September 11 2009, 10:53 AM
Locavores may already be dedicated to the cause, but for those who find eating locally a challenge, Harvest Week is an excellent introduction (and education) into Colorado's exceptional products. From September 12 to 18, some of the 50-plus members of Denver's Independent Network of Restaurants (DINR) present menus featuring locally produced food and beverages. Think locally raised goat shoulder and goat leg from Beatrice & Woodsley, grilled peach salad from Locanda del Borgo, young dandelion salad from 1515 Restaurant, and summer-squash corn chowder with dill pesto from Tables. Bonus: Harvest Week is also a celebration of Colorado-produced wines, beers, and spirits. Check menus for championed sips from Leopold's Bros. liquors, Stranahan's whiskey, and local craft breweries and wineries. For more info, or to preview menus, click here.