What would our cities be?
What would our communities be?
Denver and Boulder have become powerhouses in terms of the quality of restaurant experiences and chefs we now boast. Contrast that to 1994, when my husband and I arrived in Denver from New York City and couldn’t even find a decent loaf of bread. Ironically, that same year, the Denver Bread Company opened, and now, we can buy bread directly from the same place that supplies some of the best restaurants in the area. If you’ve ever had their bread, you understand how big of a deal this is. Not to mention, they’ve been named in both Food & Wine and bon appetit as one of the best bakeries in the country. But, we digress.
This area of Colorado has become a food lover’s paradise, and with an incredible lifestyle and more than 300 days of sunshine each year, we’re able to attract some of the best food talent out there. Chef Lon Symensma, of the fantastic ChoLon [in our top 3 favorites in Denver], had his pick of anywhere in the country to build his vision for a modern Asian bistro, and thankfully [thankfully!], he chose Denver. Even Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes was a ski [really, snowboard] bum in Vail for a while, while working as a pastry chef at one of our resorts. Also, many people don’t know this, but Robert Redford worked as a janitor at The Sink in Boulder, while on baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado! Even he was part of our food landscape and history, and every job is an honorable one, to keep our restaurants humming.
We’re proud to be a part of it.
Check back because we’ll continue to tell you what is great here and brag on the extraordinary food scene that has emerged in this area.
Now, get out there and eat!
“…the waiters carried themselves with a quiet joy, as if their entire mission in life was to make their customers feel comfortable and well tended.”
― Julia Child, My Life in France