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$70  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 1/9
7:00 PM
West Highlands

Rooted Craft Kitchen

5-Course Modern Locavore Tasting Event

Opened just this past May, this exceptional Highlands eatery immediately vaulted onto Eater’s “Hottest New Restaurants” List and Westwood’s “Top 100 Restaurants” List. Chef/Owner Nicholas Kayser has worked at top dining establishments in New York City, Hong Kong, and Las Vegas, where he opened The Smith Restaurant. He is delighted to be in the Centennial State now, where he is offering Denver diners American classic cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from Colorado purveyors. His menu features trusted favorites like short ribs on polenta, chicken cordon bleu, mushrooms vol au vent, striped bass, and more. It’s all served up in an airy, plant-bedecked space with garage doors letting in the light. We love Chef Kayser’s food philosophy— "ingredient-driven, highlighting what we can find, what we cook at home, what we love and what farmers' markets are selling ... we firmly believe in slow food done fast"—and so does Eater, which calls Rooted Craft Kitchen’s fare “comfort food with class.” And who amongst us can’t do with a little comfort these days? See you there!

About the Host:

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Nicholas Kayser


Colorado native Chef Nicholas Kayser holds a degree in culinary arts from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado. After his career as an apprentice under Master Chef Bryan Nagao in Hong Kong, he honed his skills as Executive Chef at various Richard Sandoval establishments. He also previously opened The Smith Restaurant in Vegas.

The Lineup

Courses #1-#4 will be served family style. Course #5 will be plated individually. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Bruschetta Bunch

    sicilian white bean | pan con tomate | mushroom duxelle | beef tartare

  2. Winter Bibb Salad

    candied spaghetti squash, pepita, humboldt fog cheese, hazelnut vinaigrette, avocado mousse, “birdseed”

  3. Sweet Corn Elote Gnocchi

    chive, cotija cheese, sumac, pickled fresno

  4. Jumbo Prawn Dirty Rice

    olive, pimentón, duck confit, étouffée

  5. Frosty S'More

    graham cracker, hazelnut pot de crème, toasted marshmallow fluff, chocolate

Rooted Craft Kitchen

3940 W 32nd Ave

Denver, CO 80212

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
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 those with garlic or allium allergies. Just 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 so we can give the chef a heads up.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for 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 (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.

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