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Panzano Restaurant & Lounge Buzz

15 Great Places in Denver to Take Your Parents for the Holidays

11-25-2014  |  Westword

This is not your usual hotel restaurant. Chef Elise Wiggins and her team at Panzano have as their motto "Chi mangia bene, viva bene" (Those who eat well, live well), and you can certainly live it up in the elegant, yet comfortable dining room that specializes in perfectly prepared northern Italian cuisine.

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Gridiron Grill: Charbroiled Oysters

11-21-2014  |  Fox 31

Chef Elise Wiggins from Panzano shows Ken Clark and former Denver Bronco Tom Graham how to make Charbroiled Oysters.

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Panzano's Elise Wiggins: Fall Is a "Romantic and Sexy Time for Food!"

10-28-2014  |  Westword

Menus are changing faster than the leaves, as chefs update their offerings to reflect the season. But at Panzano, executive chef Elise Wiggins approaches her menu with more than just fall produce in mind. She's also aware of the way autumn makes us feel.

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The 9 Best Lunch Deals in Denver

10-17-2014  |  Zagat

The Deal: Panzano's "power lunch" is more than a smashing deal; it's one of the best lunches in Denver period. Chef Elise Wiggins offers two salads or a cup a soup (the zuppa changes on a whim) as starters. For main dishes, diners can choose from a slew of stellar choices, including ravioli, melanzane fritte, carbonara alla Panzano, gnocchi al coniglio or any of the kitchen's panini or pizze. And for dessert, indulge in a housemade truffle.
Price: $23 for three courses

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Cooks Club: Bicicletta

10-7-2014  |  Rocky Mountain PBS

"Jodi Dolph, bartender at Denver's Panzano Restaurant shows Chef Elise Wiggins how to make one of her favorite cocktails: The Bicicletta."

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9 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Denver

9-4-2014  |  Zagat

"Surveyors rave about the "scrumptious" and "innovative" Northern Italian cuisine, not to mention “superb” house-baked breads, at this Downtown head-turner quarterbacked by exec chef Elise Wiggins, whose exhibition kitchen is a stage of culinary mastery"

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10 Most Influential Restaurants from 2004-2014

9-1-2014  |  303 Magazine

"With a knack for introducing new trends without even trying, Panzano has become known for a handful of exciting programs. From whole animal butchery to an excellent gluten-free menu, this restaurant is always on the up-and-coming."

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Denver FIVE dinner offers a taste of Italy in a Tuscan setting

7-30-2014  |  Denver Post

"Members stage the FIVE @ Five dinner series and take part in such high-profile events as the Aspen and Denver food and wine classics. They're also invited to present a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York."

Cooks Club: Venus' Navel

7-28-2014  |  Rocky Mountain PBS

"Chef Elise Wiggins of Denver's Panzano Restaurant visits the Rocky Mountain PBS studio and shares how to create one of her favorite dishes, Venus' Navel."

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What Elise Wiggins Learned in Italy

6-5-2012  |  Westword

Read all about Chef Elise and her two weeks in Italy working with The Mad Butcher of Panzano, Dario Cecchini.

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Best Italian Restaurant

3-29-2012  |  Westword

"From the beautifully baked breads that scent the dining room to the textbook-perfect gnocchi with rabbit confit to the twitchy egg that crowns the tagliatelle carbonara specked with house-cured pancetta, Panzano's kitchen just keeps out turning stunning fare."

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America's Top Restaurants Zagat 2012

1-7-2012  |  Zagat

Panzano is voted one of the top restaurants in America by Zagat

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Panzano Chef Elise Wiggins prepares an at-home Italian feast

11-1-2011  |  5280

Her flavors are big, bold, and straight from the hearth - all of which makes Wiggins' style of cooking ideal for entertaining.

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AAA Four Diamond Award - 2010 to present

Winner of FEAST Vail Best Bite – 2014

OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award – 2013