The pop-up dining craze is in full swing at LoDo's Studio F . This is the latest venture from chef James Mazzio, who also owns the fantastic (and adjoining) Red Star Deli . Located in the Ice House Building (in the former home of Mise en Place cooking school), Studio F serves "culinary entertainment" by hosting events where diners interact with local and national rising-star chefs. The long tables, limited seating (40 people per dinner), and flowing wine turn dinner out into a raucous dinner party.
At April's inaugural dinner, chef Charles Dale (Terra Restaurant  in Santa Fe) served an elegant five-course meal paired with wines from Colorado's Sutcliffe Vineyards . The menu: tuna tartare; asparagus soup with house-smoked ruby trout; scallop and pork belly with celery root purée; chile-rubbed beef short ribs with poblano mac and mushrooms (pictured); and butterscotch pot de crème with gingersnaps.
Heads up: The next dinner features the Inventing Room 's Ian Kleinman, who is known for his forays into molecular gastronomy . The menu for the May 18–26 dinners includes liquid nitrogen bruschetta popcorn and a cocktail of Maker's Mark, lime juice, and ginger beer poured over maple syrup cotton candy.
1801 Wynkoop St. Suite 175, 303-226-9460