A High Note of Adventurous Cuisine: DAEC Dinner at Aria

  • August 14, 2011 · 6:00 PM


Chef Michael Long and his highly praised Littleton digs, Opus, have always treated the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club very well. Chef Michael is one of many chefs who would love to have a menu board loaded with the types of items that scream to people like us (sometimes literally), the great consumers of the offal and adventurous. He does realize that, unfortunately, there is limited appeal for our gutsy gastronomic goodies amongst the general Denver dining public. Of course, our fair bundle of tripe gobblers is working to change that, and Chef Michael has proven he is more than willing to assist.

In December Chef Michael added Aria, located in Cherry Creek, to his current dining establishment repertoire. It has garnished high praise from those in the know and is reflective of the Chef’s signature passions for new twists and playful turns on cuisine.  Here is bit of Westword Food Porn from Aria’s opening in December: http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2010/12/michael_long_aria.php.

Chef Michael has been eager to get this group in to try the new digs, and I am all too happy to oblige, given his outstanding track record with the DAEC.  I am pleased to announce that on Sunday, August 14th at 6:00pm we will make it happen. 

Check out the menu, cost and reservation info:

Menu for the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club at Aria; Sunday, August 14 th, 2011:

·          To begin:

o     Pho Italiano with Pork Belly, Turtle, and Tripe


·          Main:

o     Wet Jerk Goat Roti with Goat Fries (Testicles) and Plantains


·          To finish:

o     Summer Cherries Dipped in Duck Fat White Chocolate Fondant with Citrus Candied Listeners (Pig Ears) and Saffron Panna Cotta


Food and Gratuity $45

Optional Spirit and Beer Pairing: $15

IMPORTANT! You must call Aria directly at (303)[masked] to reserve your spots even if you have RSVPed to the DAEC website!   Please let them know you wish to attend the Adventurous Eaters Club event on August 14 th.  If you need to cancel your reservation please let Aria know ASAP so they can open up spots for those who were unable to get a one.

Nice, right?  Great food, great deal, great time to be had by all!     

I hope to see you at Aria on August 14th!



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  • Jon

    As usual, Chef Michael Long never disappoints when it comes to the DAEC. Great time, great food, and great to see all those in attendance.

    August 16, 2011

  • Amy

    I had a great time with my table. Jon did a great job at organizing. I finally met some new friends who get excited about trying new things other than sweet corn and steak.

    August 15, 2011

  • David W.

    The food was flavorful and the presentation beautiful. I have some complains, but I think that is just me being picky, so I will keep them to myself. :-)

    August 15, 2011

  • Andy H.

    Awesome company you'd expect in this little niche; spunky, fun, open-minded.

    August 15, 2011

  • Laura

    The food was delicious and our table was a blast. Not quite adventurous as some in the past, but there's a high bar to reach and I'm not sure if we've hit the top already.

    August 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting food and interesting people! Thank you Jon for setting it up.

    August 15, 2011

  • Jessica

    Great meetup! The food was interesting and incredibly delicious! Loved meeting everyone and felt like I found "my people!" Thanks for creating a great night Jon!

    August 14, 2011

  • George W.

    For those wanting to attend and have others that are not as adventurous they can order off the regular menu. Just let the Host know how many for chefs menu and how many for regular menu, they are happy to accommodate.

    August 13, 2011

  • Melinda B.

    Too bad it's not this month...I will be out of the state August 14th. Sad day. See you next time!

    July 6, 2011

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