The final Denver dinner from the Denver FIVE™ was a huge luau in downtown Denver. The old District Meats space was decked out with luau gear to welcome us and send the FIVE™ chefs off to their out-of-state dinner this month at the James Beard House in NY.
Drinks came quickly out the bar, featuring tropical inspired cocktails and summer wines: “Muay Thai” Mai Tais, “Ernest Goes to Rio” Hemingway Daiquiris, and “Road to Singapore” Straights Slings.
Delicious fish and tomato appetizers were also passed around for guests to nibble on while the luau buffet lined up.
Chef Brian solidified that this was his event by bringing out and carving an entire kalua pig.
The other 4 chefs each prepared a luau inspired dish that was served buffet-style. Here’s the “before and after” of what my glorious plate looked like after a trip down the line (cocktail to go with it all, of course!):
I may have gone back for seconds.
Following this epic meal, the FIVE™ team took off to New York for a dinner at the James Beard House, which cost New Yorkers a pretty $170. Denver FIVE™ returns to Denver on October 21st with a meal for $75, making this a real bargain you should all get your hands on.