Each chef (plus assistants) set out tasting portions of two dishes. Here, Relish Catering's Bill Miner presents house-made duck Mortadella sausage on a toasted seed cracker topped with cranberry puree and apple-fennel relish.

Denver International Winefest’s Winning Chefs

Best Chef, Most Creative Chef & People’s Choice selected. Once again, it was my privilege and my pleasure to be a judge at last night’s Pairsine chef competition component at the 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival.  Each competing chef was given two gold medal-winning wines from the wine competition several months ago and charged with […]'s Denver Awards’s Denver Awards

Foodie website’s local winners. names a host of national award winners and all local winners in the cities it covers — one of which is Denver. No person or place from the Mile High City once again made it onto the national list, but we do have local winners to celebrate. They are: Restaurant of the Year […]

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

The 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival takes place this week. Three highlight events are a four-course winemaker’s, the Taste of Elegance/Pairsine competition and the Grand Tasting. The chef dinner featuring Stellenbosch wines from South Africa takes place on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meritage Restaurant in the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, conveniently […]

Bradford Heap to Open Seafood Resto on Pearl

Pasta Vino space being renovated for unnamed restaurant. I don’t usually post news about restaurant closings and upcoming openings (Westword does a great job keeping track), but for some reason, I felt compelled to write about Pasta Vino’s sudden closing a few weeks ago. Now comes the news that chef/restaurateur Bradford Heap, owner of adjacent SALT […]

New Cookbook from '5280' Magazine

New Cookbook from ‘5280’ Magazine

Somehow, 5280‘s food editor Amanda M. Faison managed to find time to edit a cookbook — not a trivial undertaking. Not surprisingly called 5280: The Cookbook and subtitled “Recipes for your kitchen from Denver and Boulder’s most celebrated chefs,” the recently published book is sure to appear on every local cook’s shelf. Amanda is at the Tattered […]

Sarto's Tailor-Made for Denver Foodies

Sarto’s Tailor-Made for Denver Foodies

Brilliant new Jefferson Park restaurant is latest west of I-25. As soon as I received the invitation to a food sampling at Sarto’s, I knew I’d like it. Brian Laird, who spent a decade or so at the estimable Barolo Grill, is the man behind the food. And I liked being there as soon as […]

The cheese case. Elsewhere are the salumi and dessert cases.

Morsels at Mercantile

Small plates shine at Seidel’s ultra-cool Union Station eatery & market. When we have theater tickets in Denver, we usually drive from Boulder, park in a garage and grab a bite somewhere near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Yesterday, we decided to be greener and took the bus, giving us an opportunity to try a […]