The 2015-2016 LDEI CO Board works on our Vision Statement
From left, Kimberly Stewart, Ellen Daehnick, Sandra Dugan, Michele Morris, Amanda Archibald, Megan Stromberg, Kuvy Ax, Carol Fenster

NewMembers2014From left to right, new members Jane Bauer, a cheese expert with the American Cheese Society and Judy Donahoe, a wine and spirits expert with Outside the Bottle.
RumBalls2014Rum Balls – one of the many treats enjoyed by Colorado Dames at the annual holiday potluck at Carol Fentser’s home
CarolFensterDianaFrenchPanzanoSept2014Dame Carol Fenster with guest Diana French at Panzano in Denver
Colorado chapter Dames and guests from the gluten-free/celiac disease community gathered at Panzano to enjoy a specially-designed menu that was adapted to be gluten-free.
table guests 1-1Wine & Cheese Tasting, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Colorado Dames and their guests enjoyed a fabulous tasting of 8 wines paired with exquisite cheeses and fruit at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, hosted by Dame Sally Davidson.
Click here for all of the photos.Colorado Dames at PizzariaLocaleColorado Dames and guests at Pizzeria Locale in Boulder, CO
From left front around the table: Guest Marilyn Cockburn, Dame Joan Zach,
Guest Tessa Piretti, Dame Marlene Swanson, Dame Sally Davidson,
Dame Beverly Cox, Dame Jan Findlater, Guest Kuvy Axdame merril culinary demonstrationDame Nancy Merrill giving a food demonstration at a Colorado Dames culinary garage sale fundraiser in the Highlands neighborhood farmer’s marketLDEI dames at source denverColorado Dames Jan Findlater, Carol Mayback, Beverly Cox,
Comida Owner Rayme Rossello and Dame Holly Arnold Kinney
at the Source in Denver’s newest revitalized neighborhood

The Source – (sôrs, srs) , n
-an artisan food market that occupies a former 1880‘s brick foundry building
in Denver’s River North (RiNo) District.
– a collective of food artisans and retailers offering visitors everything from freshly baked bread to craft cocktails, from street tacos to contemporary flower arrangements.LDEI cheyenne frontier days chuckwagonDames Kimberly Lord Stewart, Beverly Cox, and Jan Findlater
join a Chuck wagon Chef at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo
beverly cox holly kinney holiday toastDames Beverly Cox and Holly Arnold Kinney
toast the holiday season at Dame Holly’s house
colorado dames making limoncelloColorado Dames enjoying a day of making Limoncellocarol fenster carrie stebbins colorado governors mansionDames Carrie Stebbins and Carol Fenster checking out the ceiling
at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion private tour

Built as a private residence in 1908, the house has been available for use by Governor’s since 1960, both as a home and for official Governor’s Functions. The 2006 renovation of the original Carriage House, and additions of the Tebo Visitors Center and Viki and Jack Thompson Gardens, have brought this stately house to a new level of beauty and service to the people of Colorado. The Residence is open free-of-charge for scheduled tours, and also hosts special public events. Non-profit organizations, government offices, corporations and individuals may, for a fee, use the Residence or Carriage House to host private events.co dames cherokee castleColorado Dames enjoy afternoon tea and
a private tour of the historic Cherokee Castle
Cherokee Ranch & Castle includes land that originally belonged to two separate homesteads in the late 1890s: the Flower Homestead and the Blunt Homestead. The Johnson Family moved from the East and purchased the Flower Homestead in 1924 and built the 1450s Scottish-style Castle. They sold the property to Tweet Kimball in 1954. Tweet purchased adjacent land that had been the Blunt Homestead and renamed both pieces of land Cherokee Ranch, which today includes 3,100 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. In 1996, Tweet worked with Douglas County to protect Cherokee Ranch through a Conservation Easement. The Foundation holds the deed to Cherokee Ranch which serves as a Cultural and Educational Hub. Dame Beverly Cox’s mother was a good friend of Tweet Kimball, and Beverly had spent the night in the castle as a child. We received an excellent tour due to her connections.sally davidson winery at holy cross abbeyDame Sally Davidson at the first annual balloon festival at her winery, The Winery at the Holy Cross Abbey, in Canon City, Colorado
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey: Several years ago, some simple Benedictine Fathers had a dream…a dream of a fine winery located on the grounds of the historic Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, Colorado. Today, that dream is a reality, and the staff at the winery proudly invites you to share in the vision of those dynamic and innovative monks. Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors from all over the world. Located on the pastoral and serene grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey, nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Wet Mountains, the winery and tasting room are shining examples of what draws visitors to Cañon City and Fremont County.tocabeAt Tocabe, an authentic Osage restaurantben jacobs tocabeTocabe Owner Ben Jacobs
Tocabe is a local privately owned restaurant by the Jacobs family, long-time residents of Denver. When Tom and Jan, who have been married for 38 years, first moved their family to Denver in the late 1980’s, they opened Grayhorse, a small Native American eatery in a food court on 16th and California. Grayhorse’s small operation was the precursor to what would become Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery. Twenty years later, with help and input from their youngest son, Benjamin, and family friend Matthew Chandra, the family endeavored to revive their dream. Together, they have been working since 2006 to refine their recipes and develop the restaurant’s design concept and menu. They are also keenly aware of the importance of giving customers more than just a good meal and the family has been able to cultivate a uniquely appetizing dining experience.
Tocabe is an old Osage translation long out of use which represents the color “blue”. With the logo beign the color purple one may ask: “why the color blue?” Benjamin chose the color blue because it represents his mom’s favorite color. The three hands represent the three villages of the Osage Nation: Pawhuska, Hominy, and Greyhorse.