Denver Restaurant Week, a two-week event taking place between February 23 and March 8, is upon us and participating restaurants - over 240 of them- are gearing up for the celebrations. The Squeaky Bean, the LoDo eatery where chef Max MacKissock runs the stoves, opted against participating in Denver Restaurant Week, but there are good news.
The Bean crew decided to offer two special and memorable dining experiences during those weeks in February and March. The goal of doing its own version of Denver Restaurant Week was to showcase the restaurant's unique style and identity, as well as to create relationships with new diners. The first week, February 23 through March 1, will be dedicated to celebrating the 118th birthday of French culinary pioneer Fernand Point. Point, often considered to be the father of modern French cuisine, earned three Michelin stars and trained a variety of French master chefs throughout his tenure. The French chef was well-known for his extremely fresh and daily inspired menus, which his wife would handwrite each day prior to service.
The second week, March 2 through March 8, brings an homage to Italian innovator Gualtiero Marchesi. Much like Point, Marchesi is widely considered to be the father of modernist cuisine in his home country of Italy. His avant-garde technique in preparation and plating ultimately earned him Italy's first three Michelin Star rating.
Four courses with pairings will be offered for $52.80 per person. Reservations can be made at 303.623.2665.
· Denver Restaurant Week [Denver.Org]
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