Five Denver chefs will take to the mountains on Saturday, October 18 for a third annual James Beard Foundation dinner, benefiting the organization's scholarship program. The multi-course meal, hosted at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash at 6 p.m., will see Paul Reilly of Beast + Bottle, Old Major's Justin Brunson, Alex Seidel of Fruition, Brandon Foster from Vesta Dipping Grill, and Jeff Osaka—whose Twelve Restaurant will close tomorrow, but has Osaka Ramen in the works—team up with two chefs from the ranch resort: Evan Treadwell and Benjie Puga.
Coming together, these chefs demonstrate Colorado's talent for handcrafted approaches, raising meat, and sustainability. Look for dishes like veal sweetbread saltimbocca from Seidel, Foster's sea scallop with sopressatta, a creation of roasted pheasant confit from Osaka, and the Devil's Thumb Ranch Wagyu strip loin that Treadwell will serve, among others. There will also be cocktails as well as wine pairings from the deLeuze family's ZD Wines in Napa.
The cost is a $200 donation per person, or $150 for JBF members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 970.726.7004. Devil's Thumb Ranch is also offering special lodging rates starting at $119 per night. Visit the website for more details.