Brunch at Panzano’s in Denver

PanzanoChefAmyDame Carol Fenster organized a fundraising Sunday Brunch on September 21 at Panzano Restaurant in the Hotel Monaco, with an entirely gluten-free menu. Colorado chapter Dames and guests from the gluten-free/celiac disease community selected from a specially-designed menu that was adapted to be gluten-free and includedEggsBenedictPanzano Panzano Eggs Benedict served on a polenta rather than English muffin, plus Carrot Muffins and Focaccia made from gluten-free flours.The meal ended with a special demonstration of Raspberry Blintzes by Panzano’s pastry chef. Scholarship winners from the past 3 years were our special guests.


Sunday Brunch in the Panzano Wine Cellar

panzano wine cellarEnjoy Sunday Brunch on September, 21 at Panzano, Chef Elise Wiggins’ Italian restaurant in the Hotel Monaco, downtown Denver.  An award-winning chef, Elise is one of Denver’s celebrity chefs and she and her staff have assembled a special brunch menu, (including gluten-free and vegetarian options), that showcases the mouthwatering dishes that Elise and Panzano are known for.  As a special treat for dessert, the Panzano staff will demonstrate and serve Raspberry Blintzes – all in the cozy, intimate Panzano Wine Cellar, downstairs. Continue reading →


Tasting Colorado Book Signing with Michele Morris

TASTING_COLORADO_FRONTCOVERDame Michele Morris, author of the multiple award winning cookbook, A Taste of Colorado, will be offering up tastes from the book and signing books this Saturday, August 9th, from 11 am until 2 pm at the Kitchen Collage cooking store in Edwards (34323 Hwy 6, Edwards, CO 81632 ~ Phone:(970) 926-0400). Stop by to say hi, and get a jump on your holiday shopping!


LDEI Colorado Now on Facebook

LDEI FB headerLes Dames d’Escoffier Colorado now has a new presence on Facebook.

All Dames can visit our new Facebook page and feel free to post your news and events. All blog posts from the LDEI Colorado website will be shared on Facebook to help increase visibility for the organization.


Upcoming Classes at Longmont YMCA

ldei green tables 7-2014 2From August 5th to the 7th, Dame Kimberly Lord Stewart and other chapter volunteers from Colorado LDEI, will teach at the Longmont YMCA educational farm, using produce from on site that the summer camp children helped plant, weed and harvest. The culinary nutrition classes are part of a larger commitment from the Longmont YMCA to teach youth healthy lifestyle habits and the value of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) in school and their daily lives. If any LDEI Colorado members are available to assist with the classes, please contact Kim via email.


Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Winery at the Holy Cross Abbey

Holy Cross tasting-porchOn August 23, 2014, Dame Sally Davidson is hosting a fantastic event at the Winery at the Holy Cross Abbey at 3011 East US HWY 50. in Canon City. Sally will host a VIP Wine and Cheese tasting from 1pm-3pm to promote the Colorado chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. LDEI CO members and their friends and family are welcome and will enjoy the winery’s award winning wines, paired with artisan breads and cheeses and seasonal fruit. The $25 fee will go directly to our scholarship fund and initiatives, and we anticipate this will be a terrific time and fundraiser! Continue reading →


Longmont YMCA Summer Camp Culinary-Nutrition Classes

ldei green tables 7-2014 1On July 14th and 16th, the Longmont YMCA summer camp kids at Twin Peaks Charter Academy learned healthy cooking skills from Dame Kimberly Lord Stewart. Stewart is the chair of the Colorado chapter of LDEI Green Tables.

During the first lesson, the students learned about the importance of eating your colors. They created edible story telling with food characters like Poly Phenol, Auntie Oxidant and Beta Carotene. Their palette of ingredients included celery, carrots, red cabbage, yellow and red tomatoes, as well as yellow squash and chocolate from the Longmont YMCA educational farm. Continue reading →


Welcome to LDEI Colorado

Welcome to the new website for Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Colorado Chapter. Please check back for news about programs, events, our scholarship programs, and our Green Table initiatives.

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