Cafe Society

Pioneering chef Kevin Taylor weighs in on getting one shot with the media, drunk chefs and what it takes to be a success in the restaurant business

Kevin Taylor Restaurant Kevin Taylor at the Hotel Teatro 1106 14th Street 303-820-2600 www.ktrg.net

This is part one of my interview with Kevin Taylor, executive chef of Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Prima Ristorante, Limelight, Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, Palettes at the Denver Art Museum, and Rouge, in the Teller House in Central City. You can read part two of my chat with Taylor tomorrow.

Ask anyone who's lived through Denver's restaurant revolution to name the city's pioneering chef -- the guy who put the Mile High City on the culinary map -- and they're likely to answer Kevin Taylor. The Colorado native opened Zenith American Grill back in 1987, and his restaurant empire currently stands at a cool half-dozen: Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Prima Ristorante, Limelight, Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, Palettes at the Denver Art Museum, and Rouge, in the Teller House in Central City.

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Lori Midson
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