Denver's plate is loaded with activities for kids and adults alike, ranging from classes where little chefs can learn professional skills to the big event of the week, the Big Eat. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary menu.... See also: Pizza and beer: A match made in heaven -- or som ... More >>
Kris Padalino Bittersweet 500 East Alameda Avenue 303-942-0320 bittersweetdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Kris Padalino, pastry chef at Bittersweet; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Kris Padalino never envisioned herself as a pastry chef. Sure, she grew up in a big Italian ... More >>
Forget Top Chef. Safeway's Next Chef Competition is looking for local talent, and there's not a moment to waste, since the deadline is March 7. So fire up your skillet (yes, that's an intrinsic part of the project) as you read the contest announcement:
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... More >>
The wine will be flowing this week, at events ranging from Grand Junction's VinCO 2011 to the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. But there's more on Colorado's culinary plate this week: everything from workshops, to dry-sausage and hog-slaughtering events. Here's a taste:
Tomorrow's Rollin' Sushi workshop at the Seasoned Chef Cooking School is one of several culinary classes this week; other mouth-watering events include a tequila dinner at El Diablo and a beer-tasting fundraiser at the E Project. Here's a taste of what's to come:
Want to stir things up in 2011? There are plenty of cooking classes, parties, special dinners and festivals to help you keep (or kill) whatever resolutions you've made. Here's a taste of what's on Colorado's culinary calendar:
A Flickr photoThis week, on top of the usual wine dinners and cooking classes, there are classes on preserving your summer harvest, the continuation of Empire Lounge & Restaurant's Jim & Julia Dinner Series, and much more. Here's a sampling of what's on the culinary calendar menu:
A Flickr photo.This week, both Terroir and Duo are cooking outside their kitchens for various dinners, Twisted Pine celebrates its birthday -- and much more, including classes and dinners for every palate. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, July 12: The City of Aurora offers a kids' co ... More >>
It's funny to watch the evolution of a restaurant scene from the inside; to track, over time, how the pieces all come together. The first thing any burgeoning scene needs is a solid groundwork of excellent restaurants and pretty good restaurants. A few is not enough. There needs to be a cri ... More >>
Yesterday I kicked off "Staffing Up," with some free advice for how Mark & Isabella can get its act together. But the idea doesn't have to be confined to restaurants that need a swift, motivating kick in the ass; reading through these blog posts for the last few days, I realize that we can a ... More >>
Lori MidsonLoHi SteakBar exec chef Sean KellyThis is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Sean Kelly, exec chef of LoHi SteakBar. You can read part one of Midson's interview with Kelly here. Ten words to describe you: Husband, father, cook, dedicated, extreme, blessed, impossible, critic ... More >>
Actress Meryl Streep as "Julia Child" in the new film, Julie and JuliaTo celebrate the release of Julie & Julia, the new flick about beloved American chef Julia Child and Julie Powell, the tenacious food blogger who conquered all the recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the ... More >>
Photo by Lori MidsonThe tattooed knuckles of Vesta Dipping Grill executive chef Matt SelbyDuring the Taste of the Nation, the July 19 charity event that Matt Selby chef-chaired, he turned to me and uttered one word: "Wow." He was awestruck by the size of the crowd, but also by something else: ... More >>
Jason Rogers has signed on as head chef of Oskar Blues, where he's overseeing a complete kitchen renovation of the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew brewpub in Lyons, and will then run the kitchen at the soon-to-open Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids in Longmont. "The moment I met Jason I knew he ... More >>
Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, at 1937 Market Street, will kick off its tenth anniversary celebration with a series of ten-minute cooking demonstrations (audience participation and sampling absolutely encouraged), followed by a cook-off between four finalists, ... More >>
What's cooking? Mise en Place Cooking School, at 1801 Wynkoop Street #175, is hosting the kick off of LiveWell Colorado's five-year plan to end obesity in Colorado today. At 9:30 a.m., Dr. Collins, the "Cooking Cardiologist," will offer a cooking demonstration, followed by speakers at 10 a.m. For mo ... More >>
Baking isn't easy a mile above sea level, but you should be able to rise to the occasion after taking "Baking Fundamentals," a six-week series whose first session runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Kitchen Table Cooking School in the Landmark project in Greenwood Village. Tuition is $55 for t ... More >>
At 6:30 p.m. tonight, the Lab at Belmar kicks off the latest round of Taste Test, a series that "investigates the foods that we eat through a combination of history, science, anthropology and culinary arts," according to the Lab's Sarah Skeen. First up: "Taste Test: Chocolate," William Poole, founde ... More >>
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