With the grand reopening of Denver Union Station less than four months away, Larimer Associates and its partners in the project just announced eight more retail and restaurant tenants for the renovated facility set to debut on July 12. And not only are all of these tenants from Colorado, but several ... More >>
Earlier today, in a live stream from Orlando, Florida, the James Beard Foundation rolled out its culinary red carpet of semi-finalists in several categories, including Outstanding Bar Program, Outstanding Pastry Chef, Outstanding Restaurateur, Outstanding Wine Program, Rising Star Chef of the Year a ... More >>
Five Colorado chefs -- Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome and the forthcoming Stoic & Genuine); Justin Brunson (Old Major and Masterpiece Deli); Paul Reilly (Beast Bottle); Steve Redzikowski (Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth); and Bill Greenwood (Beano's Cabin) -- have been tapped to ... More >>
If you happen to find yourself in Los Angeles between March 21-23, you'll be in esteemed culinary company: Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome and the forthcoming Stoic & Genuine, along with Alex Seidel, chef-owner of Fruition and Mercantile Dining & Provision, which ... More >>
Chef Eric Roeder had restaurants in two of Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhoods before they were hot. A Boulder native who started his culinary career at the Flagstaff House as a pastry apprentice, Roeder graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1995, then cooked in Seatt ... More >>
The Denver Burger Battle opened to a wet -- very wet -- start last night, when rain threatened to turn all that beef into a massive river of particles floating down Speer Boulevard. But while the first thirty minutes of the annual ode to burgers -- which took place at Sculpture Park -- kept the crow ... More >>
The fifth 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. See also: - Slideshow: ... More >>
Last year, on Top Chef Seattle, Jorel Pierce, chef de cuisine at Euclid Hall, was the first contestant booted by judge Tom Colicchio, who had dubious issues with Pierce's chicken butchery skills. And that could have signaled the end of Pierce's presence on the national screen. But it didn't. On Top ... More >>
Here's where the pig puns start: Two years ago, at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, five Colorado chefs -- Alex Seidel (Fruition and Fruition Farms); Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food & Wine); Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken); Frank Bonanno (Bonanno Concepts); and Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euc ... More >>
The term "celebrity chef" is as ubiquitous as pork belly, but I bet that if I asked ten people for a definition, I'd get ten different answers. To some, it means a nationally known chef with a mug you'd recognize from appearances on TV. Denver has a few of these, such as Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Dess ... More >>
This, insists Theo Adley, is "going to be fucking epic!" Adley, the former exec chef of the Pinyon in Boulder, along with a bold-name cartel of several other Denver and Boulder chefs -- Jennifer Jasinski (Euclid Hall, Rioja and Bistro Vendome); Max MacKissock (Squeaky Bean); Jenna Johansen; Hunter ... More >>
The 8th Annual Denver International Wine Festival will uncork at the Grand Hyatt Denver this Wednesday, and will pouring into Saturday, November 10. The event will overflow with educational seminars, culinary pairings and a selection of more than 400 wines; check the website for a full schedule of e ... More >>
Nico Eymar -- or Nico the Frenchie, as his regulars know him -- has been a bartender/server at Rioja for over seven years. Last Friday, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that will require at least three months to recover from. So his colleagues and friends are hosting a benefit tonig ... More >>
The fourth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek last night, a benefit for the Denver Health Foundation, was hot in more ways than one: hot in temperature, with the the late spring sun beating down during the first hour or so; hot in hotties who stripped down because of that sun ... 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.
When Trillium, Ryan Leinonen's highly anticipated Scandinavian restaurant, opened a few weeks ago in the Ballpark neighborhood, the accolades began almost immediately, which was good news for Leinonen. "I want to have one of the top five restaurants in Denver," he told me during a pre-opening interv ... More >>
It's that time of year again, when the James Beard Foundation beckons the public fooderati to cast their nominations for the 2012 James Beard Awards, the "country's most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and r ... More >>
Cochon 555When Cochon 555, the nationwide, heritage breed pig-off, trots into town on Sunday, April 3, it won't be just five Colorado chefs battling it out for the "Prince or Princess of Porc" title. In addition to Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bisto Vendome); Kelly Liken (Restaur ... More >>
You be the judge. Cochon 555, the porkeriffic national competition that trots into Denver on Sunday, April 3, recently announced the five Colorado chefs combating for the Prince of Porc title: Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bisto Vendome); Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken); Alex ... More >>
Lori MidsonWill Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation awards gala, a glitzy, high-falutin' soiree that honors the best chefs, pastry kings and queens, restaurateurs, restaurants and wine directors in the country, takes place on May 9, 2011, at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York. And the culinary blowout ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhich little piggy will take home the top prize at Cochon 555? In exactly 37 days, the third US Tour of Cochon 555, a nationwide traveling pork orgy that spotlights five local chefs, five heritage breed piggies and five winemakers, will hoof it to Denver, taking over a yet-to-be-de ... More >>
Lori Midson Last month Jennifer Jasinski, chef/owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, released her first cookbook, A Perfect Bite, a 186-page compendium of recipes from Rioja's' kitchen, accompanied by stunning photography and tips for the home cook. And tonight, at the Larimer Squ ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrad Rowell, chef at Colt & Gray, resolves to eat twenty percent less pork fat per day and replace that with twenty percent more Schlitz Haven't made your New Year's resolutions yet? That makes two of us. But instead of focusing on ourselves, we prodded more than two dozen Denver/ ... 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 >>
Euclid Hall's duck foie gras mini poutine.The first six weeks at Euclid Hall were one wild ride, culminating in chef/owner Jennifer Jasinski being named Denver Magazine's Chef of the Year -- and then the restaurant doing 600 covers last Saturday, as Great American Beer Festers left the conven ... More >>
When the crew from Steamworks Brewing makes the trip north today for the Great American Beer Festival, they're have something extra on board for Denver. The Durango brewery is making a limited-edition proprietary beer just for Euclid Hall, the happening new beer-centric gastropub owned by La ... 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 Vesta Dipping Grill executive chef Brandon Biederman and Lola and Big Red F executive chef Jamey Fader at the 2009 Hot Rocks Griller Challenge at Elway's Cherry Creek A swell of Denver's top kitchen masters are playing with fire tonight at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Av ... More >>
Taste of VailYou know that spring has sprung when the crest of Vail Mountain morphs from a skier's powdered paradise into an al fresco grazing ground for foodniks and oenophiles, a transformation that takes place every year during the Taste of Vail, a three-day gastronomic romp that begins to ... 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 >>
Real food. Sharp utensils. Big fire. A good cause. And Denver's top chefs. That's what's on tap tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, when eleven of the town's top cookers - Tyler Wiard (Elway's, Cherry Creek); Sean Yontz (Mezcal, Tambien and Sketch); Justin ... 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 >>
Troy Guard was cooking again last night, and it felt good. The former Nine75/Zengo chef had joined Jamey Fader as a guest chef for a special dinner at Lola featuring dishes inspired by the flavors of Cabo and the Yucatan. It wasn't much of a stretch for Guard, who was raised in Hawaii, and it made ... 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 >>
While Sparrow looks for a new home, Denver chefs head to New York City.
French toast is in order.
I have reservations about hotel restaurants, including Panzano.
Beard House Rules
Denver chefs take a bite of the Big Apple.
Food on Film is so much more than popcorn.
A Square Deal