Leigh Sullivan, a long-time promoter of Denver’s dining scene, has assembled another group of five fantastic local chefs to showcase what the Mile High City has to offer, The Denver FIVE, which brings together talented local chefs to represent the city’s culinary scene on a national level, has announced the class of 2013: Matt Selby of Corner House, Kevin Morrison of Pinche Tacos, Sean Yontz of El Diablo and Sketch, Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room, and Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall.Selby, formerly of Vesta Dipping Grill when he was originally one-fifth of the FIVE, recently opened the Corner House. New are Kevin Morrison of Pinche Tacos; Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall and and Sean Yontz, whose credentials include Tamayo, Tambien, Mezcal and most recently El Diablo, a roster of fine Mexican restaurants in Denver. Jonathan Greschler of Old Major leads the wine program for the 2013 events.
Each month, one of the chefs will host a FIVE at FIVE dinner at his restaurant.The kick-off event will be on April 22 at El Diablo. Ian Kleinman, who has a catering business and is not tethered to a particular restaurant. will be up on May 20 with a location to be determined. Matt Selby will host at Corner House on July 15, Kevin Morrison’ Pinche Tacos will be next on August 18. Jorel Pierces will close the Denver season at Euclid Hall on October 21. In June, the group will cook at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and on September 12, they will again head to New York City to roll out dinner at the James Beard House.