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Leah A. Deane, sommelier, wine festival guru and event coordinator. District Sales Manager and Graduate Level Wine Specialist for Republic National Distributing & Grand Vin, WSET Advanced Certified, previously with Premium Port Wines. Loves Bacon. Email Leah at [email protected] Call Leah at 970.779.0031

RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN 2018

Durango’s hippest Chefs, your favorite & brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 8th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

Animas Brewing Company 1560 E. 2nd Ave.  – 970.403.8850
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owner: Scott Bickert
animaschocolatecompany.com
 

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rew Pub & Kitchen 117 West College Dr. – 970.259.5959
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
BREW Pub & Kitchen was opened in downtown Durango in March of 2013, by long time locals, Erik & Lainie Maxson with a focus on creating amazing hand crafted beer and delicious fresh food made from scratch. We hand craft our own spectacular beers and feature unique beers from other Colorado breweries as well as wonderful wines & select spirits. BREW is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. We make nearly every item from scratch and feature locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan & kid friendly.
Owners: Erik & Lainie Maxson
brewpubkitchen.com
 

carver_logoCarver Brewing Co.1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
– Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Since 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz, Head Brewer: Patrick Josecarverbrewing.com

ChimayoChimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Chimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens.
Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday.
Executive Chef/Owner: Michael Lutfy, Owner/General Manager: Birgitte Lutfy
chimayodurango.com

Cyprus CafeCyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Thursday Wine Dinner : Spring has Sprung! @ 6:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Owner: Alison Dance
www.cypruscafe.com

Derailed Pour House 725 Main Ave. –  970.247.5440
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owners: Lisa and Todd Gibson
derailedpourhouse.com

El Moro

El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
-Friday Spirit Seminar: “Amaro at El Moro” @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
-Sunday Brunch 9-2pm
Modern Rustic Cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
General Manager: Dave Woodruff

elmorotavern.com

Eolus 5121, 919 Main Ave. 970.259.2898
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owner: James Allred & Chris Crowl
eolusdurango.com

Hwy 3 Roadhouse and oyster BarHighway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702

-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Hwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Executive Chef: Chuck Norton
nortonscatering.com

KennebecThe Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available.
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners: Barbara Helmer & Chef Miguel Carrillo

kennebeccafe.com

Ore House

Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm.
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. The dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado.
Chef owned & operated, you can expect high-end steakhouse cuisine served by a warm & attentive yet refined service staff. You will always find hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal local ingredients on the menu. The Ore House is also well known for their extensive Whiskey & Wine collection as well as an ever evolving craft cocktail menu.
Chef/Owner: Ryan Lowe
Executive Chef: Cliff Bornheim

orehouserestaurant.com

Rochester Hotel 726 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.385.1920
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm

Owner: Kirk Komick
www.rochesterhotel.com

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Classic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Owners: Karen and Wayne Barger
seasonsofdurango.com

SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm on the deck.
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm in the courtyard.
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Steamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
Co-Founders: Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler
steamworksbrewing.com

 

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Riedel Wine Stemware Seminar on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00am

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Wine Seminar: Riedel Wine Stemware
Strater Hotel, Oak Room- 699 Main Ave.
Riedel, the world’s premier wine glass maker, knows that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass.  Sample the difference in the taste, bouquet and flavor of wine between regular glassware and varietal Riedel stemware under the tutelage of Doug Reed, Riedel regional manager. Join us for an hour of learning by doing hands-on taste comparisons. We will taste four different grape varietals. The best part… you keep your four-pack of Riedel Vinum XL Tasting Stems ($123 value) after the tasting!
The box includes a Bordeaux, Montrachet, Burgundy and Sauvignon Blanc glass.

“The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make.”
– Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate

Guest Speaker: Doug Reed, Riedel Glassware
Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass”  
$ 75 per person

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PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN 2015

Fifteen of Durango’s hippest Chefs, your favorite & brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 5th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 25th, 2015!
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

Brew Pub & Kitchen
117 West College Dr. – 970.259.5959
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Participant @ 4:00 pm (pouring at Durango Coffee Company)
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
BREW Pub & Kitchen was opened in downtown Durango in March of 2013, by long time locals, Erik & Lainie Maxson with a focus on creating amazing hand crafted beer and delicious fresh food made from scratch. We hand craft our own spectacular beers and feature unique beers from other Colorado breweries as well as wonderful wines & select spirits. BREW is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. We make nearly every item from scratch and feature locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan & kid friendly.
Executive Chef- Corey Weigand
brewpubkitchen.com

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Carver’s Brewing Co.1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
– Thursday Beer Seminar: How Beer is Made @ 3:00pm
– Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
carver_logoSince 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz
Head Brewer: Patrick Jose

carverbrewing.com

**

Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
ChimayoChimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens.
Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday.
Executive Chef: Michael Lutfy
GM: Birgitte Lutfy

chimayodurango.com

**

Cyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Friday Wine Seminar: How to Pack the Perfect Picnic @ 3:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Cyprus CafeEnjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Executive Chef/Owner- Alison Dance
Chef- Vera Hansen

www.cypruscafe.com

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ENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
enoDurango’s newest coffee/wine/tapas bar is an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what we believe are the finer things in life, gourmet coffee, fine wine and tapas. Our by the glass menu is ever changing, bringing you a world of wine one glass at a time. In addition, we offer wine flights for the curious and obscurities for the connoisseur. We feature locally roasted organic fair trade coffees from Desert Sun Coffee Roasters as well as artisan cheeses from James Ranch and Linnaea farms. Established in May of 2010, ENO was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such delicacies.
Executive Chef/Owner- Alison Dance
Chef- Vera Hansen

enodurango.com

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El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
-Thursday Wine Dinner: Rocky Mountain Wines @ 6:00pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Gin @ 1:00 pm
ElMoro_WordPressnew-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
-Sunday Brunch 9-2pm
Modern Rustic Cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Executive Chef- Sean Clark
General Manager- Dave Woodruff

elmorotavern.com

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Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Jean-Pierre
Downtown Durango “Le Cafe Chic & Wine Bar.” Jean Pierre Bakery specializes in French bakery items, French Cuisine, and Wine bar.  Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Jean Pierre Bakery is recommended by “Lonely Planet” and the “Michelin Guide”.
Jean-Pierre Blege: owner, Pete Cardwell: General Manager, John Mehl: Employee extraordinaire
jeanpierrebakery.com

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Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028
–Thursday Luncheon: French Influence on Vietnamese Cuisine @11am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Italian Wine & Fashion Show @7:30 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @3:00 pm
Guidos logoHere at Guido’s you will find traditional authentic Trattoria cooking using local farm fresh ingredients whenever possible. We encourage our guests to experience the true Italian way of dining. Our Chefs travel to Italy each year and bring their Italian food experiences back to share with you here at Guido’s. The original Guido’s opened in October of 2001. Come visit us at our new expanded location with our seasonal pet friendly patio at 1201 Main Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Durango. We invite you to experience a completely unique dining and shopping experience.
Executive Chef- Susan Devereaux

guidosfavoritefoods.com
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Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Hwy 3 Roadhouse and oyster BarHwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Executive Chef- Chuck Norton
nortonscatering.com

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The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
– Wine Dinner:  Small Bites–Big Nights–A Taste of Italy @ 7:00 pm
Kennebec-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available.
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners: Barbara Helmer & Chef Miguel Carrillo

kennebeccafe.com

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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Saturday Wine Seminar:  Riedel Wine Stemware @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
Mahogany GrilleWelcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
Executive Chef- Rob Blythe

mahoganygrille.com
**

Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Friday Wine Seminar: Steak & Red Wine Components @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm.
Ore House LogoEstablished in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. The dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado.
Chef owned & operated, you can expect high-end steakhouse cuisine served by a warm & attentive yet refined service staff. You will always find hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal local ingredients on the menu. The Ore House is also well known for their extensive Whiskey & Wine collection as well as an ever evolving craft cocktail menu.
Chef & Owner- Ryan Lowe
Chef- Cliff Bornheim

orehouserestaurant.com
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday Wine Dinner “Tour de France” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SEASONSClassic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Owners- Karen and Wayne Barger
Executive Chef -David Stewart
seasonsofdurango.com
**

Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm on the deck.
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm in the courtyard.
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef- Sean Clark
Brewmaster- Ken Martin, Brewer- Spencer Roper
Co-Founders- Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler
steamworksbrewing.com

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Yardbird Eatery 139 E. 5th St. – 970.259.1377
Yardbird Eatery logo-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Inspired by the Southern roots of nationally recognized Chef Neal Drysdale, Yardbird offers real-deal Southern Cuisine in Durango, CO.  A completely from scratch menu of natural, organic, and local when available products keep the menu fresh and seasonal.  You will be able to taste the passion we put into our food!
Chef & Owner- Neal Drysdale

www.yardbirdeatery.com
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WALK-ABOUT DURANGO TASTING LOCATIONS ARE SET FOR 2015!

WALK-ABOUT DURANGO TASTING
Friday, April 24th, 2015 4:00pm- 7:00pm 

2015 Walk- About Durango Locations:

1.  Artesanos | 700 E. 2nd Ave. | 970-259-5755
2. Azul Gallery | 781 Main Ave. | 970.375.7742
3. Blu Boutique | 651 Main Ave. | 970.259.9554
4. Cocktails & Creations | 600 Main Ave. | 970.764.4296
5. Durango Coffee Company | 730 Main Ave. |970.259.2059
6. Renae Marie Apparel & Gifts |809 Main Ave. | 970.247.1982
7.  Rochester Hotel & Bar Courtyard |726 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.385.1920
8. Rose Duds |801 B. Main Ave. | 970.759.7883
9. Silk Sparrow | 801 Main Ave. | 970.382.0033
10. Sorrel Sky Gallery |828 Main Ave. | 970.247.3555
11. Steamworks Brewing Co. Patio |801 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.259.9200
12. There’s No Place Like Home |820 Main Ave. | 970.385.7300
13. Urban Market 865 Main Ave. | 970.259.0472

 

WALK-ABOUT DURANGO TASTING
Friday, April 24th, 2015 4:00pm- 7:00pm
Experience hundreds of wines, beer and spirits featured with light appetizers at multiple downtown Durango locations.
The “Walk-About” is our signature, multi-location, tasting event. You will not only get a taste of wine, but a true taste of downtown Durango! Wineries will be featured at some of our favorite Durango galleries, boutiques and outdoor spaces, all within a block or two of one another. Follow the locator map on the back of the event program and look for the “Welcome” flags at each location.
Each participant will receive one 2015 DWE souvenir Riedel wine glass for use at the tasting. $45pp*

Get your tickets online or at the DWE Event Office the week of the event. (Tickets cannot be purchased at the door of the “Walk-About” locations. You must bring your id and stop by the DWE Event Office in the Strater Hotel Lobby to pick up your wristband and wine glass before proceeding to a Walk-About location.)

Do you think you can make it to all of the Walk-About locations? 


View Durango Wine Experience 2015 Walk- About Durango Locations in a larger map

Walk- About Durango Locations are set for 2014!

The Walk- About Durango Locations are set for 2014!
1. Azul Gallery | 781 Main Ave. | 970.375.7742
2. Blu Boutique | 651 Main Ave. | 970.259.9554
3. Cocktails & Creations | 858 Main Ave. | 970.764.4296
4. Durango Coffee Company | 730 Main Ave. |970.259.2059
5. Four Leaves Winery | 528 Main Ave. | 970.403.8182
6. Overland |564 Main Ave. |970.259.2005
7. Renae Marie Apparel & Gifts |809 Main Ave. | 970.247.1982
8. Rochester Hotel Courtyard |726 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.385.1920
9. Rose Duds |801 B. Main Ave. | 970.759.7883
10. Sorrel Sky Gallery |828 Main Ave. | 970.247.3555
11. Steamworks Brewing Co. Patio |801 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.259.9200
12. There’s No Place Like Home |820 Main Ave. | 970.385.7300
13. Urban Market | 865 Main Ave. | 970.259.0472

Join us!
Durango Wine Experience
Walk-About Durango Tasting
Friday April 25th, 2014
4:00- 7:00pm

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 2014

RESTAURANTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN 2014

4th Annual Restaurant Showcase 

6512′ Restaurant & Lounge 152 East College Dr. – 970.247.9083
6512websitelogo-Thursday Seminar: “Tequila & Mescal @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owners: Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley; GM: Colin Brunson
Executive Chef: Phillip Fresquez

6512restaurant.com

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Carver’s Brewing 1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
-Thursday Beer Dinner: Spring Beer Dinner @ 6pm
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
carver_logoSince 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz
Head Brewer: Jeff Albarella

carverbrewing.com

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Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Friday Wine Luncheon: Southwest Flavors & Wines @ 1:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
ChimayoChimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens. Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday. 
Executive Chef: Michael Lutfy
GM: Birgitte Lutfy

chimayodurango.com

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El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
ElMoro_WordPressnew-Friday Wine Dinner: Spain & N.W. Portugal @ 7:00pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Bourbon in Cocktails @ 1:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
-Sunday Brunch 9-2pm
Modern Rustic Cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
General Manager: Dave Woodruff

elmorotavern.com

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Eolus Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. –  970.259.2898
eolus-logo-Thursday Seminar: Wait, Wait, Let Me Taste That! @ 11:00 am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Napa [email protected] 7:30pm
-Saturday Master Wine Seminar: So You Think You Can Taste? @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Executive Chef/Owner – Chris Crowl
Manager/Owner 
– James Allred
eolusdurango.com

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 Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028

Guidos logo Guidos logo -Thursday Wine Luncheon: Spanish Picnic @ 11:00am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Corvina on the Catwalk @ 7:30pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Authentic Italian Trattoria. Specializing in Seafood, Hand Made Pasta Dishes, Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Scaloppini, Lasagna Bolognese and Grilled Steaks. Award Winning Wine List. Amazing Daily Specials. Durango’s Only Dog Friendly Main Avenue Patio. Serving Lunch and Dinner. European Gourmet Market providing hand cut meats and cheeses.
Susan Devereaux – Executive Chef
guidosfavoritefoods.com
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Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702
Nortons-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
The Hwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Chuck Norton – Executive Chef
Manager: Shawn Fergusson
www.nortonscatering.com
**

Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Jean-Pierre
Downtown Durango “Le Cafe Chic & Wine Bar.” Jean Pierre Bakery specializes in French bakery items, French Cuisine, and Wine bar.  Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Jean Pierre Bakery is recommended by “Lonely Planet” and the “Michelin Guide”.
Jean-Pierre Blege: owner, Pete Cardwell: General Manager, John Mehl: Employee extraordinaire
jeanpierrebakery.com

The Kennebec  #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Thursday Wine Dinner Small Bites–Big Night – Tastes of the Mediterranean @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
KennebecThe Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available.
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday,
Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners- Barbara Helmer & Miguel Carrillo
kennebeccafe.com

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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Thursday Wine Dinner: Passport Dinner: Legends of the Wine World @ 7:30pm
-Friday Wine Seminar: Old World Debates New World, @11am
-Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
-Saturday “Wine versus Beer” Dinner @ 7:30 pm
Mahogany GrilleWelcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
Executive Chef: Rob Blythe

mahoganygrille.com

**

Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Friday Wine Seminar: Sustainability @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
OreHouse-NewEstablished in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango’s oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand-cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, sustainable wild caught seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.
Executive Chef- Ryan Lowe
orehouserestaurant.com

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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday Wine Dinner “Stuhlmuller Vineyards” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SEASONSClassic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners
David Stewart, Executive Chef Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef
Erin Gregory, Asst. GM
seasonsofdurango.com

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Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef- Sean Clark
Brewmaster- Ken Martin, Brewer- Spencer Roper
Co-Founders- Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler
steamworksbrewing.com

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Register now for a Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase Table!

Durango Wine Experience
Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase 2014
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you ready to show off? Wine loving locals and culinary tourists from around the country are en route to experience your culinary prowess!
Register today, the DWE Restaurant Showcase tables are filling up fast!