Potager Restaurant & Wine Bar, Denver’s original farm-to-table restaurant, still feels like a hidden gem in Capitol Hill with a romantic patio out back. Now comes word the chef and owner Teri Rippeto sold the restaurant that opened 23 years ago to Paul and Eileen Warthen, the current chef and beverage manager, respectively, according to Westword.
The couple, who have helmed the restaurant for the past two years, plan to continue the seasonal menus and local ingredients when they officially take over on April 29. For 10 years, chef de cuisine Paul Warthen ran an 800-acre farm and restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley before landing in Denver, while Eileen Warthen grew up in New York and is a certified sommelier.
Current menu items include curried white bean soup, baked Pacific prawns on toast, a hot fried duck leg, and fennel pollen-dusted hake. Must-order dishes from the member of the Eater 38 include the twice-baked lemon-chevre souffle and Corner Post Farm wood-oven, herb-roasted chicken.
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