Mike Henderson may have left TAG to focus on his own project, but in the meantime, he'll be working, at least part time, behind the bar at Colt & Gray. Yesterday marked Henderson's first day on staff, and he started learning the ropes of the dining room and kitchen.
"My timeline got extended a bit, and my own project is now about six months to a year out," said Henderson of his venue change, "Colt & Gray was gracious enough to extend me an offer in the meantime."
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Barman Kevin Burke looks forward to the experience Henderson will bring to the cocktail collaboration at the restaurant. "There's a right way to do things, and Mike does it the right way." he says, "He's never made me a bad cocktail, and he's got incredible, natural intuition. That's a testament to the professionalism of TAG's bar, and it reinforces what we already do at Colt & Gray."
Henderson joins a staff that includes another former member of TAG's team, Moe Elio, in manning what's quickly becoming one of the most serious beverage programs in Denver.
"We've got a bit of a dream team," says Henderson of his new gig, "I'm working with three of the most talented bartenders in town."