Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will join dozens of Denver’s top chefs during a press conference to officially announce Denver Restaurant Week, Denver’s largest annual culinary celebration.

Mayor Hancock will learn how to open a champagne bottle with a sword, and offer a toast to the chefs. There will also be instruction in the proper way to open, decant and pour wine, as well as foods to serve with wine to draw out the taste.

Denver Restaurant Week runs from February 22 to 28 at more than 300 eateries throughout The Mile High City offer a multi-course dinner for just $30. The full list of participating restaurants can be found at: DenverRestaurantWeek.com.


Michael B. Hancock, Denver Mayor
Richard Scharf, President & CEO, VISIT DENVER
E&J Gallo Winery representative
US Foods representative


Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 p.m.


Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market Street, Denver


Mayor Hancock will participate in opening a bottle of champagne with a sword, and will receive lessons in the proper way to open, pour, decant and serve wine.

The Mayor will offer a toast to participating chefs in the attractive kitchen classroom at Cook Street with wine supplied by sponsors Alamos Winery, Mirassou Winery, Louis M. Martini and William Hill Estates Wines.

Speakers will also be available for interviews and photos following the press conference.

Denver Restaurant Week is not possible without the generous support of sponsors including: Lexus, Alamos Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard, Mirassou Winery, Louis M. Martini Winery, William Hill Winery, US Foods, Johnson & Wales University, the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Downtown Denver Partnership Business Improvement District. Media partners include Westword/Westword.com, 5280 The Denver Magazine, the Denver Post, Comcast and Open Table.