Last year, 50 gelato makers from across the globe came to Boulder for three days of creamy competition and summer-time indulgence. Now, for the second year, the Europe-hailing Gelato Festival America is back to bring two days and more than 13,500 pounds of gelato to Boulder. The gelato tour will come to Colorado as one visit on an eight-stop tour h...

Parts of Angelo's Taverna look like a converted church, with stained-glass windows and brick arches facing East Sixth Avenue. That's fitting, because the restaurant is my brunch holy grail, a rare offering of Italian flavors, grilled oysters and hangover-friendly drinks and dishes served for only a few hours a week during the summer. The Oyster Soc...

Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest painters of all times; however, he was also a master inventor who thought well ahead of his time. Many of his drawings and ideas wouldn’t come to fruition until hundreds of years later. Da Vinci’s genius is on display at the Da Vinci X- The Machines & You Exhibition. The private exhibit has partnere...

Quality Italian, the relatively new Italian steakhouse in Cherry Creek has become known for its elegantly prepared, meat-heavy menu, sophisticated ambiance and refined service. Since opening in March 2017 the spot has rapidly established itself as a Cherry Creek favorite, garnering a growing flock of dedicated regulars, some even taking the time to...

Elise Wiggins learned to butcher from a famous Italian master chef, just a few years ago in the Tuscany village of Panzano. She was already executive chef at Panzano’s in Denver, in the prime of a 12-year run when a less inquisitive soul may have been content to focus on preparing the meat as supplied. Not Wiggins, who says the weeks of training in...

A Denver fast-casual Italian restaurant is expanding into Boulder County. Mici Handcrafted said it’s adding a location in Lafayette, which will be its fifth. The Italian eatery first opened in 2004 along Colorado Boulevard. CEO Elliot Schiffer, who joined Mici in August 2017, said Lafayette scored well in one of the company’s chief criteria for new...

Ski season brings tons of downhillers to Breckenridge, but summer is just as fun here. Hiking and biking trails are plentiful, and historic Main Street is filled with restaurants, bars and breweries. Top it off with festivals, like Summer Beer Festival and Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, and we’ve got ourselves a must-do road trip. Veg...

For locals looking for Italian restaurants with traditional recipes, Venice Ristorante has become a firm favorite. Regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver, Venice has locations in Downtown Denver and Greenwood Village. The Greenwood Village location is a popular meeting spot for employees at the DTC, or Denver Tech Center, and the...

Bill Miner has put quite a few miles on his car lately. The chef/owner of Il Porcellino Salumi at 4334 West 41st Street has been driving to Basalt every week for the past three months to get his wholesale business off the ground. In January, he signed on to take over the commercial sausage kitchen formerly operated by Avalanche Cheese Company in Ba...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...