DECEMBER 10, 2006

Skip the turkey, Skip the ham, Click on Chef Mark Monette's Lamb

Chef Mark Monette of Boulder's Four Star Flagstaff House Restaurant creates an online Colorado lamb feast that will turn an ordinary holiday meal into something extraordinary. Available online and delivered fresh to families everywhere!

Boulder, CO - Following the sell-out popularity of its online Thanksgiving meal, the award-winning Flagstaff House Restaurant is now offering online a freshly prepared Colorado lamb feast for four to be enjoyed by home chefs and foodies alike this holiday season.

Chef Monette, whose online culinary creations have been featured on Food Network's "Road Tasted" with Jamie and Bobby Deen (sons of Paula Deen) as well as NBC, has put together a complete online "soup-to-nuts" Colorado lamb holiday dinner that fine dining fans coast-to-coast can enjoy this year.

"Since our online Thanksgiving Dinner was so popular and sold out quickly, we wanted to offer one of our most popular entrees for people to enjoy in their homes this Christmas," said Mark Monette, Executive Chef and Partner of the Flagstaff House Restaurant. "Our Colorado lamb, and the unique way we prepare it, is the perfect holiday meal with its elegance, versatility and its mild, delicious flavor. Combined with our sides and dessert, this feast for four will turn the average holiday meal something truly special."

Chef Monette's Colorado Holiday Lamb Dinner for Four

· Chef Monette presents a first course of lobster soup. Fresh lobsters are roasted then simmered to bring out the full flavor. Asian influences of lime leaf, lemon grass and coconut milk accent the lobster providing a full-flavored appetizer. Ready to heat and serve.

· The main course is a trifecta of tender Colorado lamb: (1) Full Rack of Lamb that has been crusted with Dijon mustard and rosemary bread crumbs--ready for roasting, (2) Lamb Loin that is fully trimmed, marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh rosemary and garlic--ready to cook, and (3) a fully prepared lamb shank, seasoned and cooked to perfection in the Flagstaff House kitchen. Just heat and serve.

· This holiday season, Chef Monette is sharing a Flagstaff House specialty, Italian Heirloom Polenta. Ready to add milk, heat and serve.

· A hearty serving of Ratatouille vegetables is ready to warm the soul on cold December days. Ready to heat and serve.

· Rounding out the holiday dinner is a rewarding French almond cake, ready to heat and serve, served with Meyer's rum eggnog anglais.

To ensure adequate quantities are available for delivery in advance of the Christmas holiday, orders must be placed no later than Monday, December 18, 2006, online at www.shopflagstaffhouse.com <http://www.shopflagstaffhouse.com/> or by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-4640.

Cost for the complete hand-crafted dinner for four is $248 plus tax and overnight shipping. Customers are welcome to pick up the holiday meal at the restaurant if desired.

All orders to be shipped will be sent fresh and by overnight delivery on Wednesday, December 20 2006 to arrive on Thursday, December 21, in advance of Christmas. Orders to be picked up will be available after 3:00 p.m. on December 20, 2006.
Available while supply lasts.

ABOUT Chef Mark Monette
Chef Monette's culinary experience includes creating dishes for several Four Star restaurants in New York City and various Michelin Three Star restaurants in France and the Orient, where he trained with several master chefs, including Bernard Hermman and Thomas Keller.

Chef Monette became Executive Chef and Partner of the Flagstaff House in 1985 and has been responsible for the restaurant's culinary delights ever since. His unique style of cooking incorporates French American cuisine with Asian accents.

While at the Flagstaff House, Chef Monette has had the opportunity to prepare a special menu for the Emperor and Empress of Japan, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, as well as the Prime Minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, and his foreign ministers. The restaurant has also hosted many dinners for notable culinary dignitaries including Paul Bocuse, Angela Gaja, and Robert Mondavi.

About The Flagstaff House Restaurant

Celebrating 35 years, the Flagstaff House Restaurant has been providing award-winning mountainside dining with inspiring views of Boulder and the Front Range. Owned by the Monette Family since 1971, the Flagstaff House has one of the largest wine collections in Colorado, with more than 20,000 bottles and 3,000 selections.

Starting in 1983, the Flagstaff House has won the prestigious Grand Award each year from Wine Spectator magazine, signifying the Flagstaff House as one of the top restaurants in the world. Other prestigious awards include the Mobil Four Star Award, the AAA Four Diamond Award and the DiRoNA Award. In 2004, the Flagstaff House became the first Colorado restaurant to be inducted into Nation's Restaurant News' Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Bon Appetit magazine recently named the Flagstaff House among its "Top 10 Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots" nationwide. The Flagstaff House was also recently featured on a new Food Network series called "Road Tasted," that is hosted by Jamie and Bobby Deen, sons of celebrity chef Paula Deen (see www.foodnetwork.com for details).

web-site: www.flagstaffhouse.com

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