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:
Coohills 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
PastaVino 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
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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.