For over a century, MICHELIN has been the food world’s north star (pun intended) to the world’s best restaurants. The scope of the Guide now offers a wider lens than ever before—with a new constellation of cities and restaurants added to its recs, we think it makes for some pretty appetizing stargazing.
Without further ado, here are the inaugural 2023 Star selections in Colorado:
Bosq (One star)
At this Aspen favorite, chef Barclay Dodge and his wife Molly Dodge serve a selection of tasting menus that showcase the ingredients nearby farms forage from local mountains and streams.
Frasca Food and Wine (One star)
This neighborhood favorite with chef Ian Palazzola is all about sharing the food and wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a semi-mountainous region in northeastern Italy. That means dishes like risotto with red pepper and eggplant and squid ink tagliolini pasta with smoked butter and caviar.
Beckon (One star)
Chef Duncan Holmes’s RiNo fine-dining spot is like a cozy dinner party thanks to the restaurant’s location in a Bungalow. The hyper-seasonal menu is all about spotlighting local ingredients with recent highlights including sea trout with kohlrabi and caviar and pork belly with rutabaga and apple.
Brutø (One star)
A long wooden counter around the kitchen allows diners to get up close to all the action as chefs Michael Diaz de Leon and Kelly Whitaker’s team whips up an imaginative omakase-style menu with Latin American influences.
The Wolf’s Tailor (One star)
A zero-waste ethos guides the Italian and Japanese food-influenced menu at this seasonal Denver restaurant from chefs Taylor Stark and Kelly Whitaker. Expect a produce-heavy menu in the summer and dishes spotlighting grains and fermentation in the winter.
MICHELIN Green Star (for restaurants at the forefront of sustainability)
Blackbelly Market (Boulder)
Bramble & Hare (Boulder)
The Wolf’s Tailor (Denver)
MICHELIN Special Awards
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