Rock the Earth is very excited to announce that on Sunday, January 24, 2016, we’ll be holding an event of epic proportions to celebrate the local food movement in Denver. Held at The Squeaky Bean, in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood of Denver, Dine Out for Earth 3 features celebrity chef and Rock the Earth Advisory Board member Chef Charlie Ayers as well as several of Denver’s top chefs. This event will feature six courses of locally sourced cuisine, local brews (from Great Divide Brewing Co.), wines (from Infinite Monkey Theorem), and cocktails (from Woody Creek Distillers). In addition, Dine Out for Earth 3 will include a silent auction of music memorabilia, art, and donations from local businesses. Music will be provided by Denver’s own DJ Russo.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

Location:  The Squeaky Bean & Elevation Cycles, 1500 Wynkoop St., Denver

Confirmed Chefs: Chef Charlie Ayers (Calafia Café), Chef Troy Guard (TAG; Guard & Grace), Chef Justin Brunson (Old Major), Chef Amos Watts (Acorn), Chef Tom Coohill (Coohills), and host Chef Chris MacGillivray (The Squeaky Bean) .

Cost: $95 per person in advance (until November 30); $115 per person (December 1 to January 20); $160 per person at the door (if available)


Hand-Passed Appetizers: Chef Tom Coohill (Coohills)

  • Chicken liver pate on brioche with oven dried grapes
  • Hot smoked salmon, new potato, dried fennel, Pernod
  • Gougeres
  • Lamb sirloin, butternut squash, pistachios, mint

1st Course: Chef Troy Guard (TAG/Guard & Grace)

Fresh Crab Salad / Avocado / Kumquat / Aioli

2nd Course: Chef Charlie Ayers (Calafia Café)

Spinach ricotta gnocchi with oil cured olives, rainbow carrots and Brussels sprouts tossed in chives, butter and parmesan with a butter nut squash puree and crispy spun carrots.

3rd Course: Chef Amos Watts (Acorn)

Seared sea scallop, West Indian potato curry, cilantro raita

4th Course: Chef Justin Brunson (Old Major/The Honor Society)

Aspen Ridge short rib, pimento cheese grits, tomato gravy, and winter vegetables

5th Course: Chris MacGillivray (The Squeaky Bean)

Citrus variations, yogurt, maple, sea salt

For tickets to this unique and historic event, go HERE! But hurry – the event is limited to 115 people and we expect it to sell out in advance!

Special thanks to Johnson & Wales University and Yelp! for their generous support for this event!

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