Denver is known for many wonderful things, from our closeness to the mountains, work life balance, great companies to work for, incredible weather and great music and art venues. One thing we are constantly also being put on the map for is the food that this city is turning out. More and more chefs and restaurants are setting their sights on the Mile High City as a place to bring cuisine because this is a city that welcomes all flavors and types of food. Denver has always been a city that flourishes in many cultures of food, from Asian to Mexican to American, this city is enriched with restaurant owners and chefs who aren’t afraid to try new things knowing Denver is city they can do that in.
It is almost time for Denver Restaurant week, running ten days from February 24th – March 5th, with hundreds of local restaurant participating this year. There are a few changes when it comes to pricing this year though that are leaving many people happy. In the past nine years, it has been $52.80 per couple which Visit Denver is raising this year to $60 per couple. But, there is now price points starting as low as $25 for a multi-curse meal, which is the lowest ever. From $25, $35 and $45 for a selection of great meals, you are sure to find something to make your taste buds happy. Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Denver recently said in an interview with Denver Business Journal, “"We wanted the pricing structure to reflect the entire culinary scene," Scharf said. "The low-, mid- and higher-range options allowed the flexibility for even more restaurants to participate, and the prices make it easy for diners to experience more of everything that Denver has to offer."
With over 245 restaurants to choose from, you can go a few nights for some great deals and some delicious bites. I know my husband and I like to take a few date nights during Denver Restaurant Week because we get to try out so many restaurants that we may not try otherwise. Or we like to get into one of the new hot spots and see what all the praise is about. But we also have classics that we like to go back to every year if we can, either way, it is a great week to spend time with your loved ones or even take some clients out to experience some of the great food we have here in Denver!
Below is a link to all of the restaurants and menus being offered this year. Make sure to buy your tickets early and get reservations as soon as possible for some places!