On Wednesday, Westword reviewed Glazed by Sasa in the Congress Park area. Critic Gretchen Kurtz applauded the combination of savory and sweet in the restaurant, which is a joint vision between chef-owner Wayne Conwell and Heather Alcott, owner of Glaze Baum Cakes. Together, they have created a fun concept that combines sushi and Japanese-style pastries. Kurtz described the sushi as elegant, thoughtful, and a perfectly savory match to the sophisticated desserts. The signature dessert is a baum cake, which required certification from a Japanese baumkuchen master, who flew to Denver to train Alcott's pastry chefs. While small details such as service and timing received some negative remarks, Kurtz said Glaze by Sasa is a sweet combination.
The Denver Post gave three stars to Gozo, a contemporary italian restaurant on South Broadway, this week. Restaurant reviewer William Porter raved about the atmosphere, service, and most importantly, the food. He described the italian food as both hearty and delicate at the same time, exemplifying true culinary creativity. Much of the menu comes courtesy of a wood-fire oven. Porter considers Gozo one of the better additions to the dining scene in 2014, and said it's a 'must-visit' spot for Mile High Diners.