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.

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