Posted in March 2014

Wine & Whey: Beginner Wine Making Class

There is a long way from the grape to the bottle. After drinking and appreciating wine for many years, it seemed appropriate to sign up for a wine making class to learn a thing or two about the process, close-up. Wine & Whey in Denver’s RiNo Art District offers such an opportunity in their Beginner … Continue reading

Colorado Wine Tasting: Three thumbs up

The menu: roasted fennel soup with toasted walnuts, crumbled Stilton, and lemon zest; herb salad with Herbs de Provence vinaigrette; roasted chicken Thomas Keller style (trussed!); brick chicken (a science experiment!); roasted mushroom risotto made with cauliflower “rice;” and pan-roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta. For dessert, dark chocolate and dessert cheese with cranberries. It was … Continue reading

Root Down: Don’t miss a morsel

Dinner at Root Down is like a Willy Wonka experience: every dish is more dazzling than the last. An ooh and aah-inspiring creativity is on display, something unexpected in the site of a former auto repair shop, with “Alignment,” “Tune-Lube,” and “Tires” still visible on the exterior. The menu encourages diners to share dishes. Family … Continue reading