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Steamboat Wine Festival: Meeting your match

Aurum Food & Wine in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was the site of the “Have You Met Your Match Yet?” event, part of the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival. The wine and food pairing seminar paired two wines with five courses to allow tasters the opportunity to choose their best match. Stacey Swetil-Rust from Constellation Brands … Continue reading

Steamboat Wine Festival: The Beast or the Bottle?

Which comes first: the food or the wine? Master Sommelier Damon Ornowski led an excellent seminar as part of the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival. Ornowski’s discussion of food and wine pairings filled restaurant bistro c.v. in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with wine- and food-lovers eager to learn and enjoy memorable food and wine. Ornowski introduced … Continue reading

American Women Winemakers Dinner: “Badass”

On a recent night at Denver’s Lower 48 Kitchen, sommelier, chef, and wine columnist Kendra “Swirl Girl” Anderson hosted a tasting of wines crafted by woman winemakers. The sparkling, white, pink, red, and dessert wines were paired with courses from chef Alex Figura and manager Mario Nocifera. Anderson posed two questions for diners to consider: could we … Continue reading

Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro: Oohs and Aahs

Dinner at Boulder’s Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro is a superb experience, from the cozy, romantic setting to the food, each morsel more tempting than the last. Chef Eric Skokan and his team aim to delight from the moment diners cross the threshold of the “lucky” 13th Street eatery. Menu items are prepared using ingredients grown on … Continue reading

Charcoal Restaurant Week: Food to change your life

Salmon smoked then seared?  Brussels sprouts to change your life?  Those were but two of the menu items we sampled at Charcoal Restaurant during its bonus Charcoal Restaurant Week. Similar to Denver Restaurant Week, they offered a special prix-fixe menu for $31.00 per person. Their regular menu was also available. Over a glass of crisp, … Continue reading

Il Posto: Journey Through Campania

Italy: wine, food, history. What’s not to like? Denver wine impresario Ben Weinberg – also known as the Chief Wine Sherpa for his wine touring company, Wine on the Road – hosted a wonderful evening of wine and food from Campania, Italy, at Denver’s Il Posto Restaurant. Weinberg teamed up with Il Posto’s chef and … Continue reading