Restaurants Participating in 2012

Check out the fantastic Durango restaurants that were featured in the 3rd annual Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase on Saturday May 5th & other 2012 DWE events! **

Cosmo Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. -  970.259.2898 -Friday Wine Seminar: Blind Tasting with a View: Blind Tasting the Master’s Way at 11am -Saturday Wine Seminar: “A Non-Partisan Investigation into the World of Bordeaux & It’s Varietals” at 11am -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -Cosmo has old favorite dishes combined with eclectic food combinations. Additionally, the historic Woolworth building has been transformed by creating an old world new world interior. Rooftop opens on May 1st!! Executive Chef/Owner - Chris Crowl  & Manager/Owner - James Allred **

Fox Fire Farms 5737 County Road 321 - 970.563.3186 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -La Plata County's only commercial vineyard and winery. Located on a 1100 acre organic farm. **
Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028 -Thursday Wine Seminar Location @ 11:00am -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm 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 **
Glacier Club 600 Glacier Club Dr. -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -Glacier Club - Luxury Mountain Living and Golf Community Jonathon Martinsen; Director of Food & Beverage Mike Alagna: Executive Chef **
Jean Pierre 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm 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". Executive-Chef Jerome Bleger; Chef Tiffany Bleger **
The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674 -Thursday Wine Dinner @ 6:00pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm 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. Barbara Helmer & Miguel Carrillo  – Chef/Owners
Lost Dog Bar And Lounge 1150 B Main Avenue - 970.259.0430 -Thursday Wine Seminar Location @ 1:00pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm The Lost Dog Bar And Lounge offers a casual dining atmosphere in our newly remodeled space, as well as outdoor dining in our exotic Tiki Bar Patio complete with its own lush landscaped terrace, carved tiki heads and waterfall. Local art adorns the walls inside which rotates with monthly Artist's Receptions. For the liquor connoisseur we have over 60 tequilas, 40 vodkas, 30 bourbons, 30 single malt scotches and 25 beers. We serve our complete menu seven days a week beginning at 11:30AM until 10PM Ann Morse, Owner -  Aaron Bornheim, Executive Chef -  Chris Stanton, Bar Manager **
Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave. 970.247.4433 -Friday Wine Dinner @ 7:30pm -Saturday Wine Seminar Location @ 1:00pm -Saturday Wine Seminar Location @ 2:00pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -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: Max Schon **
Olio - Food  Wine  Art  114 W. Grand Ave., Mancos 970.533.1381 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm Olio.  A delicious blend of Food, Wine, & Art located in the heart of Mancos. Jason Blankenship, Executive Chef & Owner **
The Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. 970.247.5707
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -Established 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. Ryan Lowe – Executive Chef **
PJ’s Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Crossing - 970.247.0100  At PJ’S you’ll experience the best in service supporting a wide variety of food items ranging from the necessities to rare treats. We provide fresh produce, meat and poultry, and a stellar deli and bakery, where you will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As our meat cutters often say we are turning back the clock in service, to attentive interactions so that you leave with exactly what you want. Unparalleled devotion to quality, and the highest standard of customer service bring a truly unique shopping experience to Trimble Crossing. **
Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. - 970.382.9790 -Thursday Wine Dinner @ 7:00pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm -Fresh, Seasonal and Local Cuisine. Seasons provides guests with the rustic charm of the seasons in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. Located on Main Avenue in the heart of downtown Durango, Seasons is near everything happening in town and the ambiance is always warm and friendly. The Seasons’ menu focuses on simple dishes prepared with exceptionally fresh ingredients. The warm, smoky flavors imparted by the wood-burning grill are featured in such classics as roast chicken, grilled center cut sirloin and fresh seafood. The menu changes seasonally but these standards remain constant. Wine is an integral part of the Seasons’ menu. Wines are chosen to complement the bold flavors of the menu and our selection provides a wide range of choices. Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners David Stewart, Executive Chef Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef Erin Gregory, Asst. GM **
Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. - 970.259.9200 -Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 3:30pm -Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 3:30pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm 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 Brewmaster Ken Martin, Brewer Spencer Roper Co-Founder Brian McEachron Co-Founder Kris Oyler **

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

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