Restaurants focus on local but Fooducopia’s entire Centerpiece Menu will spotlight the tastes of one Colorado small local food entrepreneur
Passionate about good honest food, Executive Chef Richard Glover and the culinary team at Fooducopia will soon offer diners a chance to praise Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs. Restaurants nowadays focus on local food, and Fooducopia is about to spotlight this social movement even more.
With its Centerpiece Menu, Fooducopia will offer a special dinner menu with an all-encompassing theme—showcase an entire menu based on one of Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs. This new menu will be another option for diners alongside the regular dinner menu.
The menu will premiere next month and will feature a complete four-course menu (tasting) priced at $69 per couple or $39 per person. Wine pairings to compliment the menu will also be available. This new dining concept approach, not done by other restaurants, reminds diners of the strong connection Fooducopia values with its food producers.
“Our new Centerpiece Menu focuses all of our attention on Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs,” said Chef Richard. “They personally deliver their goods to Fooducopia with a handshake and a smile. This menu replicates that experience —good honest food showcased at the right moment in the most opportune atmosphere.”
In fact, Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia, believes many restaurants riddle their diners into thinking they are being served local food, but this is not always the case.
“Denver diners are some of the most compassionate people on the planet,” he said. “Here at Fooducopia we want diners to experience good honest food from Colorado small farmers and food entrepreneurs who are just as compassionate about their food,” he said.
Most of all, the new menu rises above other restaurants when it comes to local.
“Our hope is that diners will trust Executive Chef Richard Glover and the culinary team at Fooducopia to showcase a four-course meal that will not only satisfy your senses, but will also provide an appreciation for those small farms and food entrepreneurs scattered across the state of Colorado,” Tim added.
And most importantly, Fooducopia is proud to partner with Ela Family Farms on its first menu. Located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, Ela Family Farms’ ninety-nine acre organic fruit farm grows the best-tasting peaches, apples, pears and cherries around. In fact, Ela Family Farms is the only certified organic, 4th generation orchard in the Rocky Mountain West.
“We are thrilled to introduce diners to Ela Family Farms. Our relationship with Ela has been special and genuine and we can’t wait to introduce that to our diners,” he said.
An avid fan of their fruits—especially the peaches—Tim challenges diners to see what all the fuss is about. “Don’t take my word for it but come see for yourself,” said Tim. “For someone who lived in Atlanta, Georgia, I’m confident to say hands down Ela Family Farms has the best peaches.”
A sneak peak for the initial Centerpiece Menu will feature the following categories:
•Bacon wrapped peaches with balsamic reduction and fresh micro mustard greens and blue cheese
•Grilled peach salad with a mint and basil pesto
•Grilled Colorado pork chop with Bourbon peach pan sauce and sweet potato brûlée
•Peaches and hand whipped cream
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