In early June, Lon Symensma, the exec chef of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, along with his co-sous chef, Jeff Stonebridge, traveled to Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, a two-week journey that all started because of Symensma's affinity for fish sauce -- specifically Red Boat Fish Sauce, made with salte ... More >>
On Tuesday night Lower Downtown was filled with hundreds of revelers, who needed no urging to follow the suggestion of LoDo Bites that they "sip, sample and stroll" their way through one of Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhoods. The restaurants that put out samples for this annual event: Bistro ... More >>
Here's where the pig puns start: Two years ago, at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, five Colorado chefs -- Alex Seidel (Fruition and Fruition Farms); Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food & Wine); Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken); Frank Bonanno (Bonanno Concepts); and Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euc ... More >>
It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... More >>
There are a variety of events on Denver's plate this week, including an excellent lineup of free music at Chipotle's fledgling Cultivate Festival -- a celebration of "food, ideas and music" in City Park this weekend. Here's a taste of the rest of the board:
Cholon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake Street, is commemorating two years in business with a four-course wine dinner tonight.
The Denver Burger Battle amounted to a cook-off of epic proportions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium last night, as chefs from restaurants in Boulder and Denver competed in a fierce competition to raise money for the Kossler Foundation, which distributes funds to local nonprofits. I wa ... More >>
The third annual Denver Burger Battle goes down at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this evening. The popular event is nearly sold out, but there are still some general admission tickets available.
Cholon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake Street, will welcome celebrity chef Angelo Sosa for a special four-course dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight. The cost is $70 per person and includes a signed copy of Sosa's new book, Flavor Exposed.
The Denver FIVE dinner at the Village Cork, 1300 South Pearl Street, sold out over the weekend and there's no waiting list, but there are many other events on the culinary calendar this week, including a visit from a legendary barman tonight. Here's a taste of what's on the menu. (If you know of an ... More >>
Penny Parker may have lost her job at the Denver Post, but she hasn't lost her interest in Sense of Security, a charity that helps breast-cancer patients. Her third annual Evening of Decadent Delights -- a benefit for the charity -- will be at Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, tonight. Dinner will also ... More >>
Penny Parker may have lost her job at the Denver Post, but she hasn't lost her interest in a charity that helps breast-cancer patients -- a charity that will benefit from a fundraiser at Coohills this Tuesday. Here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week:
Two years ago, when I did a Chef and Tell interview with Jeff Osaka, the owner/chef of twelve, I asked him what he'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint. His answer was poignant, straightforward and inclusive: I want more chefs working to build camaraderie. Sure, we want to b ... More >>
It doesn't matter whether you've been naughty or nice this year: When it comes to EatDenver's annual Dining Deck -- a caboodle of 52 gift cards worth $10 each that you can use at dozens of Denver's top food palaces, all members of the EatDenver Independent Restaurant Network -- Santa isn't remotely ... More >>
Lori MidsonCochon 555 chefs Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, Kelly Liken, Alex Seidel, Frank Bonanno and Jennifer Jasinski Lard, have mercy on my soul. To say that I pigged out this weekend is the understatement of the year, and if I was porky before, you should see me now. In fact, I'm fairly ... More >>
Mark MangerJust 24 hours after I returned from Asia, I was craving the cuisine I'd left behind -- and I was particularly hungry for the food stalls of the markets. So I headed straight for ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, where Lon Symensma channeled Cholon, the Chinatown market in Saigon, when he ... More >>