Some cuisines are easier to pair with beers than others. Mom's brisket, for instance, works really well with a big stout, while a platter of garlicky mussels is going to play nicely off a Belgian saison. IPAs work with fried pub fare, like onion rings and fish 'n' chips, while spicy Mexican food is ... More >>
A few months ago, during the merry month of May, Elise Wiggins, exec chef of Panzano, took some time away from her downtown Italian restaurant to do a stagisti with Dario Cecchini, the rock star butcher who's made an international name for himself in the diminutive town of Panzano, in Italy's Chiant ... More >>
Denver's top female chefs cooked up a storm last night at Temple Emanuel, the stamping grounds for WomenCook, an annual benefit for Work Options for Women, a local non-profit that provides hands-on cooking instruction to disadvantaged women who have hopes of working in the food industry.
Hundreds ... More >>
Peyton Manning has good taste in restaurants -- and plenty of cash to cover the tabs, given his $95 million deal with the Denver Broncos. And this past weekend, he was already out hitting a few of the town's hot spots.
On Friday night, he was sighted at Panzano, the Italian restaurant at the Hotel ... More >>
"Every season the bar gets higher, every season it means more to be the one on top -- do you have what it takes to be the next TOP CHEF?" So begins the wording on the Bravo website, taunting cookers from around the country to audition for the tenth season of Top Chef, which, if you believe the rumor ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>
501 16th Street
This is part two of my interview. Part one of my interview with Eric Uffelmann, exec chef of Marlowe's, ran yesterday.
How do you handle customer complaints -- and what should customers do when they're ... More >>
The digs at Panzano.Sitting at Edge in the Four Seasons for this week's review, I contemplated the notion that you can visit a city and never see anything but your international luxury hotel's version of it. Unfortunately, that's what a lot of hotel restaurants bank on -- that you'll be stuck ... More >>
3516 South Elati Street
This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday.
Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>
We know you're all gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival -- and what better way to start your marathon training than with various Oktoberfest events? That and much more are happening in the food scene this week; here's a taste of what else is on the menu:
Pulled pork with basil pesto, pickled red cipollini onions on brioche by Tyler Wiard at Elway's. The original Elway's hosted the annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge last night, when sixteen of Denver's top chefs competed to make the best slider.
The winner? Troy Guard of TAG and TAG | RAW Ba ... More >>
Whether you're more excited about getting your grub on circa April 20 -- the worldwide official day celebrating all things cannabinoid -- or April 22, Earth Day, there are plenty of food-related events taking place around town. Here's what's on the menu:
Lori Midson Pleased to meat you!On Saturday, Il Mondo Vecchio's Mark DeNittis, Denver's high priest of salumi (and the newest member of FIVE), ushered a half dozen meat-heads into his laboratory, as part of a whole hog hoedown that exposed voyeurs to a 190-pound, Blue Butt beast that sacrifi ... More >>
Restaurant Kevin Taylor is Zagat's top-ranked Denver hotel restaurantIf you're the kind of traveler that books trips around gastronomic endeavors, you might want to take a look at Zagat's top-ranked hotel restaurants in 25 cities. Based on the survey, those spots are the ones that will allow ... More >>
650 Sherman Street
This is part two of Lori Midson's chat session with Mike Adams, executive chef of Racines. Part one of that Chef and Tell interview ran yesterday.
Favorite restaurant in America: The Trout House, on t ... More >>
Our culinary calendar is a day late this week -- but the events herein are certainly not a dollar short. Keep reading to learn about the Denver International Wine Festival, cooking classes, A Taste for Life and much more. Here's what's on the menu:
"I'm really, really passionate about food, and we have so many food events in Denver that fly under the radar that I wanted to create a way to capture people who might want to be in the know about those events."
That's the premise behind Food Events in Denver, a Facebook page created by Jer ... More >>
A Flickr photo.As spring rolls inexorably into summer, the wine starts flowing, the music starts playing and workshops on everything from soup to Asian cuisine start filling up. What will your week look like? Here's a taste of what's out there:
Monday, May 10:
Frasca presents its Monday Nig ... More >>
What you might have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were carefully crafting your kick-ass crush letter telling us all about your favorite Denver dive-bar:
Lobby American Grille general manager Cory Sylvester got more than be bargained for on Tuesday night when a couple of thugs r ... More >>
All the rain in Spain couldn't have dampened the spirits at last night's Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek (2500 East First Avenue), a benefit for the Denver Heath Foundation that brought together eleven Denver chefs, chaperoned by Denver Bronco cheerleaders, who coer ... More >>