The Tour d’Italia dinner at DU was fantastic. Gina Stipo was very nice. The setting was intimate so we got to talk with Gina as well as take pictures and discuss the menu. We absolutely love dining at Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management in Daniels College. We feel like part of the family and we ALWAYS are the last to leave. The room was beautifully decorated as usual and the food presentation was delightful. The students in this program are out of this world. We absolutely love the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. It truly is a hidden gem tucked away in Denver. Now onto the food! If these pictures please your palette please check out the Daniels College website–http://daniels.du.edu/ and click on the “view calendar” icon under Daniels Events to make reservations for upcoming events.
Our first course was Baccala with crostino, celery, and pickled onion, paired with Le Rime.The next course was Roasted cauliflower soup with Rosemary, paired with Centine Rose.Oh my favorite–Mushroom and three cheese ravioli with Sage butter, paired with Centine Rosso. These were so good that three just simply were not enough. They were delectable! I could have eaten a whole bowl full of these raviolis. Truth be told, I probably should have with all of the wonderful wine I sampled.The main course was Pan fried loin of veal with black cabbage, kale, and cannellini, paired with Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino. Believe it or not this was the first time I have ever eaten veal. It was very tasty and very tender.Dessert–Pear poached in spiced Chianti with cinnamon Mascarpone and granola brittle, paired with Rosa Regale (the best dessert type wine I have ever tasted). This was a very light and whimsical dessert. An absolutely wonderful evening. A picture of our favorite people at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality. Thank you!! We adore you!