<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs has a new Asian-Indian eatery]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-asian-indian-eatery/article/1607956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-asian-indian-eatery/article/1607956?custom_click=rss

Say hello to Kandu Sherpa, who with husband Pasang owns Sherpa Garden Restaurant and Bar, 1005 W. Colorado Ave.. She will fulfill your hankering for authentic Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan Himalyan cuisine. They have owned and operated their popular Tibets Restaurant in Louisville for 10 years.

"I'm training my nephew, Laka (Sherpa), to run this restaurant and prepare my recipes," she said.

Each tandori-baked naan - there are nine versions on the menu - has been buttery and hot from the oven. A personal favorite is the jalapeño cheddar cheese ($4). It was especially delicious with the bright red tandori chicken ($12.99), served on a sizzling hot skillet. Entrées come with a hot cup of dahl and fluffy basmati rice. Details:



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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:25:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Pick: Dipping-good deal at The Melting Pot]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-dipping-good-deal-at-the-melting-pot/article/1607877?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-pick-dipping-good-deal-at-the-melting-pot/article/1607877?custom_click=rss

The Melting Pot, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., is offering a hot deal noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with the Four Course Fondue Favorites Experience for a mere $30 per person. Choose any cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Entree selections include: Teriyaki sirloin, chicken breast or Pacific shrimp. Lobster is available for an upcharge. Tax and tip is additional. No sharing. No offers, promotions, or other discounts available with this special. Reservations a must. Details: 385-0300, meltingpot.com/colorado-springs-co.



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:47:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Spiralize veggies and fruits to make sensational-looking, healthy meals]]> http://gazette.com/spiralize-veggies-and-fruits-to-make-sensational-looking-healthy-meals/article/1607789?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spiralize-veggies-and-fruits-to-make-sensational-looking-healthy-meals/article/1607789?custom_click=rss

Do you spiralize?

No, it's not some extreme sport. It's a process that turns veggies and fruits into noodles - and it's really taken off. Why?

"It fits with the Paleo diet," said Allen Eppley, vice president of Sparrow Hawk Cookware. "And if you want to avoid high carbs, vegetables are a good choice."

It's also a good way to avoid gluten.

"With the surge of gluten-free-based diets, it gives a great option for replacing pastas and starches," said Cortney Smith, vice president of merchandising and store operations at The Cooks Marketplace. "We also talk to many vegans and vegetarians who love it because they can do something different and get a variety of recipes that weren't available before spiralizing. And it all



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:03:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Colorado Springs ranch hand offers dinners to support healthy eating and local business]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-ranch-hand-offers-dinners-to-support-healthy-eating-and-local-business/article/1607788?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-ranch-hand-offers-dinners-to-support-healthy-eating-and-local-business/article/1607788?custom_click=rss

These days, the advice for how to eat healthy is to know your food's source and get to know your farmer. While you can do so at farmers markets, another way is to go visit a farm. Mike Preisler, founder of A Grazing Life, takes the visit to another level: He offers "A Night on the Ranch" dinners on Saturdays through August at Corner Post Ranch. Preisler is committed to supporting healthy eating and local small businesses.

The first dinner July 8 was amazing. I knew the meal would be world-class, as the cooking team was headed by Mario Vasquez, executive chef at Garden of the Gods Market and Café; the freshly caught seafood was provided by Lacie Richardson, owner of Wild Woman Fish Co.; and the wine was from Sette Dolori Winery in

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:20:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs has a new taphouse with cocktail bar and restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-taphouse-with-cocktail-bar-and-restaurant/article/1607458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-a-new-taphouse-with-cocktail-bar-and-restaurant/article/1607458?custom_click=rss

Tap Traders, 3104 N. Nevada Ave., is open, with owner Tim Black ready to pull you a Colorado draft from the 30 on tap. He has enlisted James Davis to consult on menus changing daily. Golden beet salad ($10), spaetzle ($8) and country pâté ($7) were offered the day we visited. Craft cocktails using Colorado spirits are served, too. The pub is in the historical Alexander film studios service building. Old movie posters and filmmaking memorabilia are on display. Hours are: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Details: 434-2954, taptraders.com.

One thing after another

Andres and Tricia Velez, who own the popular Pig Latin Food Truck, 112 E. Boulder St.,



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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:01:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Award-winning Denver chef teaches classes on Italian dishes at her new eatery]]> http://gazette.com/award-winning-denver-chef-teaches-classes-on-italian-dishes-at-her-new-eatery/article/1607277?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/award-winning-denver-chef-teaches-classes-on-italian-dishes-at-her-new-eatery/article/1607277?custom_click=rss

"You're going to hear a lot of the F-word during this class," warned Elise Wiggins, owner and executive chef of Cattivella Wood-Fired Italian restaurant in Denver.

She was referring to "fat." After all, she was teaching us how to make mascarpone and ricotta.

"Fat equals flavor and fulfillment," she said. "I use heavy cream that is at least 40 percent fat. It's richer than butter."

Wiggins was the award-winning chef at Panzano Italian restaurant in Denver's Hotel Monaco for 12 years. It was always a treat to dine at Panzano, but when I heard about her opening her own place, it immediately joined my dining bucket list. When I checked out the eatery's web page, I was delighted to see that she offers monthly cooking classes



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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:26:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Asian community provides variety of cuisines with a spicy kick]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-asian-community-provides-variety-of-cuisines-with-a-spicy-kick/article/1607279?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-asian-community-provides-variety-of-cuisines-with-a-spicy-kick/article/1607279?custom_click=rss

If you were fortunate enough to join in the recent "Passport to Asia" cuisine experience, you got an eye-opening reminder of the many flavor nuances to be enjoyed from the cultures represented. Lunch deals at a dozen restaurants over a two-month period featured foods from Thailand, Pacific islands, the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, China, South Korea and Asia-Indian.

The sixth annual event was organized by Cynthia Chung Aki, president and chief executive officer of Golden Lotus Foundation, and coincided with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the design and construction of an Asian cultural heritage center with Asian botanical gardens and teahouse.

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]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:10:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs female chefs talk about challenges for their gender in professional kitchens]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-female-chefs-talk-about-challenges-for-their-gender-in-professional-kitchens/article/1606810?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-female-chefs-talk-about-challenges-for-their-gender-in-professional-kitchens/article/1606810?custom_click=rss

It's no secret that restaurateurs face many challenges - from long, demanding hours and employees who call in sick right before dinner service to inebriated customers and no-shows on busy waitlists. It's almost enough to make you wonder why anyone would fall in love with food service. But many do, and increasingly it's women who are running the show as owners, managers and chefs, navigating a rough-and-tumble world often filled with respect issues and language that would make a sailor blush.

We asked three women who have carved out successful careers how they maintained a professional style to get where they are today. We also talked to a young lady on her way up the career path.



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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:56:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs gets upscale bar in hotel lobby]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gets-upscale-bar-in-hotel-lobby/article/1606965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-gets-upscale-bar-in-hotel-lobby/article/1606965?custom_click=rss

Shhhh. The Piccadilly Bar in the lobby of The Antlers, a Wyndham Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., is having a soft opening. Other eateries in the hotel will open in the next several weeks.

"The grand opening of Piccadilly will be Aug. 3," said owner attorney Perry Sanders Jr. "We're still fine-tuning the menu and getting our wine list completed."

But I didn't notice any hiccups with service or food preparation on the evening I dined there. This is much more than a pub. It's an upscale space with a nod to the hotel's history. As promised when I had a tour in May 2016, "It's going to come back to its glory days," said Ryan Blanchard, the hotel's former general manager.

The bar will have about 50 local liquors, 50 wines by the



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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:57:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs French cooking classes offer speedy ways to make nutritious lunch or dinner]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-french-cooking-classes-offer-speedy-ways-to-make-nutritious-lunch-or-dinner/article/1606808?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-french-cooking-classes-offer-speedy-ways-to-make-nutritious-lunch-or-dinner/article/1606808?custom_click=rss

The best way to eat healthy, delicious, inexpensive meals is to cook them yourself. And a good way to get started is to take one of the Quick Lunch or Quick Dinner classes at The French Kitchen Culinary Center, 4771 N. Academy Blvd.

Although owner Blandine Brutel offers more than 50 classes ranging from 30 minutes to five hours - and I've attended many of them - I'm a big fan of these quick classes, which last less than an hour. I've attended most of the lunch classes, with options such as chicken, Creole, Indian, Thai, pork, Chinese and croque madame (French grilled-cheese sandwich). Recently, she added two Quick Dinner classes featuring steak and trout.

Kristi Tutt, the chef instructor, gives tips for everyday home cooks



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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:10:02 -0600