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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



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



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



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



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
– James Allred

 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

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

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

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


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



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


Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-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


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