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Dining '70s Style at Denver Central Market's Progressive Dinner

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Danielle Lirette
Chef Andrea Frizzi finishes a dish of risotto at the Denver Central Market's progressive dinner on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Progressive dinners were a popular way to get to know the neighbors in the 1970s; couples and families would walk or drive from house to house, receiving a different course at each destination. Denver Central Market paid tribute to our leisure-suit-clad forbears with a walking progressive dinner offering several different dishes and drinks — all under one roof. Participants enjoyed oysters and a calamari salad from Tammen’s Fish Market, Colorado beef tartare from the Local Butcher, warm fregola salad from Green Seed, risotto from Vero, and porchetta from SK Provisions. There was also a cheese course served by Culture Meat & Cheese, vanilla brioche bread pudding baked by Izzio Artisan Bakery and dark chocolate cups with coffee ice cream courtesy of Temper Chocolates, High Point Creamery and Crema Bodega. To keep things lively, Curio Bar poured cocktails, wine and bubbly. Maybe the ’70s weren't so bad after all!