4:00 pm—7:00 pm
Student Commons Building Third Floor Solarium
Follow the journey of food in Denver from dreams of gold to fine dining on LODO patios, as Spinner reads stories from her book and answers your questions about local culinary history.
Denver Food is special because of the heart and soul of its chefs and culinary teams. From the earliest days in the late 1800’s to the current culinary explosion happening in the last few years, Denver chefs and restaurateurs had passion and a propensity for taking risks. Many came to Denver looking for fresh opportunities and a clean slate devoid of a clear signature style of cuisine. These innovative individuals were able to grow professionally in artistic ways that have left a mark on Denver and its cuisine. The beauty of Denver Food is that it is diverse, daring, and rooted in the slow food and seasonal cuisine movements. Denver chefs will sacrifice price and position in favor of best practices and using the most incredible, freshest ingredients that are available. The most popular Denver chefs now are inspiring home cooks toward these same practices, evidenced by the rise of urban farming across the Denver Metropolitan region.
Light food will be served, books will be available for purchase, and the event is open to all - please RSVP here.
Simone FM Spinner earned her master of humanities exploring the aesthetics of wine at the University of Colorado Denver. She also created and earned the first degree in the study and business of wine for Metropolitan State University of Denver. She holds sommelier credentials from Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Court of Master Sommeliers, Spanish Wine Academy and the Society of Wine Educators. She is earning her PhD in cultural studies, studying the effects of climate change on global wine culture and the wine industry from Lisbon Consortium. Simone owns Wine Rocks & Chasing Grapes, LLC., focused on wine-related consulting, writing, education, seminars, and wine events.