Like a lot of voyeurs, I'm intrigued by the contents of other people's refrigerators, especially the refrigerators of chefs. And, apparently, so is Leigh Sullivan, the innovator behind FIVE -- five local chefs and their bar cohorts, all of whom cook (and pour) at various restaurants and venues around the state, including the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen; they also head to the James Beard House in New York every September to kick some Denver whoop-ass.
Sullivan polled past and present chefs and bartenders from FIVE, and asked them what they stocked in their refrigerators at home. Pickles, butter and mustard were popular answers, but at least one chef admitted to lining his shelves with gummy worms. Here's a rundown of what you'd find if you poked your head behind their closed doors.
In his fridge: Il Mondo Vecchio giardiniera Il Mondo Vecchio calabrese soppresate Peroni, Campari or Aperol Tripe Orange marmalade
In his fridge: Sriracha Limes Roasted garlic Every mustard known to man Eggs
In his fridge: Juice Yogurt Frozen fruit for smoothies Mustard Pickles for my son, Darius
In his fridge: Assorted cheeses Pickles Eggs Cola Salad greens
In his fridge: Superfood Session beer Apple juice butter Cottage cheese Greek yogurt
Paul Reilly Former chef/owner, Encore
In his fridge: Eggs Cabot aged cheddar San Pellegrino Onions White wine or beer
In his fridge: Sparkling wine of some sort Gummy worms or bears Butter Orange juice Wide selection of hot sauces
In his fridge: Mustard Salumi Cheese Barbecue sauce Orange juice
In his fridge: Carpano sweet vermouth Cocchi Americano Dolin French vermouth Citrus Bacon Jenna Johansen Former executive chef, dish in Edwards; currently a contestant on Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo
In her fridge: Unsalted butter Pickles Rose or bubbles Fresh lemons and limes Greek yogurt
In his fridge: IPA Tortillas Sweet vermouth Soda water Milk for the kiddos
In his fridge: Spicy mustard White wine Butter Roasted peppers Manhattan special coffee soda when I can get, otherwise it's Budweiser.
El Yucateco green habanero sauce Homemade kimchi Fuji apples Serrano chiles Plochman's school bus mustard
In his fridge: Skoal Wintergreen Plugra butter QP Mayo Serano Ham Blue cheese stuffed-olives
Jake Brodsky Owner, NOVO Coffee
In his fridge: String cheese Milk Applesauce Hot dogs Beer * Kids dominate what's in my fridge these days.
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Hosea Rosenberg Owner/chef BlackBelly Catering
Bacon or other cured, salted pig part Butter Green chile Tortillas Sriracha