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Tid-Bites: Shhh… Hush Comes to Boulder


If you haven’t heard, Hush is a “secret” supper club, taking dining outside the restaurant and pairing four-star dining from up and coming chefs with outrageous locations—previous dinners have taken place in an exotic car museum, on the roof of the art museum, and as of last night, on the grounds of Colorado’s Best Beef’s ranch.

For their inaugural Boulder dinner, Hush decided to pair the bucolic fields of the Colorado’s Best Beef ranch with the sublime simplicity of chef Tim Payne’s cuisine for a memorable introduction to Boulder. Payne, executive chef of Longmont’s Terroir, is known for using locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients, making the match doubly appropriate.

The five-course menu included Colorado striped bass, pork from Long Family Farm and, of course, Colorado’s Best Beef in the form of short ribs and smoked biscuit. Each course was well-paired with a Colorado or New Mexico wine.

A portion of the proceeds from the Hush dinners goes to a local food-related charity, and last night’s dinner benefited Slow Food Boulder, which has been working lately to provide community gardens to schools and public housing complexes.

To get on the Hush invitation list, visit hushdenver.com and sign up to get on their mailing list. Another Boulder-area event is tentatively planned for the end of July, but you’ll be the first to know if you’re on the list.


Lacy is an award-winning food writer and blogger. She lives in Westminster with her family. Google

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