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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today is ‘Food Day’

National initiative to promote healthy and sustainable food. Having recently attended both the Chefs Collaborative Summit and the Flatirons Food Film Festival (films + panels), it seems as if every day is Food Day in Colorado — at least in Boulder. But beyond the bubble, today is officially Food Day founded by the Center for […]