soup Lovers!!!! Chad here. This subject is a deep subject to me as a 61-year-old chef. Quick story: I went to the Culinary Institute of America in 1981. Craig Claiborne was a famous food writer and restaurant critic in those days. One of his quotes that I will never forget was that the way he chose which […]

“Jonesing” for a little sense of normality

Hi Folks, Chad here with a Cosmo update: I have been listening to requests and the “family style” food is what people wanted the most. We have rolled out 8 proteins that are enough food for 2 people and you can add to these to make them feed 3, 4, 5, etc. These proteins do not […]