Rumor has it that the Boulder foodie scene is growing exponentially. Wine dinners, beer tastings and master chef classes are all around Downtown Boulder. After making our way to Spruce Farm and Fish in the Hotel Boulderado's Mondavi's 50th Anniversary celebration, we found out what all the buzz was about. Take a look!
Executive Chef, Chris Collins, made everyone feel right at ease. The Boulderado is the perfect setting for an evening of wine pairing with a light and rustic setting.
The elaborate menu featured flavors from all over the world. Served with elegance and local ingredients, the unconventional order of wine pairings made the evening fresh and sophisticated.
Different sections in the room swooned as the dishes were brought out. I overheard a comment exclaiming, "I've never seen anything like this. I thought you could only find this quality of food in New York!"
Mondavi's Master of Wine, Mark De Vere, delighted the crowd with his elaborate storytelling and fascinating history behind the wines.
The spirit of the Robert Mondavi's 50th Anniversary was bright and adventurous. The guests had dozens of stories to share and delighted in conversation. The interest in wine sampling throughout Boulder has blossomed and has an array of audience members that Spruce did an excellent job capturing.
The pairings of elaborate dishes and best selling wines created a fulfilling experience for all parties involved. Though Spruce plans to create a beer centered dinner in September, there are many more events happening around downtown before then to get your foodie fix. Frasca Food and Wine, SALT, and The Kitchen are known to host special dining events during the year. It's no wonder Boulder was recognized as the Foodiest Town in America. Bon appétit!