While Colorado is battling a freaky streak of rain that has caused severe flooding, significant damage, and many business closures including restaurants, the Denver FIVE group is furiously preparing for serving dinner at the James Beard House.
The five chefs - Matt Selby of Corner House, Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall, Sean Yontz of the recently closed El Diablo, and Brian Laird of the soon-to-open Sarto's- along with a beverage team, arrived in New York City two days ago and are only hours away from unveiling a sold-out dinner that will be served to 80 guests.
So, how are the five chefs representing Colorado? The procession and diversity of dishes to be served is impressive and includes sous-vide buffalo brisket served with Colorado porcini mushrooms and Colorado lamb sweetbreads among the hors d'oeuvres. The dinner menu features dishes like buttermilk fried Colorado rabbit posole, Colorado Newsham pork, and Alamosa bass. Five wines, not made in Colorado, and other beverages are served with the dinner.
The price tag for the dinner was $175 per person. This is the sixth year of existence for the Denver FIVE and the sixth sold-out dinner at the James Beard House --going strong!
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