Two of Denver’s Most Creative Chefs Trade Kitchens For Freaky Sunday Function

When Denver’s growing meals scene keeps pumping out a lot more and much more amazing chefs, there aren’t a lot of who have frequently impressed with their experimentalism as Misfit Snackbar‘s Bo Porytko and To The Wind Bistro’s Royce Oliveira. Each just one operates a smaller site on East Colfax, with Misfit operating from inside of Middleman’s cubicle-like kitchen and To The Wind only not long ago reopening its compact chef’s counter for vaccination-only dinners. From within the confines of each small room, each individual chef has constantly manufactured whimsical menus of some of the city’s best food, each with a penchant for odd components and a total lack of concern about catering to the closed-minded. “Oliveira also just tends to make killer foods, resourceful and bold. He’s not frightened to put offal on his menus and has dishes that browse far more like chef porn than one thing for the mass public which I generally regard,” explained Porytko.

Photo by Adrienne Thomas

Final Sunday, April 25 Oliveira took around the kitchen at Misfit, making a menu that interspersed Misfit-type dishes with his individual culinary leanings. The occasion, dubbed Freaky Sunday was the 1st of a two-weekend series that observed cooks swapping kitchens and making an attempt to inhabit the other’s imaginative path.

“It was also rad to see his menu as it was his illustration of my culinary mind at Misfit as my menu for next week is the exact for his mind in his house. I was flattered and jealous of the dishes he arrived up with and completely believed he killed it,” ongoing Porytko. Products involved bottomless peanuts with a To The Wind Spice Combine and barrel-aged Worcestershire sauce, “Gin and Tonic” mussels with Makrut lime and tonic broth, juniper aioli and grilled bread and mole duck nachos with fermented black beans, crema, queso blanco and corn salsa. When the menu was distinctly Oliveira’s, the elementary resemblance to Porytko’s off-kilter leanings was incredible — the mutual admiration evidenced in the trivia.

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This coming Sunday, Porytko will do the exact at To The Wind, serving two seatings of a 6-training course prix repair as a equivalent homage. Even though the two have been pals for almost 6 yrs, this will the initial time they’ve collaborated in these kinds of a direct capability. “He was always a kindred spirit remaining each unbelievably cynical and somehow however super earnest. Compared with most cooks he also didn’t want to converse food most of the time, so we had a superior connection than most. Dan my previous organization associate from Rebel was also truly superior buddies with Royce,” said Porytko. “We have equivalent mindsets about foodstuff, but entirely unique ideas for our current respective areas so Royce to start with instructed a swap and we just ran with it from there,” he continued.

If past week’s takeover was any indicator, this Sunday’s meal will probable be a single of the year’s most fascinating sit-downs for everyone with even the mildest fascination in the delightfully bold.

The upcoming Freaky Sunday party will just take location at To The Wind Bistro on Sunday, May perhaps 2 as a 6-training course prix take care of menu with beer pairings from $85 for each human being. There will be two seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. Reservations are offered by speaking to Porytko at [email protected]

Misfit Snackbar is positioned in Intermediary at 3401 East Colfax Ave., Denver. To The Wind Bistro is positioned at 3333 East Colfax Ave., Denver. It is open up Wednesday – Saturday from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

All images by Brittany Werges.