A few seats still available at Sunday's pop-up dinners with HUSH and James Mazzio

If you don't have dinner plans on Sunday night, and want to experience a HUSH rush of dishes from James Mazzio, chef of Pickles Deli and Olive Oil, and a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef star, plus lots of wines from the Infinite Monkey Theorem, then you should consider booking one of the few spots still available for the Sunday night "NOMAD" dinners, so named for where they roam.

The weekend dinners, of which there are four, are a collaboration between HUSH founder and restaurateur Phil Armstrong, (who's just partnered with Alex Schuler, the chef/owner of Arugula in Boulder, to open Tangerine, also in Boulder), and take place at an undisclosed "pop-up" location in Denver, which is revealed to those who've secured rezzies. The six-course dinner (you can choose from among two menus) is $90 per person, and while the Saturday seatings are sold out, spots still remain for the 5:30 and 8:30 time slots on Sunday.

You can peek at the menus, which look terrific, on the next page.

Choice of one of the following six-course menus, paired with wines.

To start

Olive oil tasting -- extra virgin olive oils and housemade focaccia

Menu One

Porcini mushroom bisque, white truffle & fingerling potato hash

Baby spinach, dates, maple walnuts, green apple, crispy pancetta, sherry vinaigrette

Grilled sea scallops and saffron risotto

Salt- and pepper-seared ahi tuna with smoked tomato and shallot ragú and lemon crema

Espresso-crusted beef tenderloin and Gorgonzola potato torta with caramelized shallot jus


Menu Two

Puree of asparagus, apple-wood smoked salmon and white asparagus hash

Arugula, baby artichokes, corona beans and shaved Reggiano-Parmigiano with creamy lemon dressing

Maine lobster ravioli with tomato and tarragon brown butter

Pan-roasted Alaskan halibut, Brussels sprouts, pancetta and oregano brodo

Colorado lamb chops, braised rapini and polenta cakes, smoked tomato jus

Hazelnut crunch torte

For more info, or to make reservations, go to www.hushdenver.com/reservations.

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