Last summer, Swigert Elementary School parents came up with “A Taste of Stapleton” as the theme for their annual fundraiser auction. The schools sent applications to restaurants to participate in a chef-driven competition. The opportunity to taste local restaurants’ creations drew over 450 participants to the event at the Hangar at Stanley on March 10. Participating restaurants included: Cattivella, Concourse, Los Chingones, Next Door, Punch Bowl, Rolling Smoke, Sazza and Stanley Beer Hall. Restaurants were asked to select a country or region of the world and represent its culinary creations; attendees voted on their favorite creation. Rolling Smoke was first, Next Door and Cattivella tied for second, Los Chingones placed third.
Chefs from Next Door (left) and Cattivella (below) plate the food for attendees at Taste of Stapleton.