The Inventing Room, chef Ian Kleinman's company that uses molecular gastronomy to make food as entertaining as it is delicious, won an American Culinary Federation Achievement in Excellence Award at the ACF's Western Regional Conference earlier this month. See also: The Little Nell and Denver autho ... More >>
UPDATE: We have a winner of our HUSH Table: Great Roads to Great Chefs contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to tell us, in fifty words or less: What culinary contraption do you wish you could invent, and why? From the five submissions entered, we chose this answer from kezzamcdezza, who w ... More >>
Teatulia Organic Teas, 2900 Zuni Street, is teaming up with Ian Kleinman, the molecular guru behind the Inventing Room, for The Dessertist Performs Truffles and Cremes, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today through Saturday, August 24. See also: - Chef and Tell with molecular gastronomist Ian Kleinman ... More >>
The Mi Casa Center, 360 Acoma Street, is welcoming Samuel Adams Brewing for a free speed-coaching advice program for upcoming entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry today. This year's event will feature a "Pitch Room" competition that gives eight Colorado companies a chance to win a trip to ... More >>
Update: Last week, we asked Cafe Society readers to create a doughnut -- and name that doughnut -- for a chance to win a dozen doughnuts from Ian Kleinman, the founder of the Inventing Room. Kleinman is hosting a doughnut pop-up this week at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, and one of the doughnuts that he ... More >>
Chef Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room is spearheading a Willy Wonka-themed dinner at Roth Distributing, 17801 East 40th Avenue in Aurora, this evening at 6:30 p.m. The seven-course dinner is the latest collaboration from the Denver Five (Matt Selby, Brian Laird, Ian Kleinman, Sean Yontz and Jorel ... More >>
It's only day two of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and at least one local chef has already made a huge splash, running laps around the pool at a Denver FIVE party...and bombing it with liquid nitrogen. "I think that's the first time anyone has probably done that at Food & Wine...or anywhere in A ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Ian Kleinman's molecular gastronomy menu at O's Steak and Seafo ... 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 >>
Another star turn for Ian Kleinman.
A visit to Mr. Wizard.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for this ice cream.
Letters from the week of 11/1/2007
Employees bail out of Nine75 and Ocean.
Don't try this at home.
All I Need
The Name Game
With Go Fish Grille, Larry Herz may have a keeper.
There's a mountain of fun -- and good food -- at the Hilltop Café.