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1515 Restaurant (at 1515 Market Street) has just announced a changing of the guard. Olav Peterson (formerly executive chef at Bella Ristorante) and Ben Alandt have signed on as chef and sous chef, respectively. Menu changes are in the works as well, with new summer selections on tap. 1515 also picked up an Award of Excellence this year from Wine Spectator for its globe-trotting 150-bottle list.

The Swan at the Inverness Hotel also has some fresh blood in the kitchen, with a new chef and a new dinner menu. The chef, Eric Scuiller, is one of only about 200 chefs in the world to receive the title of Maître Cuisinier de France, and his ambitious menu (which is heavily French, but with a little Colorado thrown in for color) seems like a fine showcase for those master-chef credentials. Look for buffalo carpaccio, roasted capon breast with wild boar bacon mousseline and a cassoulet of Texas snails with chervil Pernod butter.

I didn't make it to Brewery Bar II for last week's green-chile roundup, but I've been assured the place is a classic. And come this December, you'll be able to savor its green in another location, the Brewery Bar III, bringing some bite to the 'burbs at 9228 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. (The original was in the old Tivoli brewery, now the Auraria student union.) For nearly fifty years, Brewery Bar II has been dishing up the verde at 150 Kalamath Street, where the kitchen went through 10,000 gallons of green chile, eighteen tons of prime pork and almost 37,000 pounds of cheese last year.

Location Info


T-Wa Inn

555 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Southwest Denver

Despite its more upscale surroundings, the menu won't change a bit in the new location (with the exception of desserts being added to the lineup), and Brewery manager Doug Lundstrom assures me that Brewery Bar III is "just going to be new, but not different." Transferring that hole-in-the-wall charm to the new place could be tough -- it's roughly three times the size of the Kalamath outpost -- but to ensure a continuity in food and service, some staff from Brewery Bar II will be moving to the new spot.

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