TABLE TALK: Last-minute Mother's Day options
Looking for something different for Mother’s Day? Motif, 2432 Cucharras St., owners Heather and Andrew Darrigan, will be having a Mother’s Day tapas-style brunch to test the waters for adding Sunday brunches regularly.
Other possible last-minute Mother’s Day options:
• Tajine Alami, 10 Old Man’s Trail in Manitou Springs, will have a five-course meal with belly dancing from noon to 5 p.m. for $25 per person. Call 685-1119.
• Joseph’s Fine Dining, 1606 S. Eighth St., will have a three-course menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $28.99 per person. Call 630-3631.
• Wisdom Tea House, 65 Second St. in Monument, will have tea seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Call 481-8822.
Tammy and Mike Pinto are just devastated about having to close their Bistro de Pinto, 26 E. Kiowa St., after a five-year run.
“We’re shook up,” she said. “We couldn’t keep up anymore. For the past couple of years, I have been working for tips. But with rising food costs we just couldn’t make ends meet.”
They are both looking for new jobs. Tammy will let us know where Mike finds work so loyal customers can once again find him and enjoy his gourmet fare.
New chef in town
It’s not uncommon for kitchen doors to swing with chefs going and coming. But in the case of Walter Iser, owner of Walter’s Bistro, 146 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., changing of the guard in the kitchen has been infrequent. During the 12 years (his anniversary will be June 1) that he has had his own eatery, there have been only three executive chefs in his galley.
Recently, Steven Weber stepped into the position, bringing a wealth of culinary experience from near and far. For the past 10 years, he has been executive chef at the famous Chateau Gendebien in Mons, Belgium, a United States European Command facility. Here, Weber honed his gourmet cuisine with a French flair that is reflected in the new menu at Walter’s Bistro.
Get a taste of his culinary talent on Mother’s Day with the three-course brunch menu. Cost is $29 per adult and $15 per child younger than 12. Call 630-0201 for reservations.
Swing into some fun
Enjoy the excitement of a cabaret at Jazz’n The Movies at The Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., at 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be a wine tasting with a charcuterie plate, prepared by the chefs of Amuzé at the FAC, and a cabaret concert featuring the FluteDaddy Jazz Quartet.
Tickets are $20 or $30 for bistro-style seating. Call 477-4377.
Taste for a cause
Memories in the Making Art Auction and Chef’s Showcase will be at the Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, at 5:30 p.m. today. The chefs are all from local residential care communities, including Dorset Buscoglia from Mackenzie Place, Lynsie Hart from Emeritus at Broadmoor, David Chartier from Village at Skyline, Leo Martinez from Emeritus at Bear Creek, Josh Crane from Liberty Heights, Ursula Simon from Winslow Court, Ivan Sisneros from Palisades at Broadmoor Park, Phil Hardage from Inn at Garden Plaza, Kevin Merwick from Wynwood of Colorado Springs and Rafael Agueda from Brookdale Place of Colorado Springs.
Cost is $75 per person; $45 for those 35 and younger at alz.org/co, or call 266-8773.
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