The interactive dining experience, from table-side preparations to birds-eye views of the kitchen, is a strong movement in the restaurant world across the country. The more fanatical diners become about food— a positive development for the hospitality world— the more restaurants find ways to keep up with them and engage them in the cooking experience even in a voyeuristic way.
The chef's counter is the trend that stays, one that provides diners with an interactive experience. Denver's best chefs counters are diverse: Some are old and some are brand new (Hello, Cattivella!), some are tiny (To the Wind) and some larger (El Five), but all of them give diners a literal front row seat to the kitchen. As always, if we missed your favorite, reach out through the tipline and we'll consider an addition.
Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which Acorn resides.Read More