The Egg Shell will close at 5 p.m. today to make way for Mels kitchen alumni Goose Sorensen (Solera), Tyler Wiard, Cory Treadway and Aniedra Nichols (Elways Cherry Creek), Edgar Martinez (the kitchen manager of the Egg Shell and a thirteen-year Mels veteran) and more all of whom will join together to prepare a multi-course dinner, the proceeds of which will benefit Judis House, a local nonprofit that assists grieving kids dealing with the death of a family member. Janie and I hugely miss Mels, the food, the staff and our wonderful patrons, so when Peggy [Bevan], the owner of the Egg Shell, suggested her space and a charitable component, we jumped at the chance, says Mel. This is one way Janie and I can give something back to the Denver community that was so generous to us over the years. The dinner, which includes wines and several Mels classics his vaunted roasted chicken and blue-cheese wedge among them is $60 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. To make reservations, call 303-322-1601.
Mon., March 28, 6 p.m., 2011