Dinner Under the Stars


Dinner Under the Stars


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Blanc Event Center

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Dinner Under the Stars

Celebrate the best that Denver’s culinary scene has to offer in a curated 5 course meal designed by Denver’s hottest chefs and hosted outside with a view of the awe-inspiring Colorado skyline.

Dinner Under the Stars Menu:

Kelly WhitakerCourse 1: Kelly Whitaker, Cart Drive | Charcuterie / Crudo

Charcuterie / Crudo: Kampachi crudo, la quercia speck, binchotan pineapple, benne seed

Pairing: Terredora, Fiano Di Avellino – Campania, Italy 2014

Dana RodriguezCourse 2: Dana Rodriguez, Work & Class | Salad

Salad: Colorado peaches, grilled shishito peppers fruition farm ricotta cheese, arugula and honey-citrus vinaigrette.

Pairing: Schloss Johannisberg, Riesling Gelblack – Rheingau, Germany 2014

Alex SeidelCourse 3: Alex Seidel, Mercantile/Fruition | Pan Roasted Cobia

Pan Roasted Cobia: Shiro Dashi, Cauliflower, Shiitake Mushrooms, Toasted nori

Pairing: Roman Collet, Chablis Montmains – Burgundy, France 2013

Paul ReillyCourse 4: Paul Reilly, Beast & Bottle | Salt Cod Ravioli

Salt Cod Ravioli: Pepperonata, olive, caper berry, marjoram butter

Pairing: Michel Niellon, Chassagne-Montrachet – Burgundy, France 2013

Amos WattsCourse 5: Amos Watts, Old Major | Pork and Lobster Sausage

Pork and Lobster Sausage: Colorado grits, clams, heirloom tomato, lobster gravy

Pairing: Chateau D’Esclans, Rock Angel Rose – Provence, France 2015

Mark MetzgerCourse 6: Mark Metzger, Jill’s at the St. Julien Hotel | Palisade Peach Melba

Palisade Peach Melba: Raspberry caramel, mascarpone panna cotta, marcona almond

Pairing: Nicolas, Sauternes – Bordeaux, France 2012

Damon OrnowskiWine pairings designed by Master Sommelier Damon Ornowski of Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits
Damon Ornowski, Master Sommelier, is the Vail Corridor Key Account Wine Specialist for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Colorado. He assists the Court of Master Sommelier in education and testing. He has a passion for the Colorado mountains, Nordic skiing, bicycle riding, and his family.

Lynn HouseOpening remarks and cocktail by Lynn House
Lynn House is the National Brand Educator for Heaven Hill Brands. With twenty-five years in the hospitality industry, she was the Chief Mixologist at Blackbird, Graham Elliot and The Drawing Room in Chicago. In 2012, she was the winner of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America’s “Call for the Cocktails” Competition.

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