Denver’s trend of farm-to-table dining is quickly growing with seasonal menus filled with local fare. Here are five eateries sure to satisfy the most determined locavore.
duo: Located in the Highland neighborhood, this laid back eatery partners up with numerous local farms including Grant Family, Cure Organic and Red Wagon. Environmentally focused, Duo is a participant in Eat Greener Denver. Sweet bonus: Pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom has been winning awards all over town recently for her delectable desserts.
2413 W. 32nd Ave.; 303-477-4141
Poteger: Working with numerous local farms and purveyors, Poteger’s menu changes monthly based on seasonal and organic ingredients. Partially wind-powered, you’ll find eco-friendly practices to be a base at this farm-to-table restaurant. DIY: Learn to replicate the style in one of executive chef and owner Teri Rippeto’s cooking classes.
1109 Ogden; 303.832.5788
Beatrice & Woodsley: This South Broadway mainstay brings together rustic and modern in décor while blending European and Western flavors using seasonal and local ingredients and the creativity of executive chef Pete List.
38 S. Broadway; 303-777-3505
Panzano: The cuisine may be Northern Italian, but the seasonal ingredients used in this upscale downtown establishment shout Colorado. Organic, fair-trade and sustainable are baselines for executive chef Elise Wiggins’ kitchen.
909 17th St.; 303-296-3525
Z Cuisine: With “simplicity and authenticity,” chef Patrick DuPays creates a fresh Parisian menu while following the “whispers of the season.” Don’t be surprised if you see the Z chefs at your local farmers market picking up a few organic ingredients for dinner tonight.
2239 W. 30th Ave.; 303-477-1111
Flickr photo via Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden