Tasty restaurants, skilled breweries and sophisticated distilleries are preparing to simmer their signature entrees and spirits for the first annual Taste of Golden on Tuesday, May 6.
Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, this new event will bring together some of the city’s best eateries and brew masters who will be sampling their goods to the public. With about 22 businesses participating in the event, there will be something to please to any palate.
“There’s something in it for everybody,” said Jayne Byl, membership services and communications assistant at the Golden Chamber of Commerce. “We have so many unique and great places to eat here in Golden.”
Simms Steakhouse, State 38 Distillery, Mountain Toad Brewery and Dagotto’s Panini Bistro are just a few of the “locals” who will be setting up.
“We’re one of Golden’s best kept secrets,” said Tony Ottomanelli, owner of Dagotto’s Panini Bistro. “Once people are here, they’re bound to return.” Staff will be preparing their caprese salad which features fresh cut mozzarella topped with a slice of tomato and pesto, balsamic glaze. Their main entrée is still being decided upon but it will most likely be pasta, Ottomanelli said.
Coors Brewing Company will also be attending the event.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Taste of Golden and to share our legendary Coors Banquet beer,” said Lisa A. Knipp, director of guest relations at Coors Brewing Company.
Late last year, directors at the chamber made the decision to give the annual Ambassador’s Backyard BBQ the boot which also served as a fundraiser for the association. The barbecue ran for 30 years in Golden.
“It’s seen its day,” Byl said. “People will miss it.”
The chamber is optimistic that the Taste of Golden will be a success for both business owners and the community.
“It’ll take us a few years but I think it will do really well,” Byl said.
The event starts at 5 p.m., and runs until 7:30 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Center located at 710 10th Street. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information contact the Golden Chamber of Commerce at 303-279-3113 or email at info@goldencochamber.org.