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Fundraiser Dinner at Urban Farmer
April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$75
$30 of your ticket is tax deductible as a donation to Slow Food Denver.
About Urban Farmer:
Situated on the corner of 17th and Wazee Streets adjacent to the historic Oxford Hotel, Urban Farmer Denver is a modern farm-to-table steakhouse bringing “rural chic” to life in the heart of Denver just steps away from the revitalized Union Station.
Urban Farmer Denver focuses on the narrative of the country farmer who marries the cosmopolitan art- collector. The interpretation of the Urban Farmer couple has a sophisticated approach, representing Denver’s rural history and more recent reemergence as a young, fresh, and national trendsetting city.
Every aspect of Urban Farmer Denver is thoughtfully tailored to the people who live, work and visit the iconic city — the specific local personality is the driving force behind all creative and culinary details, giving it a style unique to this area.
Urban Farmer’s menu emphasizes the pride of locally- sourced ingredients and authentic, straightforward preparations. Butcher’s cuts of heritage-bred beef takes the spotlight, with grass-fed, grain-finished and corn-fed varieties available, while our poultry and seafood are also thoughtfully-selected.
Our rustic pantry is stocked with house-made, preserved and pickled local produce which offers a homespun counterpoint to the refined ambiance. Our chefs build personal relationships with local farms, ranches and fisheries, bringing a taste of their dedication to the table and reaffirming the direct connection between land and plate. Beverage offerings reflect the variety of neighboring breweries, cocktails made with local craft spirits and a carefully curated wine program to complement the region.
About Chef Chris Starkus:
As Executive Chef of Urban Farmer in Denver, Chris Starkus curates a locally focused, sustainably sourced steakhouse menu influenced by the bounty of Colorado. Starkus highlights his seasonally-driven menu with nose-to-tail cuts of naturally-raised meat, executed with finely honed French techniques. Overseeing the whole animal butchery in-house, charcuterie program, and more, he also enjoys tending to the restaurant’s rooftop apiary and patio garden. In addition to growing mushrooms, microgreens, and sprouted grains. Inspired by America’s European ancestry, Starkus unites ingredients grown on-site with those harvested from closely regarded purveyors to offer rustic brunch, lunch, and dinner preparations with bold, straightforward flavors.
Like his culinary style, the chef’s approach to management favors authenticity and transparency. In any interaction with people, guest or employee, Starkus emulates the golden rule, operating with mutual respect to create satisfying and engaging experiences. “The guest comes first, always,” he says. “Thanks to them, I get to do what I love most.”
When he is not creating garden-fresh steakhouse fare at Urban Farmer, Starkus retreats to his homestead where he tends to plants, bees, and chickens. He also enjoys kayaking and cycling, often with his wife and their two kids.