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Where to Eat this Weekend: Piece, Love & Chocolate

February 10th, 2012 Posted by Boulder, Culinary Connectors, restaurants No Comment yet

Everyone loves chocolate.  Not everyone knows where to buy good chocolate.  Thankfully, Boulder’s Piece, Love and Chocolate can help any over-sugared hollow chocolate bunny lover find the perfect cacoa treat for their honey this Valentine’s Day.   From exotic chocolate bars to decadent cakes and unique or traditional house-made truffles, Piece, Love and Chocolate has just what the Love Doctor ordered to impress beyond the drug store heart shaped boxes.

Today from 2pm – 6pm, Izzybelle Chocolate LLC will be at the shop to demonstrate their recipe for baked chicken with a chili chocolate sauce – with samples!

Piece, Love & Chocolate
805 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-4804

Where to Eat this Weekend: The Village Cork

January 27th, 2012 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

Walking into The Village Cork, one is greeted by a harmonious scene: happy patrons sipping wine, carefully constructed cheese plates in front of them, servers actively participating with each table from the first glass poured to the last lick of a desert spoon, and at the center of all it all is chef Samir Mohammad. Samir cooks behind the bar with no over-head, two induction burners, a convection oven, and an infectious passion for food. He is what makes The Village Cork one of the city’s hidden treasures.   The work Samir does with his small space in the middle of the restaurant action is inspiring.  If you are able to sit at the bar and watch him, it’s like attending a live taping for the Food Network.  A few favorites on the current (and ever-changing) menu are the seldom seen Duchess potatoes with Pecorino and wild mushroom demi-glaze; the pork carpaccio, with Il Mondo Vecchio copa and a caper, cornichon, arugula, pickled cauliflower salad with a marinated egg yolk; the decadent mushroom and lentil Wellingtons with a truffle crème fraiche and truffle caviar; and the dish which pays homage to Samir’s New Mexican roots: the Chimayo flank steak over pork belly posole rubbed with New Mexico Chimayo chile, fennel, cardamom, coriander, oregano, and cumin. The Village Cork is accepting reservations for Valentines Day, featuring a playful menu (bubbles included).  It’s a sure way to fall in love with your honey or, The Village Cork.

Samir often holds cooking classes.  Friend The Village Cork on Facebook for updates!

Opening for Sunday brunch and dinner starting March 18th.

The Village Cork
1300 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210