Restaurants Participating in 2011
ENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105 -Friday Wine Seminar: "Old World, New World" at 12:30pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Durango's newest coffee/wine/tapas bar is an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what we believe are the finer things in life, gourmet coffee, fine wine and tapas. Our by the glass menu is ever changing, bringing you a world of wine one glass at a time. In addition, we offer wine flights for the curious and obscurities for the connoisseur. We feature locally roasted organic fair trade coffees from Desert Sun Coffee Roasters as well as artisan cheeses from James Ranch and Linnaea farms. Established in May of 2010, ENO was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such delicacies.
Cyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Durango's Enjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine recommended in Bon Apetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious. Alison Dance – Executive Chef
Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028 -Friday Wine Dinner: "A Roman Feast" at 7:30pm -Saturday Wine Seminar: "Picnic Italiano" at 11:00am -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Authentic Italian Trattoria. Specializing in Seafood, Hand Made Pasta Dishes, Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Scaloppini, Lasagna Bolognese and Grilled Steaks. Award Wining Wine List. Amazing Daily Specials. Durango’s Only Dog Friendly Main Avenue Patio. Serving Lunch and Dinner. European Gourmet Market providing hand cut meats and cheeses. Susan Devereaux – Executive Chef
Hwy 3 Roadhouse by Norton’s Catering 955 Hwy. 3 - 970.247.4702 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Just two years in it’s existence the Hwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango. Chuck Norton – Executive Chef
Jean Pierre 601 Main Avenue - 970-247-7700 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Our downtown Durango "Le Cafe Chic" and Wine Bar opened May 29th, 2004 at the corner of Main Avenue and College Dr. in the heart of the historic district. It is located just a 1/2 block from the historic D&SNGRR train depot. This corner has been the center of Durango for over 120 years and the restaurant is located in a late 19th century building with a colorful history all its own. This structure has housed everything from a livery stable and grocery store to a frontier tavern and what was rumored to be a house of ill-repute. The building has been restored to it's original structure, including exposed brick walls, ceilings and original wood flooring as well as windows and doors. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm, serving everything from fresh baked pastries and breads to fresh squeezed orange juice and a variety of specialty coffees. A BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER menu changes frequently, featuring fresh quiches, crepes and sandwiches. The Wine bar and cellar is connected to the restaurant through a large archway in the front and back of the restaurant to allow more seating. Next time you're in Durango, Colorado make it a point to stop in, say hello and sample some fresh baked goodies. Just get to the center of town and take a deep breath. Your nose will lead you the rest of the way!!!
The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm -Sunday Brunch 8:00-3:00pm The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available. Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted. Miguel Camillo & Jason Blakenship – Executive Chefs
Lost Dog Bar & Lounge 1150 B Main Ave. - 970.259.0430 -Thursday Wine Seminar: "Into the Blue; Tequila" at 4:00pm The Lost Dog offers 110 tequilas, 50 single malt scotches, 60 bourbons and 80 vodkas for the liquor connoisseur. Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and desserts served until 10pm. Outdoor tiki bar and patio.
Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave. 970.247.4433 -Thursday Wine Dinner: "Passport to Wine" at 7:00pm -Saturday Wine Seminar: "Malbec makes Page Six!" at 12:30pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm -Sunday Brunch 11:00am- 3:00pm Welcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years! David Cuntz – Executive Chef
The Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. 970.247.5707 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango’s oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified black angus prime and choice steaks, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts. Nightly Specials featuring Steaks from local Ranches. Ryan Lowe – Executive Chef
Palace Restaurant 505 Main Ave. 970.247.2018 -Thursday Winemaker Dinner: "Souverain Winery" at 7:00pm -Saturday Wine Seminar: "Reidel Glassware" at 2:00pm -Sunday Brunch 10:00am -3:00pm The Palace Restaurant is a Durango landmark and tradition, having functioned as a restaurant under its current name for at least forty years. The Palace re-opened its doors under the ownership of Chef Paul Gelose on October 3rd, 1997. Located in the original historic Palace Hotel, built between 1890 and 1893, the restaurant retains the elegant character of late 19th century Western architecture and design. The heyday of gold, silver and coal mining poured money into Durango and its Main Street buildings. The Palace was no exception and to this day, the restaurant retains the feel of its opulent past, where a prospector with his gold or silver nuggets traded in for hard dollars could come eat like a king. We strive to retain the authenticity of the turn of the century style, creating a casually elegant and fun atmosphere complemented by a menu that is both modern and timeless. Whether sipping margaritas on the patio on a warm summer day or enjoying a center cut filet by the fire in our dining room on a cold winter's evening, our space is one of comfort, good food, and attentive service. Adam Bergtold – Executive Chef
PJ’s Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Crossing 970.247.0100 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm At PJ’S you’ll experience the best in service supporting a wide variety of food items ranging from the necessities to rare treats. We provide fresh produce, meat and poultry, and a stellar deli and bakery, where you will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As our meat cutters often say we are turning back the clock in service, to attentive interactions so that you leave with exactly what you want. Unparalleled devotion to quality, and the highest standard of customer service bring a truly unique shopping experience to Trimble Crossing.
Randy’s Restaurant 152 E. College Dr. 970.247.9083 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm -Sunday Brunch 10:00am- 2:00pm Randy's has been serving the Durango area fabulous steaks, seafood and prime rib since 1986. Randy's also features pasta, lamb, and poultry, as well as nightly chef specials, and an array of sumptuous desserts. Randy's also offers a full bar and extensive wine list. We welcome you to explore our many creations! Brendan Ballo – Executive Chef
Seasons 764 Main Ave. 970.382.9790 -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm -Sunday Brunch 11:30am- 2:30pm Fresh, Seasonal and Local Cuisine. Seasons provides guests with the rustic charm of the seasons in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. Located on Main Avenue in the heart of downtown Durango, Seasons is near everything happening in town and the ambience is always warm and friendly. The Seasons’ menu focuses on simple dishes prepared with exceptionally fresh ingredients. The warm, smoky flavors imparted by the wood-burning grill are featured in such classics as roast chicken, grilled bone-on ribeye and grilled double-cut pork chops. The menu changes seasonally but these standards remain constant. Wine is an integral part of the Seasons’ menu. Wines are chosen to complement the bold flavors of the menu and our selection provides a wide range of choices. David Stewart – Executive Chef
Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. 970.259.9200 -Thursday VIP Welcome Reception at 5:00pm -Friday Beer Seminar: "Beer and Food Pairing" at 2:00pm -Friday "Walk-About Durango" Location at 4:00pm -Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm We’re happy that our beers and ales win medals at big events in the world of micro brew – like the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. But we always try ‘em out first on our toughest critics – our neighbors and loyal brew pub patrons. Steamworks Brewing Company makes our lagers, ales in our own little Napa Valley of beer in southwestern Colorado using only the finest ingredients and lots of love. Patrons of our brew pub can even watch Steamworks brew masters at work turning out some of the best beer in the world. Sean Clark – Executive Chef
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!