Forty dining enthusiasts, lucky enough to score a ticket, gathered last weekend for the December edition of the Silver Spork Social, an underground supper club. Unaware of the ultimate location of the festivities, they assembled in an old Victorian house located off 23rd and Arapahoe that was arranged by Jorgen Jensen of Urban Market Partners, a longtime partner of Silver Spork Social. Simple drinks and thoughtful bites created by the team from Aspen's famed the Little Nell got their appetites going while they toured a relic of Denver's history.
Revelers were whisked inside the Junction Box, where the main event was to unfold under the direction of master of ceremonies Paul Laurie and his partner Kim Genung. The whimsical decor was anchored by the mountain ranch theme of the dinner with saddles and ranch-themed art adorning the walls of the warehouse.
The Dollhouse Thieves played libe tunes while chefs Matthew Padilla, Keith Theodore, and Matthew Zubrod of Element 47 prepared a stunning five course meal paired with cocktails created by bartender Dylan Holcomb of Beatrice and Woodsley. There were blindfolds and sporks and drinks and laughter and smoke from the makeshift kitchen, all part of what likely is Denver's most charming dining experience.
Photo credit: Jantzen Hawkins and Ivy Lynn