RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN 2017

Durango's hippest Chefs, your favorite & brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 7th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 6, 2017!

Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!
Animas Chocolate Company 2800 Main Ave.  - 970.317.5761 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm Animas Chocolate Company was inspired by the beauty and nature of the Animas River, and all of the majesty that surrounds it—bringing that splendor and history into simple, yet elegant chocolate. Our handcrafted truffles, bars, and chocolate confections are made using the highest quality chocolate and only simple ingredients.  We use locally sourced ingredients when we can, and our products have no added preservatives-creating fresh and unique flavors in each piece. We take our slogan from the river’s historical name, Rio de las Animas Perdidas, meaning The River of Lost Souls. When applied to Animas Chocolate Company, we invite you to - Lose your Soul to Chocolate... Executive Chef: Carley Snider animaschocolatecompany.com


brew-logo-reverseNEWBrew 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. Executive Chef: Beau Linborg 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 carverbrewing.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: Michael Lutfy GM: Birgitte Lutfy chimayodurango.com



Cyprus CafeCyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884 -Thursday Wine Seminar:Merlot. Is it Me you’re looking for? @ 3:00pm -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 Chef: Vera Hansen www.cypruscafe.com



El Moro

El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555 -Friday Cocktail Seminar: "Talk Derby to Me: The Importance of the Craft Spirit Industry" @ 3:00 pm -Friday Wine Dinner: "Pinot noir, You're a STAR" @ 7:00 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



enoENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm Durango’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. Owner: Alison Dance Chef: Vera Hansen enodurango.com



fifth street eatery logo blkFifth Street Eatery 139 E. 5th St.970.259.1377 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm Inspired by the Southern roots of nationally recognized Chef Neal Drysdale, Fifth Street Eatery 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! Owner: Anne Drysdale Executive Chef: John Schwarz fifthstreeteatery.com



Guido's Favorite Foods  1201 Main Ave. - 970.259.5028
- Thursday Luncheonar: “Study on Sangiovese: Tuscany in the Springtime” 1:00pm - Friday Winemaker Dinner: “Fashion Show!” 7:30pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm Guido’s started as a Gourmet Market in 2001 by Sean Devereaux or “Guido” as the locals know him. Sean went to culinary school in Castiglione d’Asti Italy to fulfill his passion for cooking all things Italian. He lived in Italy with wife Susan where she also studied culinary passions and Italian Language. You will often find Susan speaking Italian to the many Italian tourists that visit Guido’s. Guido’s evolved over the years into a restaurant, Bar, Gelateria and market (gastronomia). Guido’s is Family owned and operated with Daughter Amber joining her mother in 2013. Guido’s is not an American Italian experience. Food enthusiasts seek us out for a truly authentic Italian experience. This energetic Trattoria serves up Roman style pizza, handmade pasta and panini, with a seasonal menu, full bar, all Italian wine list and more. Guido’s is authentic to a fault where you will find each dish served exactly like you will find it in Italy.
Executive Chef/Owner: Susan Devereaux General Manager: Amber Jacin http://guidospizzapastapanini.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



Jean PierreJean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm 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”. Owner: Jean-Pierre Bleger GM: Rebecca Bleger jeanpierrebakery.com



KennebecThe Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674 - Wednesday Wine Dinner:  "Five Course Dinner Paired with Wines"  @ 7:00 pm - Thursday Wine Dinner:  "Small Bite | Big Nights: Tapas & Wine Pairing" @ 7:00 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



Mahogany GrilleMahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  - 970.247.4433 -Friday Wine Dinner: "Bouche & Bubs" @ 7:00 pm - Saturday Wine Seminar:”Contours & Climate in Cabernet” 1pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm Welcome 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: Neal Drysdale mahoganygrille.com



Ore House

Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707 -Friday Wine Seminar: "Argentina: Steak, Wine, & Tango" @ 11:00 am -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



Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790 ~SPONSOR~ -Thursday Wine seminar:"Foods you Hate to Love | Wines you Love to Hate" @ 11am -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 DWE-Header-2011-wine-glass.jpg

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
** 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 ** 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 ** 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-PierreDowntown 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 ** 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 **   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 ** 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 ** 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 ** 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 ** 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 **

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 ** 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 ** 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 ** 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 ** 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 **
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
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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-PierreDowntown 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 ** 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 ** 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 ** 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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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!

2014 Photo Gallery

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Durango Wine Experience 2014 Poster DWE 2014 Postcard frontdwe-logo-vertical-2014-web             Durango Wine Experience in the News:Eric Anesi, Owner of Gauchezco Vineyard & Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, pours wine at Azul Gallery during the Wine Experience Walk-About Durango Friday night. More than just a glass of red, white or rosé By Ann Butler, Durango Herald

Wine fest a success By Pamela Hasterok, Culinary Corner, Durango Herald 

Wines of the times  By Pamela Hasterok,  Durango Herald In The Neighborhood: A Taste of Colorado Durango got a taste of sunshine, rain, and wine at the 2014 Wine Experience. -4 Corners TV Durango Wine Experience Interview on Inside Durango TV Inside Durango News 4-10-14