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12 October Events to Usher in Autumn

Scrap the poolside vibes, hello hot cocoa!

pumpkin nights

The sudden arrival of chilly mornings and brisk afternoons remind us that fall is officially here and the holidays are just on the horizon. Boots and scarves are slowly replacing shorts and flip-flops, football is back on the big screen, fallen leaves crunch underfoot, and pumpkin overwhelms the menus of bars, cafes, and restaurants across the region. This month’s list ... Read More »

Haute Hotel Dining

These local lodges are redefining hotel dining

hotel dining denver

There are more and more reasons to visit Denver and Boulder these days, so it’s only natural that demand is met with new lodging options. The trend of anchoring top-tier hotels with innovative, stand-alone restaurants is not a new one anymore, but true to this region’s ambition, operators are taking the trend to a new level here. Below are some ... Read More »

What’s Cooking in the Panzano Kitchen?

A revamped menu courtesy of Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas

  Chi mangia bene…vive! Translation: Those that eat well…live well! This is the slogan at Panzano {909 17th St, Denver;303.296.3525}, Kimpton Hotel Monaco’s posh dining destination. The space boasts a very elegant atmosphere, complete with wood furnishings, pops of red, and a private dining space with award-winning wines in glass cabinets lining the walls. The place is upscale yet comfortable, ... Read More »

20 Iconic Chefs in Denver & Boulder (in no particular order)

A profile of the people and places that have truly shaped the landscape of our Mile High dining mecca

Alex Seidel

Want to check out the full 40? Pick up the latest issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder at your local Barnes & Nobles and Tattered Cover.  Read Winter 2017 issue here! Teri Ripetto {potagerrestaurant.com} It’s difficult to name a local culinary figure whose sense of purpose is more profound than Teri Ripetto—a chef, forager, gardener, and remarkably talented artist who, since 1997, ... Read More »

11 Must-Do March Events

Beer, bubbles, and oysters galore are on the menu this month

March is choc-a-block full of great happenings around town. We’ve rounded up eleven events that would be a shame to miss. Slurp on bivalves, enjoy IPA and pizza, head to Boulder for strong ales, enjoy one-of-a-kind collaboration beers, and maybe even find a little love. It’s going to be a great month and this doesn’t even include St. Patrick’s Day ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Cattivella

Elise Wiggins gives us a sneak peek of her wood-fired Italian cuisine

Elise Wiggins Cattivella

With a 12-year stint as executive chef of Panzano and countless awards under her belt, Elise Wiggins is a known culinary titan of the dining scene and for good reason—this woman knows her stuff. Not only does she have a breadth of knowledge like no other—just ask her any question about Italy—it is her precision to detail and her infectious ... Read More »

Patrick Kelly Tapped as New Executive Chef of Panzano

Culinary Institute of America graduate, Patrick Kelly, now commands the popular northern Italian kitchen

Patrick Kelly, Panzano

When chef Elise Wiggins departed Panzano earlier this summer to focus on the launch of Cattivella, slated to open in Stapleton later this year, the self-described “naughty chef” left a massive void in the kitchen she’d overseen for more than a decade. Prior to Wiggins’s dynasty, the Northern Italian restaurant, adjacent to the Hotel Monaco, was commanded by Ben Davis, ... Read More »

7 Female Chefs Behind the 2016 WomenCook!

Meet the powerful women cooking this year

Carrie Shores

For a dozen years, WomenCook!—hosted by Work Options for Women (WOW)—has been bringing together female chefs in Denver to help women lift themselves out of poverty through meaningful employment in the food service industry. There are so many things we love about this event—not only does it support a noble cause, but it also showcases the brilliant women behind some of Denver’s ... Read More »

16 Chefs Share Their Secret Dinner Spots

The DO Chef Panel weighs in on hidden gems

We asked the DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel of over 70 chefs about the dinner spots they love, but no one knows about. Here are some of the best hidden gems and hole-in-the-walls in Denver, Boulder, and beyond to add to your list.   14 Chefs Share Secret Breakfast Spots 14 Chefs Share Secret Lunch Spots The DiningOut (DO) Chef Panel serves ... Read More »

The Latecomer’s Guide to Denver Restaurant Week

10 places where you still might nab a coveted reservation

Based on the recent activity on Visit Denver’s Restaurant Week website, reservations are going fast for this upcoming nine-day culinary orgy. Over 150 restaurants will be offering three or more courses for $30 per person and navigating the reservation process can be quite difficult. Don’t worry, we have done the hard work for you and compiled a list of 10 restaurants, ... Read More »