Press + Awards for Panzano

Bikes and Brunch at the Farmers' Market With Chef Logan Stephenson
August 2019 | Westword
Get to know the farmers' market with Panzano chef Logan Stephenson, who hosts a monthly shopping spree and market tour followed by brunch at the restaurant. The adventure begins on bikes departing from the downtown eatery, headed for the Union Station Farmers' Market.
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Don’t Miss the Fresh Pasta at Panzano
June 2019 | 5280
As any nonna will tell you, simplicity is the key to superb pasta. Logan Stephenson, Panzano’s new executive chef, agrees. “My approach is bare bones,” he says. “Simple pastas made with four or five ingredients—nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.” After just two months at the helm of the downtown Denver Northern Italian stalwart located inside the Monaco Hotel, Stephenson has already applied this less-is-more mantra to Panzano’s menu.
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Best brunch spots for Mother's Day in every state
May 2019 | USA Today
Weekend brunch at this award-winning contemporary northern Italian place includes the usual items but also things not generally seen on brunch menus. Examples include a seasonal mushroom salad with poached egg, shirred eggs in spicy tomato ragu and a selection of pizzas that includes one with baked eggs and Calabrian vinaigrette.
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7 bars that prove Denver is the next great cocktail city
April 2019 | Matador Network
Kimpton Hotels are known for excellent dining and drinking options, and the Panzano Bar in the Hotel Monaco Denver is no exception. The expansive, light-filled space is a refuge from the surrounding financial district where you can sip and catch up with friends while taking in the neighborhood around you.
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Chef Logan Stephenson Joins Panzano Team
April 2019 | Westword
Logan Stephenson just signed on as Panzano's new executive chef and, like Wiggins, he moved to Denver specifically to take the roll. He's also been a devotee of Italian cooking for much of his sixteen-year career, and — most coincidentally — he's also a native of rural Louisiana.
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Northern Italian Panzano Welcomes a New Chef
April 2019 | Eater Denver
Panzano, the casual restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco focusing on sustainable Northern Italian cuisine, now has a new chef. Louisiana native Logan Stephenson takes over the kitchen that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily.
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Six Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Cheat on Dry January
January 2019 | Wine Enthusiast
Naturally, this Italian restaurant emphasizes ingredients from the homeland in this fruity-spicy number, like Mandarinetto, a mandarin orange liqueur from the Amalfi coast. It’s often likened to limoncello. This also features Prosecco, Italy’s signature sparkling wine.
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Kick Off Dry January With These Creative Instagram-Ready Mocktails
January 2019 | Forbes
Chad Nix, lead bartender at Panzano, a northern Italian restaurant in Denver, created the Little Dove. This celebratory mocktail provides bubbles from the San Pellegrino and complements it with subdued sweetness derived from the cactus flower and agave. The sweet and salty garnish on the glass provides a balanced finish.
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Dining with Family, Friends & Colleagues: Denver's Best Group-Friendly Restaurants
September 2018 | USA Today
Although it's within Hotel Monaco, Panzano stands on its own as one of the city's go-to restaurants for anyone who loves creative, internationally inspired cuisine. "Chi mangia bene, vive bene!" is the Panzano motto, translated as "Those who eat well, live well." To that end, much of the menu is comprised of organic, local and naturally raised and produced products. Sustainable practices are also employed here. Best of all, the food is delicious!
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Where To Find Denver's Top Italian Food
May 2018 | Eater Denver
The popular downtown restaurant adheres to a simple motto: “Chi mangia bene, vive bene,” or, “Those who eat well, live well.” Panzano serves up contemporary cuisine in a classic and bustling hotel setting.
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Best Italian Restaurants in Denver
June 2016 |
From stunning Northern Italian dining experiences where truffles abound (in the right seasons) to traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, these 19 spots, organized in alphabetical order, should satisfy your craving for Italian cuisine.
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USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice - Best Hotel Restaurant, Sixth Place - 2019
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, Five Time Winner Certificate of Excellence - 2010-2015
Westword Best Italian Restaurant - 2015
Dining Out Denver's Best Server, First Place - 2015
Denver Life Best Cooking Class, Second Place - 2015
AAA Four Diamond Award - 2010 to present
Winner of FEAST Vail Best Bite – 2014
OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award – 2013