Denver restaurant you must try this April!
Denver restaurant menu is a must for spring dining!
Denver restaurant Fooducopia, a farm to table restaurant in Wash Park, celebrates the return of spring with its Centerpiece Menu for dinner. For the month of April, Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu will showcase Colorado’s Hazel Dell Mushrooms.
Heralded as “Colorado’s exotic mushroom farm,” Hazel Dell Mushrooms is a a certified organic farm located in Fort Collins, CO.
“We are very lucky to have a place like Hazel Dell,” said Executive Chef Richard Glover. “The organic mushrooms are fresh and of very high quality.”
Masters of mushroom making
Jim and Toni Hammond brought organic gourmet mushrooms to Colorado back in the 1990s.
In 1993, Jim and his wife Toni Hammond sold their northern California operation and started a new farm in Fort Collins, CO. Over the years, they have added cultivation of several additional mushroom species including Shiitake, Crimini, Lions Mane, Royal Trumpet, Maitake, Piopino, and Cinnamon Cap. All of these varieties are grown organically in climate controlled buildings right here on Colorado’s Front Range.
In fact, Mushrooms contribute ‘Umami’ to food dishes— the 5th savory flavor characteristic.
Centerpiece Menu for April
Chef Richard pushes creativity to the max with this new menu. As a result, for starters diners will indulge in a warm brie with mild mushrooms and crostini. Follows is a wildly creative hot wild mushroom salad with a marsala vinaigrette to get the taste buds hopping. The next course will feature a baked polenta with wild mushrooms, asparagus, crispy sage leaves and smoked gouda. Diners will delight in a creative dessert that will feature a wild mushroom creme brulee with salted caramel gelato.
“Our passion is to connect our farm to table restaurant and the local organic producers to the dining experience,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia.
Make reservations early
So be sure to make reservations here to enjoy a localized dinner grown from Colorado’s backyard to your table.
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