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:
Course 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
Course 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
Course 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
Course 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
Course 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
Course 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
Wine 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.
Opening 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.