Landscape has everything to do with who Coloradans are and thus how they cook, eat, and drink. Ruggedness is a given: the cowboys and outlaws of the old Wild West have their modern-day equivalents in chefs and back-to-the-land enthusiasts who forage for forest mushrooms when they’re not tending to their beehives and chicken coops. This sense of adventure and emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients is imparted on every plate served in Denver and Boulder’s restaurants and eateries. Combined with a spotlight on cooking traditions from around the world, the Front Range dining scene has never felt so exciting and vibrant, all the while set against a singular backdrop: the Rocky Mountains.
Denver & Boulder Chef’s Table gathers the cities’ best chefs and restaurants under one roof, featuring recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the region’s most celebrated restaurants and showcasing full-color photos of mouth-watering dishes, award-winning chefs, and lots of local flavor.
“For the first time the hottest chefs and eateries in Denver-Boulder’s vibrant culinary scene are corralled in one volume. Foodies will discover must-visit restaurants as well as recipes that offer a true taste of Colorado and superlative photos by chef-photographer Chris Cina.”
––John Lehndorff, former dining critic, Rocky Mountain News, and food editor, Boulder Daily Camera
"Visually sumptuous and a darn fine read to boot, Denver & Boulder Chef’s Table takes readers on an engaging tour of top-shelf eateries and their signature recipes. Ruth Tobias’s effervescent prose makes this a must-have volume for the Front Range foodie.”
––Clay Fong, restaurant reviewer, Boulder Weekly
“If anyone knows her way around the Denver and Boulder food scene it’s Ruth Tobias, who is among the most adventurous and committed eaters I know. This spirited, well-researched book is a treasure.”
––Tucker Shaw, senior editor for features and entertainment, Denver Post