Movie Schedule: February 1st – 15th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

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Sunday, February 1st  
2:00pm – Danny Deckchair – PG-13 (1 hour, 40 minutes)
7:00pm – The Judge – R (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Monday, February 2nd  
7:00pm – Into the Storm – PG-13 (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Tuesday, February 3rd  
7:00pm – The Boxtrolls – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Wednesday, February 4th  
7:00pm – The Judge – R (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Thursday, February 5th  
7:00pm – Into the Storm – PG-13 (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Friday, February 6th  
7:00pm – The Boxtrolls – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Saturday, February 7th     
12:00pm – Holes – PG (1 hour, 57 minutes)
7:00pm – The Judge – R (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Sunday, February 8th      
2:00pm – The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian – PG (2 hours, 29 minutes)
7:00pm – Into the Storm – PG-13 (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Monday, February 9th  
7:00pm – The Boxtrolls – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Tuesday, February 10th   
7:00pm – The Judge – R (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Wednesday, February 11th 
7:00pm – Into the Storm – PG-13 (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Thursday, February 12th   
7:00pm – The Boxtrolls – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Friday, February 13th 

7:00pm – The Judge – R (2 hours, 21 minutes)

Saturday, February 14th      
12:00pm – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – PG (1 hour, 53 min)
7:00pm – Into the Storm – PG-13 (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Sunday, February 15th  
2:00pm – Charlotte’s Web – G (1 hour, 37 minutes)     7:00pm – The Boxtrolls – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)


Tastings Blog – Meet Sean Kenyon of Williams and Graham

 

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Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930′s. He first stepped behind the bar at the young age of sixteen and has never left. Early in his career, Sean developed a passion for classic cocktails and cocktail history. He continues to show great respect for that history and methodology while finding influences for new creations in modern spirits, ingredients and techniques. Over the course of his 28-year bartending career, Sean has managed bars and cocktail programs in New Jersey, Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado. In 2011, he realized a lifelong dream and opened Williams & Graham in Denver, CO. In 2013 & 2014 the bar was nominated for a James Beard award for the nation’s outstanding beverage program. National media such as CNN, Food & Wine Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Esquire have recently recognized his beverage programs.  In 2009 he was awarded Mixologist of the Year by Denver Magazine, Food & Wine magazine and Esquire voted Williams & Graham Top and Best bar in 2012 and 2013 respectively.  In 2014 Sean was named Nightclub and Bar Bartender of the Year by the Spirited Awards.marcu

Taste and Savor Questionnaire – Beverage Experts

Describe your beverage philosophy in one sentence:

Beauty in Simplicity.

What is your earliest beverage memory?

I had my first stirred Manhattan in the mid 90’s. Up to that point, I had only ever had shaken Manhattans (because that’s how they did it in the 80’s & 90’s). It was the best that I had ever had. It changed my outlook on cocktails.

Who is or was your biggest influence?

My father. He is a bartender as well. He is the the most hospitable bartender I have ever known. He always takes care of his guests like they were in his home.

What is your favorite beverage that most would consider to be a guilty pleasure?

A classic Vieux Carre. rye, cognac, rosso vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters

After a long day, do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail?

I actually prefer to drink straight spirits neat. Agave Spirits or Whisky depending on my mood.

Money is no option – what is your drink of choice?

Del Maguey Iberico. Neat.

Join Sean Kenyon because only the best will #tasteandsavor2015

 

 


Tastings Blog – Meet Danny Trace of Brennan’s of Houston

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Growing up just outside New Orleans, Chef Danny’s ‘real’ education came first-hand in the bustling kitchen of Commander’s Palace, the acclaimed culinary landmark of the Brennan’s Family of Restaurants.  A decade into his career, he and his family retreated to nearby Texas to escape Hurricane Katrina and the devastating aftermath. Ever loyal to the Brennan family, however, Chef Danny returned to New Orleans to take the Executive Chef reins of Café Adelaide, which celebrated its post-hurricane reopening on Thanksgiving Day 2005. In 2008, he opened Commander’s Palace and the On the Rocks Bar in Destin, Florida. With three stellar years under his belt at Commander’s in Florida, Chef Danny added a fourth restaurant in fall 2009 to his rich history with the Brennan’s Family of Restaurants. Today he serves as Executive Chef at Brennan’s of Houston, creating traditional Creole favorites and intriguing daily specialties with a tempting twist that draw Houston diners time and again. And like those with whom he shares his passion for exceptional cooking and Southern hospitality, Danny’s family ranks at the top of his priorities.

Taste and Savor Questionnaire – Chefs

Describe your food philosophy in one sentence

Our Bayou City Creole cuisine balances a respect for traditional dishes and techniques with a passion for staying on the cutting edge of regional cuisine in America, as well as utilizing local ingredients whenever possible.

 

What is your earliest food memory?

Eating Beef-a-Roni in the can. I’m pretty sure Turtle soup was created by copycatting that recipe.

Hunting and fishing with my grandpa and bringing back our bounties of the day and cooking it that evening for the family. Rabbit Hunting in Thibodaux Louisiana with my grandpa, skinning them underneath his shed, and making onion-braised rabbit and rice for the family that evening.

 

Who is or was your biggest culinary influence?

My Grandpa without a doubt, as well as Ella Brennan and the rest of the Brennan family

 

Name your favorite food city and why.

That certainly would have to be the city that I have chosen as my home—Houston, Texas. It is exciting to be in a great city amongst great chefs and its farmers that is gaining momentum in being a culinary destination

 

What food item or dish is your guilty pleasure?  

I would certainly have to say its “Best Stop” Boudin & Cracklins with an ice cold beer.

 

After a long day, do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail?

It certainly depends on the day, sometimes it involves all three. ha ha.

 

What is your ultimate day off meal?

 A huge pot of wild duck and Collard green gumbo with smoked venison sausage and plenty of honey buttered cornbread to warm the soul

Join Danny Trace because only the best will #tasteandsavor2015


THE 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S WEEKEND OF WELLNESS

The Broadmoor welcomes women of all ages to reboot the mind, body, and spirit at the resort’s 4th annual Women’s Weekend of Wellness, co-sponsored by the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, April 16-19, 2015.

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This transformational, all-inclusive weekend is focused on helping women develop a healthier lifestyle through a number of interactive seminars and exercise-based activities. Led by doctors and specialists from both the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and The Broadmoor, the theme this year is ‘The Energy of Wellness’ with a focus on how, for women especially, the power of positivity is key to creating a life that is healthy, strong, and vibrant. The seminars and activities are conducted in an engaged setting, ensuring women can “let their hair down” and get to know one another, discover opportunities of bonding, and have moments of clarity that are sparked by the sessions and then informally discussed during activities and shared meals.

As part of the weekend, each guest is given the opportunity to have a personalized Wellness Evaluation to assess the six controllable dimensions of wellness: physical fitness, metabolic fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress, and quality and satisfaction of life. Evaluation results are discussed with the expert’s on-hand and personal goals are set to create a customized program for each participant.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Attendees can choose either a two-or three-night package; those who elect to stay three nights begin the weekend with a special welcome reception of cocktails and healthy hors d’oeuvres, hosted by The Broadmoor’s Spa Director Cassie Hernandez.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Friday morning kicks off with a choice of activities, including guided hikes, yoga/Tai Chi classes, AquaFit, or an indoor spin class. After a heart healthy group breakfast, guests then participate in two seminars.  Following lunch prepared by award-winning Broadmoor Chefs, guests can choose another activity from those offered in the morning, partake in the personalized Wellness Evaluation, or experience the Spa. That evening, guests participate in an interactive, chef-led cooking demonstration of healthy food choices that are easy to prepare, followed by a plated dinner prepared by The Broadmoor’s renowned culinary staff.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18
After a refreshing night’s sleep, guests again jump-start their day with activities such as Zumba, Aquafit, yoga, and more. After a group breakfast, guests attend two morning discussions. Following lunch, guests have the opportunity to choose from an array of activities, including a guided hike to Seven Falls, one of the premier tourist attractions in the Pikes Peak region. Guests then dine on their own for dinner at one of The Broadmoor’s many restaurants offering extensive and varied choices for everything from fine dining to family and bistro-style fare.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Guests have a final opportunity to choose an invigorating morning activity or complete their personalized Wellness Evaluation. After breakfast, Melanie Carvell, a physical therapist and author of “Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness, and Grit on the Northern Plains” closes the weekend with by motivating guests to start their own self-improvement through  stories about her humble upbringing and ability to overcome physical challenges, and how she has helped others to do the same. The Women’s Weekend of Wellness program concludes at noon.

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Reservations for the Women’s Weekend of Wellness two day and three day packages may be booked online by visiting The Broadmoor or by calling (855) 586-0957


Tastings Blog – Meet Martin Riese, Water Sommelier

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JERK MARTIN RIESE world-renowned water sommelier from Germany

Riese officially began his culinary journey as an apprentice to the restaurant specialist at the Relais & Châteaux Hotel Stadt Hamburg on the Island of Syltin in northern Germany.  During Riese’s ever-evolving career, he was hired at First Floor restaurant in Berlin where he worked as the maître d’ hotel and developed the position of water sommelier – a distinctive job that allowed him to share with guests his passion for multiple varieties of water from around the world. Riese’s knowledge of water led to appearances on television and radio programs throughout Europe, South America, and Asia, ultimately leading the German press to refer to him as the country’s foremost water sommelier. In 2009, he co-authored the critically acclaimed book Die Welt des Wasser (World of Water) – considered the foremost European book on the subject. Riese reunited with the Patina Restaurant Group in 2011 and unveiled his own water program at Ray’s & Stark Bar, Los Angeles in 2012.

The Taste and Savor Questionnaire–Beverage Experts 


Describe your beverage philosophy in one sentence:

Water is not just water!

What is your earliest beverage memory?

As a child I realized that even tap water from different cities taste different. On vacation with my parents it was for more interesting to taste the differences in tap water than to discover the cities.

Who is or was your biggest influence?

Nature, it’s amazing that nature gives us a broad taste spectrum of waters. Water can go from bitter to sweet and from smooth to complex.

 

What is your favorite beverage that most would consider to be a guilty pleasure?

Dr. Pepper Cherry – Sometimes I need something so strange in taste to reset my taste panels.

 

After a long day, do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail?

Champagne – the light sparkling beverage refreshes my mouth and helps me to calm down.

 

Money is no option – what is your drink of choice?

1988 Louis Roederer Cristal

Join Martin Reise because only the best will #tasteandsavor2015


Movie Schedule: January 16th – 31st

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

Friday, January 16st 
7:00 pm – The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Saturday, January 17th 
12:00 pm – Around the World in 80 Days – PG (2 hours)
7:00 pm – Elsa & Fred –  PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes) Sunday,

January 18th 
2:00 pm – Nim’s Island – PG (1 hour, 36 minutes)
7:00 pm – The Giver – PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Monday, January 19th 
7:00 pm – The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Tuesday, January 20th 
7:00 pm – Elsa & Fred –  PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Wednesday, January 21st 
7:00 pm – The Giver – PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Thursday, January 22nd 
7:00 pm – The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Friday, January 23rd 
7:00 pm – Elsa & Fred –  PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Saturday, January 24th 
12:00 pm – The Water Horse–  PG (1 hour, 52 minutes)
7:00 pm – The Giver – PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Sunday, January 25th 
2:00 pm – Ramona and Beezus – G (1 hour, 43 minutes)
7:00pm– The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Monday, January 26th 
7:00 pm – Elsa & Fred –  PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Tuesday, January 27th 
7:00 pm – The Giver – PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Wednesday, January 28th    
7:00pm – The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Thursday, January 29th 
7:00 pm – Elsa & Fred –  PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes

Friday, January 30th 
7:00 pm – The Giver – PG-13 (1 hour, 37 minutes)

Saturday, January 31st 
12:00 pm – Around the World in 80 Days – PG (2 hours)
7:00pm– The Good Lie – PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)


Tastings – Taste and Savor Meet Shawn McClain

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Shawn McClain has a knack for balancing innovative concepts with tradition and sensibility. McClain’s star rose quickly in the culinary world. He first broke onto the national scene at Trio restaurant in Evanston, earning four stars from both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. After seven accolade-filled years, he left to open Spring in 2001, which served as his homage to seafood and earned extraordinary critical acclaim and consumer success. That same year, Spring was nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurant award, and McClain was named Esquire magazine’s Chef of the Year.
By 2004, McClain opened his second restaurant, Green Zebra. An immediate success, this vanguard concept brings vegetables to the center of the plate and was lauded by The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine and several other prestigious publications.
After continuing his success in Chicago with the addition of Custom House, McClain eventually found his way to the bright lights of Las Vegas. At Sage in ARIA Resort & Casino, McClain changed focus once more with a New American menu built on the irresistible freshness of California’s local harvests.

 

The Taste and Savor Questionnaire – Chefs

  

Describe your cooking philosophy in one sentence:

Fresh, clean, seasonal ingredients prepared in a balanced, flavorful and creative way.

What is your earliest food memory?

An awesome big lazy susan full of Chinese delicacies at a restaurant my parents used to take me (age 8) and my five siblings.  We always ordered for 10!

Who is or was your biggest culinary influence?

There have been so many people that have influenced my cooking, but if I had to pick just one, I would have to say the late Chef Charlie Trotter of Chicago.  He set the bar so high and inspired a generation of cooks to aspire for excellence and look at food in new ways.

Name your favorite food city and why.

In my 20s it was San Francisco, in my 30s it was New York and now in my 40s  I have to say Chicago.  I have spent so many years there and the food scene just doesn’t stop moving forward.

 

What food item or dish is your guilty pleasure?

Fries & Mayo

After a long day, do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail?

Depends on the day and I like to mix it up; a cold beer is always nice and following it up with a reposado tequila or bourbon makes it even better.

 

What is your ultimate day off meal?

Japanese

Join Shawn McClain because only the best will #tasteandsavor2015


Movie Schedule: January 1st – 15th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

Thursday, January 1st 
7:00 pm – Dolphin Tale 2 – PG (1 hour, 47 minutes)

Friday, January 2nd 
7:00 pm – The Hundred-Foot Journey – PG (2 hours, 2 minutes)

Saturday, January 3rd 
12:00 pm – Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – G (1 hour, 33 minutes)
7:00 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Sunday, January 4th
2:00 pm – City of Ember – PG (1 hour, 30 minutes)
7:00 pm – Dolphin Tale 2 – PG (1 hour, 47 minutes)

Monday, January 5th 
7:00 pm – The Hundred-Foot Journey – PG (2 hours, 2 minutes)

Tuesday, January 6th 
7:00 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Wednesday, January 7th 
7:00 pm – Dolphin Tale 2 – PG (1 hour, 47 minutes)

Thursday, January 8th 
7:00 pm – The Hundred-Foot Journey – PG (2 hours, 2 minutes)

Friday, January 9th 
7:00 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Saturday, January 10th 
12:00 pm – Won’t Back Down – G (2 hours, 1 minute)
7:00 pm – Dolphin Tale 2 – PG (1 hour, 47 minutes)

Sunday, January 11th
2:00 pm – Swimming Upstream – PG-13 (1 hour, 54 minutes)
7:00 pm – The Hundred-Foot Journey – PG (2 hours, 2 minutes)

Monday, January 12th 
7:00 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)

Tuesday, January 13th 
7:00 pm – Dolphin Tale 2 – PG (1 hour, 4

Wednesday, January 14h 
7:00 pm – The Hundred-Foot Journey – PG (2 hours, 2 minutes)

Thursday, January 15th 
7:00 pm – Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13 (2 hours, 1 minute)


TASTINGS – Taste and Savor meet Kelly Liken

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kelly Liken, culinary extraordinaire and Knife Fight Champion!

Kelly Liken, one of Colorado’s most promising and influential young chefs, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2002, Kelly graduated first in her class from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, She interned at the renowned Inn at Little Washington. After graduation, Kelly headed west to work at Splendido at the Château in Beaver Creek, Colorado. In 2004, at the youthful age of 27, Kelly realized it was time to open her own restaurant.  Restaurant Kelly Liken opened as one of the state’s most sophisticated dining destinations, where the restaurant’s cosmopolitan décor and progressive American cuisine are reflections of the owner/chef’s personality.
A James Beard nominee for “Best Chef Southwest” (2009, 2010 and 2011) and participating chef in the James Beard national Celebrity Chef Tour, Kelly has garnered national recognition for her creativity in the kitchen, as well as her commitment and passion for her craft. She has been featured in “A Cowboy Cookout at 10,000 Feet” in Food & Wine, August 2012 , as well as an emerging female chef to watch in the country in Bon Appétit, 2008 “Women Chefs: The Next Generation.”.

The Taste and Savor Questionnaire – Chefs

 

Describe your cooking philosophy in one sentence:

I serve a simple yet exciting Seasonal American Cuisine that relies heavily on locally produced and cultivated products.

 

Who is or was your biggest culinary influence?

Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington

Mario Batali

My Mom

Name your favorite food city and why.

Pick just one!! How hard…  I love Nashville right now.  It’s a really exciting time to eat there, there are great new restaurants popping up everyday.

Denver is really coming into it’s own and we’re really starting to see a Colorado point of view and style.

What food item or dish is your guilty pleasure?

Chicken Wings!

After a long day, do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail?

Maker’s Mark on the rocks

What is your ultimate day off meal?

Anything my husband makes, he’s does a mean Beer Can Chicken on the grill.

Join KELLY LIKEN because only the best will #tasteandsavor2015


Last minute gifts that keep on giving for the Italian foodie in your family!

The Four Courses of Ristorante del Lago – Italian Wine Dinners
$95++*

Warm up this winter with your favorite Italian restaurant and some of the finest Italian wine producers.  Four courses of fine Italian cuisine, spectacular wines and merriment that will last long after the gleam of  the holidays has passed.  Come for one or all four, each is sure to delight the senses!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 6PM – Enrico Rivetto of Rivetto Winery


Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6PM  – Erika Abate of Bersano Winery

 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6PM  – Andrea Sottimano of Sottimano Winery

 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6PM  – Daniela Mastroberardino of Terredora Winery



Chef Justin Miller creates an innovative yet comforting menu to pair exquisitely with the beautiful wines of Italy.  $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 719.577.5733 or email [email protected].  A special room rate of $150 per night, plus taxes and service fees will be offered for this event.  Call 866.696.1974 to reserve a room.

 

*Plus applicable taxes and gratuity