Chef Richard’s Chocolate Menu Will Make Your Weekend Amazing 💕

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By Diane Adam February 16, 2018 No Comments on Chef Richard’s Chocolate Menu Will Make Your Weekend Amazing 💕

Enjoy Chef Richard’s chocolate-themed menu this weekend!

 

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  Looking for restaurants near Wash Park to celebrate your sweetheart this weekend? You’re in luck. Wash Park’s hidden gem, Fooducopia Restaurant, is feeling the love this weekend with its entire chocolate-themed menu.

But wait keep reading. This is not about a sugar fueled-menu. This is incorporating a three-course menu into a dining experience that will leave you and your date impressed. For starters you will be tempted with the choice of a spicy tomato and chocolate soup. Moving on, there is the cocoa roasted butternut squash and chocolate risotto and wild mushrooms. And last but not least is the dessert course. Might I suggest the peanut butter and chocolate bread pudding? It is heavenly.

Make a reservation here. Think of it, as a way to treat yourself and whoever else loves good honest food.

 

 

 

“Wow!” . . . Chef Richard’s Menu for Denver Restaurant Week!

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By Diane Adam February 8, 2018 No Comments on “Wow!” . . . Chef Richard’s Menu for Denver Restaurant Week!

Grab a seat for Denver Restaurant Week!

DRWFINAL!

 

 

Pull up a chair—it’s time to start making plans for Denver Restaurant Week! The 14th annual Denver Restaurant Week will take place February 23 – March 4. That means you can enjoy good honest food at Wash Park’s hidden gem Fooducopia at a special $45 prix fixe menu listed below.

 

Executive Chef Richard Glover’s imagination and culinary skills combine to provide a delicious menu filled with several local ingredients. So now is your chance to grab a seat and save yourself the disappointment of missing out—make your reservation here

 

1st course

  • beet and cucumber salad with avocado, almond and feta
  • marinated wild mushrooms
  • leek and cauliflower soup with crispy salami
  • house made pate with herb butter and crostini and micro green salad

2nd course

  •  seared scallop with brown butter, walnuts and sage with orzo
  • peppered seared duck breast with mashed potatoes and a red wine pan sauce
  • fried green tomatoes with maple carrots, marinara sauce and seasonal veggies
  • braised lamb shank with root veggies and roasted potatoes
  • steak of the day with steak fries and a creamy blue cheese caramelized onion sauce with asparagus

3rd course

  • flourless chocolate torte
  • traditional cheese cake with fresh berries
  • cinnamon orange rum bread pudding with ice cream
  • cheese board

 

Fooducopia is located at the corner of Race and Kentucky Avenue in Denver’s beloved Wash Park!

Join us to remember the taste of #goodhonestfood!

 

 

Chef Richard’s new dinner menu debuts!

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By Diane Adam January 24, 2018 No Comments on Chef Richard’s new dinner menu debuts!

Chef Richard’s new dinner menu is here!

 

If there’s any chef that can warm Colorado’s weather with a new dinner menu, it’s Chef Richard Glover—and that’s exactly what he is doing.  Organic Wash Park restaurant Fooducopia debuts a new dinner menu today that features a widely creative array of small plates. Meant to be shared, Chef Richard’s new menu is a culinary experience that blends comfort and good honest food.

 

The new winter dinner menu offers a wonderful variety of veggie, meat and seafood small plates to share. A particular focus is on the rich flavors that are great for a cold, winter night. For starters might I suggest a glass of wine and enjoy the cheese and fruit charcuterie board with nuts, honey and crackers. If sharing is not your thing, the menu also includes a lovely array of entree options such as the braised lamb shanks with roasted potatoes and veggies. 

 

 

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Chef Richard’s passion for food

 

If you have ever sat and talked with Chef Richard about food, you know when I say his passion for food is infectious. He wants you to love food as much as he does. When I caught up with Chef Richard to talk about the menu words like, “comfort” and “creative”  peppered the conversation.

“I am excited about this new menu,” he said. “I wanted to try to make the meal compliment the season.” Chef Richard became animated when he explained the process of making the house made pate with clarified butter and crostini. The meat small plates menu item will include a laborious process that will leave you filling happy. Trust me.

Sourcing from small, local food entrepreneurs, Fooducopia believes this is the key to providing healthy, delicious food. The menu includes many local Denver food producers.

So be sure to make a reservation here to enjoy Chef Richard’s new dinner menu.

 

 

Valentine’s – Don’t Wait, Make it a Date at Fooducopia!

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By Diane Adam January 17, 2018 No Comments on Valentine’s – Don’t Wait, Make it a Date at Fooducopia!

Chef Richard’s Menu infuses chocolate into a masterpiece menu!

 

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Richard Glover thinks of two things—flowers and chocolate. So for this year’s Valentine’s Menu at organic restaurant Fooducopia, he has unveiled a romantically delicious three course menu—all including chocolate of course and good honest food. The flowers, well that’s up to you.

So don’t wait make it a date and make your reservations here now!

 

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What makes YOU happy?

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By Diane Adam January 9, 2018 No Comments on What makes YOU happy?

Serving you local, organic food makes us happy!

 

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Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia restaurant in Denver that serves organic food.

 

Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia restaurant in Denver that serves organic food, is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien—the author of the fantasy novel The Hobbit. I am not sure if it is because of the company of friends Tolkien had—C.S. Lewis was one of his most treasured friends—or that he knew what was important in this life.

If you ask Tim, he will tell you that the above quote is one of his favorites. In fact he has it on his desk, computer screen and always on his mind—because he believes what Tolkien penned so long ago.

“There is nothing better than when I am at Fooducopia and I see customers laughing, talking and enjoying a meal together,” he said. “It just makes me happy.”

 

What makes you happy?

 

The new year is here and 2018 is still getting used to itself. The resolutions and lists of things to change, get rid of or improve upon are all in clear view, but the questions we need to ask ourselves are: what continues to make us happy? What don’t we need to change but rather keep doing?

Obviously there is no one-size-fits-all type of answer. And thank goodness for that. But finding common ground can make us all happy. And I think Tim is on to something.

History has taught us that selfish wants only bring selfish needs. I am not an expert on Tolkien’s writings. But rather I am here to remind each of us of the weight of his words.

When Tolkien wrote those words, there were no smart devices. The smartphone was not even an idea—nonetheless a device. But now in the digital age that we are in they are a distraction—especially when it comes to dinnertime. Common Sense Media for its #DeviceFreeDinner campaign includes comedian Will Ferrell as a smartphone-addled father trying to get to his hoarded smartphone while the rest of his family just wants to enjoy dinner together without any distractions.

Perhaps the challenge this year is to turn off the hoarded smartphone and value good food, cheer and song.

Happy 2018 from all of us here at the corner of Race and Kentucky Avenue!

 

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