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

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


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


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


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


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


Jean-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”.
Jean-Pierre Blege: owner, Pete Cardwell: General Manager, John Mehl: Employee extraordinaire


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


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


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

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

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

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-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

Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
-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


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

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