Thank you once again for a great week at Bistro Colorado Bergen Park. It is nice to have met many of you at the restaurant located at 1552 Bergen Parkway.
Here is what’s going on at BICO Bergen Park this week!
Illy Coffee and Espresso ~ Illy is the top brand of sustainably sourced coffee in the world. We are the only “Illy House” in the Evergreen area. Did you know we are open from 7 -3 weekdays and you can get the best coffee available on the go from Bistro Colorado? We also have a wide range of select teas and the best hot cocoa you will have ever had, guaranteed! To date we have had one or two customers come to our restaurant before 9 AM. If this trend continues then we may need to reconsider our customer’s needs with regard to us opening so early.
New Smoker – We have a new smoker for the smoked line caught salmon on our menu as well as the trout which is offered in the River Omelet and Smoked Trout Hash and Eggs. Can’t wait to fire it up tomorrow morning.
Baby Beets, Pumpkins, and Baby Carrots from Leffler Family Farms ~ These items will be featured on the menu this week in the form of our beet goat cheese salad, pumpkin soup, and as a featured vegetable on the lunch and brunch entree items.
Liquor License ~ We do plan on getting ours and hope to have it by February 2014. I have been in touch with the Jefferson County Liquor Board as well as the state level. In response to some of the questions we have received regarding the allowance of BYOB (Bring your own bottle of wine)… Jeffco says that it is a violation of the “Open Bottle” law and it should not be done. The State has not yet answered my call on this question.
Thanksgiving Dinner ~ Many of you have asked if we are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day. The answer is, yes! We will be offering a special Thanksgiving Day Farm to Table Menu for the community! The menu will be released in next week’s email update. Please make your reservations soon if you would like to join us by calling me at 720-648-8800 or 303-670-3229.
Wine Dinner on December 5th ~ We are working together with the Mile High Winery located at 2811 Walnut, Denver CO on a special event Wine Dinner. We are seeking approval through the State Liquor Board to gain approval for this event where Mile High Winery will provide the wine and we will provide the exceptional food and service in our Bergen Park location. The dinner will include a five course meal and five wines. Charles Anderson will lead the wine tasting by describing the marriage between the food and the wine. I will lead the composition of the menu from our kitchens with our amazing team! Please save the date but do not call in to make reservations just yet. We want to make sure the Liquor Board will allow us to do this event before we get too far along. We should be able to start taking reservations by next week.
Governors Gala on November 1st ~ I’m not sure if any of you on this email are planning to attend this event but I wanted to share it with you because I’m honored to be one of five Colorado Chefs that is preparing for this event. We are featuring a version of our Beet and Goat Cheese Salad! The Pastry Chef from the Brown Palace asked if I would consider not using honey on the salad as we do in BICO Bergen PArk so that he could feature honey in the Brown Palace dessert. I agreed to go with a different dressing and decided on a sherry vinaigrette…we will also be serving the baby beet salad as a warm and cold composition to offer a unique contrast in temperature as well as texture and flavors. The November 1 Governor’s Gala Culinary Team includes these five chefs plus our own Sous Chef, Andrew Treble who is heading up the Hors d’oeuvres for the event.
Chef David Lewis, Executive Pastry Chef, Brown Palace Hotel, Award Winner Atlanta Live Pastry Competition
Jennifer Jasinski, Executive Chef/Owner Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome, 2013 James Beard Best Chef of the Southwest, Former Colorado Chef of the Year
Ed Janos, Owner Cooks Fresh Market, ACF Certified Master Chef, ACF Gold Medalist
John St. Peter, Western Colorado Community College Instructor, ACF Gold Medalist, 2012 Colorado Chef of the Year
Travis Smith, Owner, Bistro Colorado Field to Fork Restaurant and Catering Company, National Soup and Sauce Champion, 5-Time Culinary Olympic Gold Medalist, ACF Gold Medalist, 2011 Colorado Chef of the Year, Military Chef of the Year, Army Chef of the Year
Craig Peterson, Executive Chef Cherry Hills Country Club, Member of the 2004 ACF Culinary Olympic Team USA, ACF Gold Medalist
Catering in Evergreen ~ We catered a Halloween PArty in Soda Creek last Saturday and we are catering another event five minutes from BICO Bergen Park this Saturday. Please contact us if you need a caterer. Many of you know that we have a couple of food trucks and we can bring the food to you in first class style.
Reservations: We want to continue to provide the best possible service and food quality to all of you. So we will be taking reservations for our weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday so that we can control the flow of customers entering the dining room during a given timeframe. By regulating the flow of diners we can ensure that all will receive the best timely service and quality of food. We will still accept walk ins but please realize that we want to maintain a very high level of service so you may be asked to wait for a few minutes while we prepare your table. We enjoyed our busiest day to date yesterday for Sunday Brunch! Thank you!
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