By Bonacquisti Wine Co. Colorado may be a hotbed for rapid expansion of restaurants on both the regional and national level — see Chipotle and Noodle & Co., for example — but Tony Pasquini wants no part of playing the role of franchiser. Anymore. In fact, he’s going in reverse. He started selling off his Pasquini’s [...]
Wine and chocolate go together like, well, wine and chocolate. Two indulgent flavors simply deserve one another, which is why there isn’t a better analogy in our mind. And when it comes time to pick chocolates, it only makes sense to check out the artisan chocolate around the corner.
Getting winery owners Jackie and Mike Thompson to pick their all-time favorite Boulder Creek wine is probably as easy as asking them to pick their favorite child. It’s not a question they could answer, but at least with the wine, the couple can take a stab, picking five of the most notable offerings since the winery’s first vintage in 2003:
This first thing you’ll notice about Highland Tap & Burger (2219 W. 32nd Ave., Denver) is that it is not, in fact, a wine bar. Perhaps it’s the name, the endless flatscreens showcasing the Broncos, Nuggets or Avs (and Red Sox) or the 20 beers on tap that gives this little factoid away.
David Schneider’s restaurant career was firing high on all cylinders. The successful partner in the esteemed Bin 36 (renowned for its wine program) in Chicago also struck culinary gold with a seafood/sushi concept in the chic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.
There are two types of experiences you can have in a wine shop. The first is the simple browse the selection, read the shelf talkers and leave with a bottle of vino for the night. The second is the more intimate, get-to-know your shop keeper approach.
Boulder has an intimate food and beverage culture that is brought together by a passion to produce the best meals and drinks using, quite often, ingredients farmed from within driving distance of the city (our wines, included!).
If wine is the sauce to all food, than Vinny No Neck is the best friend to everything from duck ragu to beef brisket. Here are three great recipes to try next time you have a bottle of our Sangiovese/Merlot blend open.
We could ramble on with a million holiday cliches about family, trees, lights and a jolly ol’ fella from up north. They all make good stories, for sure. But let’s face it, we all have a one-track mind come the holiday season. We want good food and good wine to finish off the year with a glutinous feast that’ll make us prioritizing all health-related resolutions.
Boulder has been called a lot of amazing things in the food world as it’s become an epicenter for everything from farm-to-table concepts to a beer-drinkers heaven.