Prince Harry might have stopped by The Market on Monday, but the real royalty was right down the street, at Rioja. Just a week before, Jennifer Jasinski, the chef who opened that Larimer Square restaurant with business partner Beth Gruitch almost a decade ago, was named Best Chef Southwest at the Ja ... More >>
The cinema industry has its Oscars and its Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards celebrate the best in music, and the James Beard Awards are every chef's dream, and tonight, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome, wa ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation just released the finalists for this year's food and restaurant awards, and the list of locals has been whittled considerably since the semifinalists were announced back in February. Then five Denver chefs made the list; now only chef Jennifer Jasinski, co-owner of Rioja, ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just released its list -- its long list -- of semi-finalists, and several Denver area restaurants and chefs have made the cut. Jorel Pierce may have gotten bumped from Top Chef early, but the exec chef at Euclid Hall made the cut for Rising Star Chef of the Year. And ... More >>
The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation.
In February, the James Beard Foundation released the names of the chef, restaurateur and restaurant semi-finalists vying for a coveted spot as a James Beard finalist. And today, just minutes ago, the Foundation announced its 2012 finalists...and guess who's in it to win it?
Jennifer Jasinski, chef/owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, is among the chosen few vying for a James Beard Foundation award.The James Beard Foundation has just announced its crop of restaurant and chef semi-finalists vying for a coveted 2012 James Beard award, and several Denver ... More >>
Last weekend, Jennifer Jasinski and Max MacKissock, two of Denver's best -- and most beloved -- chefs got hitched in California. Jasinski, who owns Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome and Rioja, where she's the executive chef, and MacKissock, the exec chef of the Squeaky Bean, met several years ago, and the ... More >>
Lori MidsonCochon 555 chefs Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, Kelly Liken, Alex Seidel, Frank Bonanno and Jennifer Jasinski Lard, have mercy on my soul. To say that I pigged out this weekend is the understatement of the year, and if I was porky before, you should see me now. In fact, I'm fairly ... More >>
Oh. My. God. We just heard that Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Elise Wiggins (Panzano) and Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall) are joining forces with a national "roast beef" sandwich chain to create a new sandwich that'll be called "The Big TyWigSki." "I'm looki ... More >>
Lori Midson"I know! Can you believe it? We finally got the book through the doors!" That was elated response from Jennifer Jasinski, the chef/owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendôme, when I spoke with her late yesterday afternoon, two days after 5,000 copies of her Rioja cookbook, T ... More >>
Sustainably-farmed fish will be a big trend in 2011, say local chefsYesterday, several local chefs -- Michael Long (Aria and Opus); Eric Skokan (Black Cat); Brandon Biederman (Steuben's); Brad Rowell (Colt & Gray); and Troy Guard (TAG and TAG Raw Bar) -- dished on the culinary trends that wou ... More >>
Lori MidsonAh, Christmas: The season of giving, receiving, in-law spats, road range, parking lot clusterfucks, check-out line massacres and cookbooks and food books -- the ones that you hope will end up wrapped under the tree, right alongside the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Over the course of the ... More >>
Mark MangerThe Euclidean cheesesteakEuclid Hall, 1317 14th Street, the third restaurant within one block for partners Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, who also own Rioja and Bistro Vendome, was one of the hottest openings of the summer. The crowds packed into the beautifully refurbished s ... More >>
After ESPN released a summary of health-code violations for stadiums around the country, it stands to reason that you might want to avoid food at the game altogether. At a loss for where to bulk up before the Broncos? Business Week has you covered. In its write-up of restaurants located near ... More >>
Lori Midson When Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Jennifer Jasinski's new late-night tavern, opens on Wednesday, August 4, Denver grubniks are going to drop to their knees in gratitude, especially if the food is anywhere near as fantastic as it was during a recent menu preview, at which Jasinksi, ( ... More >>
Lori Midson Craig Dixon, executive chef of Cafe Options This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Cafe Options executive chef Craig Dixon. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite ingredient: Butter. Animal fat is where it's at. You can't fake butter. Humans have sur ... More >>
It's one of the great culinary paradoxes: While most household-name chefs are men, in most households, women are the ones wearing the aprons. But the annual fundraiser for Work Options for Women -- a nonprofit enterprise that teaches impoverished women the skills they need to become gainfully ... More >>
Northstar Media BooksJennifer Jasinski's black truffle potato saladJennifer Jasinksi, executive chef of Rioja and Bistro Vendome, and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview, recently wrote The Perfect Bite , a soon-to-be released cookbook chock-a-block with recipes from Rioja, inc ... More >>
Jennifer Jasinski Executive chef/owner: Rioja and Bistro Vendome Unless you've been in self-imposed isolation or mandatory lockdown, you've no doubt heard the news: Jennifer Jasinski, executive chef/co-owner of Rioja and Bistro Vendôme, is just months away from opening Euclid Hall Bar and ... More >>
Lori Midson Best of Denver 2010 was released April 1, but Cafe Society is still counting down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.
Left to right: Max Mackissock, Jennifer Jasinski, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, John Broening, Alex Seidel, Blake Edmunds and Travis VaughnTwo very different restaurant fundraisers this week bought a literal boatload of help for Haiti. First up: The $125-a-head, six-course meal at Rioja on Monday n ... More >>
Jason Sheehan just reviewed TAG and found lots to love at Troy Atherton Guard's eponymous restaurant, including -- but not limited to -- the rice. Here are nine more Larimer Square restaurants we think deserve some props:
Lori Midson Spinach veloute soup and chestnut soup with foie gras terrine from Rioja Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street, is renowned for both her use of local ingredients and seasonal menu changes. And her most recent iteration, a lovely autumn board of fall vegetables, ... More >>
Lori Midson 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 >>
Chef Jennifer Jasinski at Rioja.Kurobuta pork belly, seared on the surface, rubbed with cardamom, properly rested so that it isn't wet with fat, and mounted atop a chunky mound of curry-spiced garbanzo bean puree, green like smashed peas, smooth as whipped potatoes. It's a singularly delicious plate ... More >>
See photos from the event at westword.com/slideshow. Last night, nearly 500 foodophiles packed the ballroom at Congregation Emanuel to lend their support for the fifth annual Women Cook!, Dining for a Difference, the largest silent auction and fundraiser of the year for Work Options for Women, a n ... More >>
Chefs Up Front, a benefit for Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, brings twenty top chefs to the Colorado Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. today, March 15. The participating restaurant/chef combos include Andrew Lubatty of Avenue Grill, Pete List of Beatrice & Woodsley, Sean Huggard of Black Pea ... More >>
Denver Restaurant Week doesn't start until February 21, but many restaurants are already serving up special deals. Last month Bistro Vendome, the French restaurant at 1420 Larimer Street (in an absolutely lovely space off the Arcade), extended its Sunday night mussels and frites deal through Thursd ... More >>
Restaurants are outdoing themselves offering bargains this month, trying to bolster what's always a blah month. But it's going to be tough to beat the deal that Bistro Vendome, the charming French restaurant tucked into the back of Larimer Square, is offering in January: moules & frites for $9. ... More >>
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