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Denver’s Secret Chef Club Is BACK!



Yelp’s Secret Chef Club is BACK in Denver! We kicked things off with an extra exclusive Elite dinner at a top secret Mile High location. Fifteen Elites were given a few tasty clues about where they’d be taking this culinary adventure (craft cocktails and charcuterie boards, anyone?), but no one knew quite where they were heading until we announced the location the night before.We’d be dining with…drum roll please…Chef Sean Stengel at The Nickel! Located in Denver’s historic Tramway building, The Nickel’s cozy vibe was the perfect pairing for an intimate Elite evening.

Elites were greeted with a glass of South African sparkling rosé and a table lined with what The Nickel is known best for: amazing charcuterie boards! After taking our seats, we met Chef Sean and got our own culinary mini course in breaking down a fresh salmon. And what better way to test Chef’s expert technique than to taste the finished product? We dove (no pun intended) right into our first of five courses, a fantastic salmon crudo with red cabbage, pumpernickel, and horseradish.

From there, the courses kept coming and the drinks kept flowing. We enjoyed five dishes total– a beef tartare deviled egg, octopus etoufee, a melt-in-your-mouth short rib, and a gorgeous apple pie topped with créme anglaise. With each course came an expertly chosen drink pairing–let’s just say we were feelin’ pretty good at the end of the night. Elites left with a few momentos to remember the evening, including a flask of small batch whiskey and a coin to return for a charcuterie board.

Major thanks to Chef Sean and The Nickel for hosting an incredibly special evening for the Yelp Denver Elite Squad. Check out the five star reviews here! Photos by Nora Logue.

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