DAY 1: 6-Course Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series
Potager, Denver’s original farm-to-table restaurant, has been a mainstay of the city’s dining scene since it opened in 1997. This April, however, it was reborn under the ownership of Chef Paul Warthen and his wife Eileen, who have miles of experience under their belts. Chef Warthen trained in top eateries in L.A., Philadelphia, and New York. (Did we mention that he also ran an 800-acre farm and restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley?). Eileen is a certified sommelier. They joined Potager’s team in 2017, and are now preserving all that is well-loved about it. Potager, which means kitchen garden, serves food that is meant to comfort and be enjoyed. Here, you might find dishes like lavender-scented lamb or ‘zucchini bread’ falafel with sweet corn buttermilk sauce and jalapeno honey or pan-roasted pork with collard greens, aged cheddar polenta, and peaches. “It’s a restaurant that we love a lot,” says The Infatuation—and so will you. We will be taking over Potager for the evening, and Chef Warthen will be in and out of the kitchen to address your questions and talk about his food favorites.
About the Host:
Executive Chef & Co-Owner
Chef Warthen grew up on a 500-acre dairy farm in Maryland, fascinated by food's capacity to bring people together. He has honed his craft under Joaquim Splichal in LA, Marc Vetri and Roy Yamaguchi in Philadelphia, and spent 10 years in the New York restaurant scene before finally settling at Potager. He and his wife Eileen purchased the Denver institution in April 2019.
All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.
Chicken Liver Parfait
with smoked cherries, herb crackers, tomato chutney and pickles
Chopped Market Salad Tostada
with charred corn and melon, smoked tomato vinaigrette and ricotta salata
Tomato Pepper Bisque
with brioche grilled cheese croutons
with 20 different vegetable preparations from Denver's fields and gardens
Roasted Rack of Lamb
with vegetables, tomato compote, and mint
Apple Shortbread Trifle
with vanilla custard, almond cinnamon granola, and whipped crème fraîche
1109 N Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218
- Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
- No tickets are needed.
- What can/can't I bring to the event?
- Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
- Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
- What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
- Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
- What does the ticket price cover?
- The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
- Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
- Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
- What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
- At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for dairy allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.