Locavores, I've missed you! Sorry for the absence from meetup, let's get things rolling again with happy hour!
Panzano has been on my radar for a while. Chef Elise (who is in Best Chefs America, by the way) prides herself on organic, fair-trade, and sustainable practices. Panzano is a Northern Italian restaurant with seasonal ingredients locally sourced. They were rated Top 5 Denver Restaurant by The Rocky Mountain News, one of America's Top Restaurants by Zagat Survey, given 4 Stars by 5280 Magazine and "To die for" in the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide.
About Panzano Restaurant & Lounge (from their website):
The Italians say, "chi mangia bene, vive bene" (those who eat well, live well).
Executive Chef Elise Wiggins lives up to that motto and assures that Panzano offers the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on sustainable, local, seasonal and organic ingredients in a spectacular urban setting with uncompromised service an award-winning wine list. Under Chef Elise, sustainable practices are the norm at Panzano with a heavy emphasis on recycling, composting and source reduction. Chef Elise also offers a gluten-free menu for lunchand dinner featuring her outstanding selection of Northern Italian specialties.
Named , Panzano is a little bit of Italy in the heart of Denver, just blocks from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Colorado Convention Center, all the major hotels and the 16th Street Mall.
Centrally located, Panzano is the perfect spot to begin or end an evening at the theater, host a business meeting or celebrate a special occasion. The creative menu showcases the best that Colorado has to offer for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Happy Hour: 2:30pm - 6 pm in our Lounge.
Enjoy all draft beer for $3, four different choices of wines by the glass for $4, or any Specialty Cocktails for $5. In addition, enjoy generous tastings of Chef Elise's signature dishes such as "Crespelle ai Funghi", "Costole Breve" and "Capesante" during Happy Hour for just $4, $5 and $6 a plate.
Recently awarded best happy hour for serious foodnicks by Rocky Mountain News.
Their happy hour menu is huge! Check it out: http://www.panzano-denver.com/lounge_thelounge.php
Hope to see you there!