Winner update: Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many caramel dipping dots the chefs at 1515 Restaurant drop on their deconstructed apple pie, one of the desserts that the restaurant will be featuring on the August 4 Test Kitchen dinner menu. The actual number of dots is 53, ... More >>
Panzano, 909 17th Street, is now featuring a three-course, regional Italian menu every Sunday. Each month, executive chef Elise Wiggins and her crew will create a meal showcasing various cuisines from different areas of Italy. Keep reading for March's menu. See also: - Panzano adds Toscano, a priva ... More >>
Darrel Truett Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 www.barologrilldenver.com This is part two of my interview with Darrel Truett, exec chef of Barolo Grill. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? The instant gratification of pleasing a guest. I c ... More >>
Darrel Truett Barolo Grill 3030 East Sixth Avenue 303-393-1040 www.barologrilldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Darrel Truett, exec chef of Barolo Grill. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Darrel Truett has spent the entire morning on the horn, negotiating the price of black ... More >>
Panzano Executive Chef Elise Wiggins has spent the past few weeks in the small town of Panzano, Italy, doing a stagisti with Dario Cecchini, the mad butcher of Panzano and owner of Antica Macelleria Cecchini. Elise is now back in Denver, putting the lessons she learned in Italy to use. Read the fi ... More >>
Much like craft brewers, independent winemakers are at the cutting edge of all things related to their specific area of alcohol. And tonight, you can check out an array of grape innovations at The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street in Boulder, which will be hosting an Indie Winemaker Dinner. The meal which ... More >>
Just tell the truth, already: you are totally freaked out by Italian wine. By "freaked out", we mean shaking like a leaf. Shivering in your shorts. Just plain scurrred. Ask a wine retailer which category they find most challenging to sell to less experienced consumers, and you're likely to hear the ... More >>
Olive Garden just announced that it would be kicking fries and milkshakes off of the children's menu at all its restaurants, replacing them with smoothies and grapes. This move is designed to please parents who drag their squirming spawn into the post-popular Italian chain, but it's tough bre ... More >>
Italian wines can be hard to love. They're unabashedly old world, full of mouthwatering acidity, brazenly tannic, and as terroir-driven as they come. They're also endlessly intriguing. Each of Italy's winemaking regions tells the unique, richly historic tale of its evolution from independent ... More >>
Photo by Eleonora Raggi, courtesy TTR Press OfficeEric Willet soars to second place at TTR Burn River Jump event in Livigno, ItalyBreckenridge local Eric Willett finished second behind Norwegian Aleksander Ostreng at the Burn River Jump contest this weekend in Livigno, Italy, part of the Swat ... More >>
Pizzeria LocaleThe Frasca Food & Wine expansion into two new concepts has been a trying experience for everyone involved, largely because of a specially built Italian oven that was slated to anchor the project. The first oven, shipped in pieces, was held up in Customs before it was eventually ... More >>
Frank Bonanno hosts a Slow Taste of Italy at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer Street. The five-course Italian meal features local and sustainable ingredients; the courses are all paired with wines from around Italy. Tickets are $90; to snag a seat, call 303-534-5855 or go to w ... More >>
The combination of pizza and Chianti has got to be up there in the annals of all-time best food and wine pairings (at least in terms of ubiquity). But if you, as a modern day wine drinker, have moved well past that now somewhat-trite match up, you're likely wondering what to pour with all the ... More >>
There's just something about the month of September that makes us long for new things. As much as we adore the abundant sunshine and steady, radiant heat of summertime, all of a sudden we're ready for new clothes, tailgate parties, and afternoons spent raking leaves. As the cooler temperature ... More >>
What's for dinner? Whatever the answer, it's probably got an ethnic origin--or a supposedly ethnic origin. Because many of the foreign foods that we all enjoy aren't really very foreign at all. In other words, you can cross these ten dishes off your list, because, frankly, they're all just as Americ ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Got some gaps in your culinary education? There are seven different culinary workshops, discussions and demonstrations this week, plus tons of wine tastings, Dining Out for Life and the inaugural Boulder Brew and Music Festival. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead: Monda ... More >>
Believe it or not, we have the Greeks to thank for Italian wine. Actually, we'd need to thank them for French and Spanish wine too, but the history of winemaking as we know it is largely believed to have begun with Greek settlements in and around ancient Rome. Italy is known for making some o ... More >>
The Emerald Isle is no match for the globe-conquering Christopher Columbus and his ship of fools. For years, the two cultures have waged an epic battle for ethnic supremacy in this country. On the one plate, you have some boiled potatoes. On the other, a generous serving of seven-layer lasagn ... More >>
A Flickr photo.It's a week of whiskey, green beer and Italian wines. Here's just a taste of what's ahead on the Denver dining scene: Monday, March 15: Enjoy a five-course pig feast, complemented by handpicked local brews from Odell, at Hooves & Hops, which starts at 7 p.m. tonight at Osteri ... More >>
Lori MidsonVirgilio Urbano and Gabriel MongeVirgilio Urbano, the pie-slinger behind his namesake pizzeria in Lakewood, tosses his hands up in the air -- an automatic reflex, no doubt, from spinning pizza dough for the past four years -- and shakes his head. "Look, I can't make everyone happy. ... More >>
Frasca Food & Wine, the award-winning restaurant at 1738 Pearl Street, will be serving up four courses paired with wines from Piedmonte, Italy, at tonight's tasting dinner. The meal is $45; the wine pairings, presented by Kelly Woolridge of Wine Merchants of Colorado, ranges from $30 to $45. ... More >>
Nothing can take the place of an actual trip to Italy to explore the language, culture and cuisine -- but this is probably the next-best thing. Trattoria on Pearl, 1430 Pearl Street in Boulder, is hosting an Italian class tonight on the region of Sardegna. The syllabus includes a three-course ... More >>
Wish you were in Italy? The next best thing could be "Visions of Venice," a wine dinner at Pizza Republica, 5375 Landmark Place, tonight at 6:30 p.m. The four courses, which cost $50, will tour you through the foods and wines of the great Italian regions -- and none of them involve pizza. F ... More >>
Tuesday, September 8, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
Maggiano's Little Italy introduced an amazing deal today. From now through July 8, if you dine at a Maggiano's -- and there are two in Denver, one in the Pavilions and one in the Tech Center -- and order a chef's $12.95 speciality dish, you'll get your next night's dinner free. Here's the deal, as ... More >>
Just hit Nomelie Cupcakes at 19751 East Main Street in Parker. According to the website, the joint technically closes between 2 and 4 p.m. on weekdays -- and maybe I'm just being crazy here, but wouldn't you think that a cupcake maker (or at least a cupcake maker who actually wanted to make some mon ... More >>
Milonga overtakes the Mercury Cafe dance floor.
Afraid of flying? You donít want to sit next to this guy.
Viaggio and New Orient create a common border between Italy and Vietnam.
A Bertolucci thriller at Starz
Thursday, April 21, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Vita Bella Pizza and Pasta
The ghosts of Christmas pasta bring in the green with the red.
The DAM shines a light on John Singer Sargent's love affair with Italy.
Sargent show displays amore
Tracking down the fungus among us.
Buca di Beppo
Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.
Buca di Beppo brings chain restaurants to a new low.