Restaurants partner with AIA Colorado architects for Delicious Designs

Chef Natalie Slevin and architect Mike Wisneski's creation for Sugar Bakeshop.
Chef Natalie Slevin and architect Mike Wisneski's creation for Sugar Bakeshop.

April is Colorado Architecture Month, but the celebration isn't limited to concrete and steel structures. The American Institute of Architecture's Colorado branch has partnered with five local restaurants on Delicious Designs, to show how architecture affects "where we live, work, play... and even eat!"

Desserts, specifically. Here's the lineup:


1400 Wewatta Street

Dessert description: Marjolaine "Fernand Point" with vanilla sauce and hazelnut spears

Dessert inspiration: Parker Performing Arts Center

Chef: Tom Coohill

Dessert designer: Leila Schwyhart, Semple Brown Architects (Denver)

Restaurant architect: Semple Brown Architects (Denver)

Delicious Design served: through April 30

Sugar Bakeshop

277 Broadway

Dessert description: Dark chocolate cheesecake on an espresso cookie crust framed by a white chocolate Eiffel tower and a citrus sugar cookie moon

Dessert inspiration: Eiffel Tower

Chef: Natalie Slevin

Shop and dessert architect: Mike Wisneski, AIA, Michael Wisneski, Architect (Denver)

Delicious Design served: Through April 29

Caroline's at the Colorado Wine Country Inn

777 Grande River Drive, Palisade

Dessert description: Brownie with ice cream and chocolate fudge

Dessert onspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Chef: Jim Siemans

Dessert architect: John Galloway, AIA, Wagner/Galloway LLC (Palisade)

Inn architect: JG Johnson Architects, P.C. (Denver)

Delicious Design served: Friday and Saturday dinners in April


1043 Pearl Street, Boulder

Dessert description: Napoleone con Pannacotta e Gelato (strawberry napoleon, served with coffee pannacotta and chocolate gelato)

Dessert inspiration: Studio H:T's Plains Residence

Chef: Fabio Flagiello

Restaurant and dessert architects: Brad Tomecek, AIA, and Christopher Herr, AIA, Studio H:T (Denver and Boulder)

Delicious Design served: Through April 30

Zi South

2229 Blake Street

Dessert description: Devil's food cake and a cannoli shell filled with white chocolate mousse topped with a white chocolate disk

Dessert inspiration: Coors Field outfield

Chef: Kevin Atwood

Dessert architect: Adam Harding, AIA, Roth Sheppard Architects (Denver)

Restaurant architect: Roth Sheppard Architects (Denver)

Delicious Design served: Through April 30

Vote on your favorite dessert here through April 30.

To learn more about AIA Colorado and other events during Colorado Architecture Month, visit the AIA Colorado website.

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1400 Wewatta St.
Denver, CO 80202


Sugar Bakeshop

1043 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302


Zi South

2229 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205


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