The sixth edition of Leigh Sullivan's Denver FIVE held its first dinner last night at Studio F, a sold-out smash featuring chefs Matt Selby (Corner House), Sean Yontz (El Diablo), Jorel Pierce (Euclid Hall), Ian Kleinman (The Inventing Room) and new addition/repeat Brian Laird (who's opening Sarto's ... More >>
It's the sixth anniversary of the Denver Five -- a collaborative dining project from some of Denver's most reputable chefs. And the crew is celebrating tonight with a Five @ Five dinner featuring five paired courses from Matt Selby, Sean Yontz, Ian Kleinman, Kevin Morrison and Jorel Pierce. The loca ... More >>
Matt Selby (Corner House), Kevin Morrison (Pinche Taqueria), Jorel Pierce (Euclid Hall) and Ian Kleinman (The Inventing Room) will congregate in the kitchen of Sean Yontz, exec chef of El Diablo, on Monday, April 22, for the first FIVE dinner showcasing the new crop of chefs that comprise Leigh Sull ... More >>
For a few days late last summer, Ian Kleinman, Denver's Willy Wonka double -- and the founder of the Inventing Room, a catering company that centers around magical, mystical, molecular marvels -- took over the dining room at Table 6, where he morphed the rusticated space into a doughnut paradise, di ... More >>
Molecular doughnuts: It's what's for breakfast -- and the Inventing Room's Ian Kleinman doled out 150 of them this morning, some specked with bacon-Nutella powder, others jumping with pop rocks, at Table 6, which is a pop-up shrine to Kleinman's long Johns (and java from Two Rivers Coffee, in Arvada ... More >>
Ian Kleinman isn't interested in opening his own restaurant. He's having way too much playing around in everyone else's. Last month, Kleinman, the mad scientist behind the Inventing Room, a roving stage of entertainment that revolves around molecular gastronomy, orchestrated a series of fantastic (a ... More >>
Kitchen magician Ian Kleinman is ensconced at James Mazzio's Studio F for the rest of the week, where he'll be offering a special pop-up dinner that plays with liquid nitrogen. Lori Midson was there for the debut of Kleinman's nine-dinner run. So was Stefan:
You have six more nights to behold the wizardry of Ian Kleinman, the molecular genius behind the Inventing Room -- the Willy Wonka of Denver who's currently on center stage at Studio F, the culinary event space and cooking school that James Mazzio unleashed a few months ago to give himself, along wi ... More >>
Studio F, 1801 Wynkoop Street, will host a series of pop-up dinners featuring molecular gastronomy from chef-slash-magician Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room. The interactive dinner offerings run from today through Saturday, May 26, with seatings every half hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Check out the impre ... More >>
Ian Kleinman lives in a Willy Wonka world. He's the mad scientist, the crazy culinary genius who long ago ditched traditional cooking methods to concentrate on molecular gastronomy, for which he's now known nationwide. And starting this Friday, you can win a golden ticket to a pop-up dinner that wi ... More >>
Anythink Wright Farms, a library like no other.Ever since the Rangeview Library District changed its name to "Anythink," something peculiar's been going on: The locals began to embrace their libraries like never before, and once you step inside Anythink Wright Farms, way up north on 120th Ave ... More >>
Lori MidsonA film production crew from Eat St., a television show on the Cooking Channel hosted by James Cunningham, a guy who worships -- and chases -- the nationwide street-food movement, is in town this week to shoot several Denver pavement cuisine pushers, beginning today at 11 a.m. with ... More >>
Aria will host Dueling Cuisine: Science vs. Art, as chefs Michael Long and Ian Kleinman face off and prepare a four-course feast. Each course will feature on ingredient with two preparations by each chef. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $89; for more info, call 303-377-4012. For info ... More >>
Lori MidsonLast month, Phil Armstrong, the founder of HUSH Concepts, let loose NOMAD -- one-off dinners that "pop-up" at various venues throughout the city, their addresses kept off the radar until just hours before the dinners begin. James Mazzio was tapped to be the chef for the March dinne ... More >>
Lori MidsonPanang curry from Liang's Thai FoodThe first mobile food vendor on wheels was launched nearly 150 years ago, in 1872, when a Rhode Island native called Walter Scott trotted his horse-drawn freight wagon, stocked with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and pies around the town of ... More >>
Mark MangerWhen Pete and Ann Pflum envisioned H Burger Co, the burger joint they put into a new spot at 1555 Blake Street, they designed a space and menu that they hoped would lure downtown dinner crowds to a block that, historically, has emptied out after 5 p.m.
Just add liquid nitrogen!You already know that chef Ian Kleinman is launching a new dessert cart in August, but this week he stopped by the Westword offices to give us a preview of how he makes peanut butter sorbet using liquid nitrogen, which puts a -320F freeze on the stuff. Liquid nitrogen ha ... More >>
Lori Midson Let's start with the big question: How many dollar bills are you going to have to part with? "Nothing on our menu will be more than four bucks," promises Ian Kleinman. Thank Jesus for that, otherwise those of you hyperventilating over the $20 lobster rolls being doled out from ... More >>
Lori Midson Molecular magician Ian Kleinman at Steele Elementary School "Anything I can possibly dream up is now doable, because I'm able to really play around with food," says Ian Kleinman, Denver's answer to Alton Brown, the wacky culinary scientist (and only food personality worth watching ... More >>
Mark MangerIan Kleinman's chilling display with liquid nitrogen. "Eat it quick, right after it comes out," instructs chef Ian Kleinman, "and then you can get some real smoke to come out of your nose." He spoons an amorphous white puff that he calls Kettle Corn Space Foam from the liquid nitro ... More >>
It's official: H BurgerC0, the new spot at 1555 Blake Street, will officially open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, after a week of friends and family parties and events that start today -- and after a slight name change from the original H Burger Lounge. But that's just the start of th ... More >>
I heard this week from Ian Kleinman -- our own personal Mr. Wizard, the man who brought molecular gastronomy to Westminster and blew the heads clean off almost everyone who was lucky enough to walk through the doors of O's Steak and Seafood when he was running his molecular gastronomy tastin ... More >>
Ian Kleinman, a trained professionalGermany is now short one chef and the science of molecular gastronomy has claimed another victim. This, from the Daily Telegraph: "The 24-year-old chef was experimenting with a recipe involving liquid nitrogen, which is used by chefs including Heston Blumenthal to ... More >>
It would be impossible to repeat all the nice things that egullet's Steven Shaw had to say about Ian Kleinman and his molecular gastronomy menu at O's Steak and Seafood at the Westin Westminster, which Shaw experienced when he was in town for the International Association of Culinary Professionals c ... More >>
Ian Kleinman is cooking with gas -- liquid nitrogen -- at O's.Steven Shaw, founder of egullet and a serious food-world heavyweight, was in town this month for the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference, and he somehow found time to take a spin up to Westminster to check out I ... More >>
Tonight's "Soup for the Soul" has just been cancelled. Twenty local food stalwarts -- Alto, Baur's, Bistro Vendome, Blue Point Bakery, Dazzle, Elway's (Cherry Creek), Fruition, Japon, Lola, Mel's, Oceanaire, the Palm, Panera Bread, Panzano, Pesce Fresco, Rioja, San Lorenzo, Steuben's, Table 6 and Ve ... More >>
Being a vegetarian sometimes means feeling like you're always a bridesmaid and never the bride. Sure, that gnocchi entree is delicious, but meat eaters who go to to Italian restaurants get to order both primi pasta dishes and secondi meat dishes for a full three- or four-course meal. I've always ... More >>
Another star turn for Ian Kleinman.
A visit to Mr. Wizard.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for this ice cream.
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