Labor Day food-focused festival in Denver produces winners.
I was in Vienna when the 31st annual Taste of Colorado started, was traveling on a series of airplanes when it shifted into high gear on Saturday and since I just got home that evening (yesterday), not inclined so insert my jet-lagged self into the tumult and crowds into the final two days of this events. But if you are in Denver, looking for some diversion, I recommend it. So head over to Civic Center Park though Labor Day and enjoy yourself.
In addition to standard festival fun (carnival food, vendors, entertainment and more), a restaurant row features some of Colorado’s favorite food establishments offer tastings and demos, and a “Best of Taste” competition was held.
I don’t know the rules or the judges, but the following restaurants have been named the 2014 Best of Taste honorees:
Best Menu/Taste. 1. Little India 2. Tocabe 3. Tie- Mountain Diner and Rocks Grill
Best Value. 1. Rodizio Grill 2. Tocabe 3. Little India
Most Unique. 1. Rocks Grill 2. Little City Chefs 3. Tocabe
Best Décor. 1. Gigi’s Cupcakes 2. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 3. Spice Island Grill
Best of Taste Fine Dining winners:
Best Menu/Taste. Randolph’s Restaurant
Best Value. La Cour Bistro & Bar
Most Unique. Randolph’s Restaurant
Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.