Itching to travel to Europe, but don’t have the time or the budget?
No problem — all you have to do is get yourself over to Pearl Street later this month. OAK at Fourteenth is hosting its highly anticipated “Italian Week” from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.
The week is brimming with award-winning guest chefs, special menu items, delicious cocktails and more. As the name suggests, it’s a joyful celebration of Italian cuisine, cocktails and other delicious traditions.
“Italian week is my favorite event of the year,” says John Bissell, OAK’s executive chef. “I have two Italian grandparents, so there’s nothing better than being able to cook the food of my heritage and share the simple beauty of southern Italian cooking with our guests.”
OAK’s Italian Week will include more than 30 unique dishes, such as a lasagne with blue oyster mushroom ragu, bechamel and black truffle; a corzetti stampati with pancetta and clams; and a maltagliati with red wine duck ragu, just to name a few.
There’s also an array of fun events and special guest appearances throughout the week, including these below:
Monday, Nov. 28: Paul C. Reilly, the co-owner and chef at Coperta and Apple Blossom, will be the guest chef with menu items like a Sicilian-inspired mixed grill and a stuffed pasta with goat cheese filling and a roasted chile-almond pesto.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: This is “Negroni Night” with Telluride’s The National bar program director David de Resiny, aka “Diamond Dave.” Resiny and Bryan Dayton, OAK’s co-owner, will mix up an array of negronis in the dining room. OAK is also launching its whole animal butchery program, which uses local pigs and old-world techniques to create the highest quality charcuterie boards.
Wednesday, Nov. 30: The team from Denver’s Dio Mio will serve as guest chefs at OAK for the evening.
Thursday, Dec. 1: Matt Molina, the James Beard Award-winning chef of HiPPO in Los Angeles, will be the guest chef for the evening.
You can make a reservation online now for Italian Week. OAK is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1400 Pearl Street.