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 >>
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 >>
On Monday, May 11, Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, will offer a wine dinner with Steve Lewis of Giuliana Imports presenting the wines of Bodegas Muga. Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey will be on hand, and chef/co-owner Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson will cook a four-course seasonal menu ... 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 >>
It was a rough year for Colorado chefs (and writers) in this year's James Beard awards. The finalists were announced this morning -- and our white jackets just got spanked. A handful of Coloradans had made the semi-finalists list. Frank Bonanno (above) got tapped for Best Restaurateur. Yasmin ... 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, found ... More >>
Denver's food scene may not be as big as San Francisco's or New York's, but it isn't bad. In fact, it's the perfect match between intimacy and variety. And its size provides plenty of opportunities to get close not just to our restaurants, but to the specialty food shops around town. Culinary Co ... More >>
Cut to the quick.
A visit to Mr. Wizard.
Theres a magician in this kitchen: Ian Kleinman, a real food wizard.
Employees bail out of Nine75 and Ocean.
WaterCourse is a growing concern.
Make a List
Chef and Tell
The Write Stuff
Culinary Institute of Smoke-Cooking
Six months and $20,000 later, student chefs prepare the meal of a lifetime.
An innovative welfare-to-work program feeds the restaurant business.
Chef pays homage to "Food in the Movies," and we don't mean popcorn and Junior Mints
Chef Michael Degenhart brings a Zen-like clarity to Rue Cler's french cuisine.
Mmm, Mmm, Good Guy