Colorado offers numerous opportunities to explore your love of food. From acclaimed restaurants to food tours of your favorite Colorado cities, you can indulge your foodie inclinations with some of the best gastronomic offerings in the country.
Visit 'America's Foodiest Town'
Named America's Foodiest Town in 2010 by Bon Appetit magazine, Boulder offers a plethora of foodie-friendly destinations. Among these is The Kitchen on Pearl Street, a uniquely eco-friendly restaurant featuring dishes like lamb burgers, garlic fries, and brandy shakes. The restaurant features largely recycled furniture and decorations (the overhead lights are made of recycled lab beakers), and the food is mostly from local suppliers. Power at The Kitchen comes from Colorado wind farms, and nearly everything the restaurant uses is recycled, from the compostable takeout containers to the cooking oil. Make your reservations at www.opentable.com/the-kitchen-reservations-boulder?rid=3482&ref=1068.
Try a high-altitude culinary escape
If just dropping by a restaurant doesn't quench your thirst for adventure, maybe a Colorado High Country Culinary Adventure is more your style. Dine at 10,000 feet at Beaver Creek in some of Colorado's most lauded restaurants. And you won't just eat — you'll experience a hands-on cooking experience with a master chef and then dine on the meal you've just participated in preparing. Round out your adventure with a snowshoe excursion, guided hike, or Jeep tour and then relax for a fabulous dinner at Beano's Cabin. Book your foodie weekend to remember at www.epitourean.com/master/262/Colorado-High-Country-Culinary-Adventure.
Food tours in Colorado Springs
Pick a dining tour to suit your tastes with a Colorado Springs Food Tour. Book a downtown cocktail and cuisine tour, or a downtown food tour with visits to multiple culinary locations, or a brew tour. Times, prices, and destinations vary, but you're sure to get a great sampling of local cuisine. Tours are held weekly, in groups of no more than 12 people. All food and drink is included in the pricing. Reserve your tour or take a look at detailed descriptions of the individual packages at www.coloradospringsfoodtours.com.
Improve your skills with cooking classes
Take a step beyond enjoying food prepared by others and take a few classes to hone your own kitchen skills. The Kitchen Table in Greenwood Village offers a range of classes for amateur chefs and even classes for kids. Learn basic cooking skills, learn how to alter your recipes for high-altitude cooking, or bring your significant other to a couples class. The wide range of available classes, taught by skilled culinary experts, ensures you'll find something to suit your tastes. See the current calendar and plan your cooking adventure at www.kitchentablegv.com.
Find out what you're missing in Denver
At Denver Gourmet Tours, you can pick a tour package that will take you to places you never knew existed. From food trucks and breweries to gourmet restaurants, these tours cover every side of Denver's foodie scene. Tours change with the seasons, so be sure to check the website to see what delicious combinations are being served up to fit your schedule. Information and ticket purchase links can be found at www.denvergourmettours.com.
Whether you learn to cook your own gourmet meals or enjoy a scrumptious variety of dishes during a food tour, you're sure to please your foodie spirit at one of these destinations.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado