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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 […]

Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Coming Up: Two Celebrations of French Wine

Beaujolais and Burgundy this weekend. The 16th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.in the McNichols Building in Denver’s Civic Center Park. The annual fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce is a French-themed event featuring 20 of Denver’s best restaurants pairing their cuisine with fine […]

Eater.com's Denver Awards

Eater.com’s Denver Awards

Foodie website’s local winners. Eater.com 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 […]

Bacon and Beer Fest is Back

Bacon and Beer Fest is Back

Third annual combo of popular beverage & popular meat. The weather this weekend invites all but the hardiest of snow-lovers to indoors. How about the third Denver Bacon and Beer Festival on Sunday, November 16 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.? The event at The Curtis features area restaurants and breweries offering creative bacon-based dishes and fine brew, with proceeds benefiting Metro […]

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 […]

Frasca On Another “Best” List

Thrillist lists the country’s 21 top Italian restaurant. There seems to be no end to the honors heaped upon Boulder’ sublimed Frasca Food and Wine. The latest is Thrillist.com’s selection of “The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America.” It is one of the few restaurants the is not on a coast — in our small college […]