Construction on Blake Street doesn't affect Vesta

Chances are that if you've been into Vesta in 2018, you've noticed something different.  Something industrial.  Something constructive.  Something...that might be an eyesore.  It's no mystery that the city and county of Denver are revamping the streets in Lower Downtown, sometimes for a prolonged amount of time.  But Vesta is unaffected: in March when similar construction was occurring, we let our guests know of entrances and closures via social media, Google, and with a personalized phone call every day.  Today, accesses from 17th and 18th Streets remain open, and thus access to Vesta is unadulterated.  So when considering to join us, don't let the pipes and backhoes deter you.  We're open, and we're still giving Denver the food, drink, and hospitality that you know and love.

Dad's love beer, so have a Bierstadt on us

Dad's love beer, so have a Bierstadt on us

This one's on us, by the way.  Surprise him by bringing him to the place he loves, with the people he loves, and a beer he's guaranteed to love.  Happy Father's Day, dads, from all of us at Vesta.

Sheamus Feeley to open Pony Up next door

Sheamus Feeley to open Pony Up next door

We look forward to swinging by Pony Up once our doors close for a heart-stopping delicious dip and a sip of a whiskey to wind down after a great service.  Welcome!

Frank Bonanno's Denver Milk Market Opens Down the Street

Frank Bonanno's Denver Milk Market Opens Down the Street

[Vesta wishes] Chef Bonanno many years of prosperity, just as Vesta has been fortunate to enjoy on this very block.  His talent and determination have always shone through at Denver staples such as Osteria Marco and Mizuna.

Vesta's new summer cocktails are guaranteed to cool you down

Vesta's new summer cocktails are guaranteed to cool you down

Vesta's bar manager, Kari Cummings, has been a staple of the restaurant for years and years.  After 15 years of employment here, she's commonly known as "Mama Bear," the mortar that keeps the bricks together.  But beyond that, such an amount of time in these four walls has honed her skills as one of Denver's best bartenders.  And this summer's cocktails exemplify what her and her bar team are capable of: unique and thoughtfully crafted cocktails, designed to showcase what Vesta's spirit is.  Hospitable, delicious, and eclectic.

One of the most interesting new cocktails to come onto the list is the Mama Tiger.  Plantation 5 year aged rum is a classic summer time spirit in-and-of itself, but when coupled with Amaro Sfumato, a rhubarb based amaro, it's a drink that screams refreshing with spice and smoke.  A touch of passionfruit drives the point home: it's delicious.

We still have some of your favorites, though.  The Colonist, one of Kari's drinks that has remained on the list for almost a year's time, remains one of the most popular drinks on the list.  Don't mess with a good thing, right?  Using Kauai Farmacutical turmeric from Hawai'i, Kari infused the spice into a ginger syrup that plays off of Wood Creek Vodya and Pimm's.  The name, if you were interested, comes from the play of the British liqueur and the turmeric, which is common in many Indian drinks.

All in all, there are about seven new cocktails to try this summer.  It could be quite a challenge to try them all at one time, which we certainly don't recommend.  But we do suggest that you come see us before a show at the Pepsi Center, or as you're walking to the Rockies game.  Kari will welcome you with open arms, and get a refreshing beverage in front of you to take the heat of the day from you.

Vesta Helps IPW Kick-Off in Larimer Square

Vesta Helps IPW Kick-Off in Larimer Square

"Each year, only one U.S. city is awarded the privilege of hosting IPW, which has proven to generate over 700,000 new international visitors and $1.7 billion in new tourism revenue for host cities within three years."

Vesta Participates Project Angel Heart's Dining Out for Life for 12th Consecutive Year

Vesta Participates Project Angel Heart's Dining Out for Life for 12th Consecutive Year

"In 1991, when Charles Robbins returned to Denver from Los Angeles, he found that friends living with HIV/AIDS were wasting away before his eyes. He founded Project Angel Heart in response, modeling it after Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles organization where he had been a volunteer.  In 2018, Project Angel Heart plans to deliver 385,000 medically modified meals to at least 3,000 Coloradans living with life-threatening illness in Denver and Colorado Springs."

#SnowpeningDay still a hit at Vesta

#SnowpeningDay still a hit at Vesta

Black and purple shirts, hats, beads, streamers, poured into the restaurant to escape the chilly 25 degree weather.  Snow fell again after the game's completion, and it felt more like a winter wonderland rather than a spring day.

Vesta hosts Träkál release in Denver

Vesta hosts Träkál release in Denver

Master Distiller Sebastian Gomez Camorino made the journey from Chile to join us here at the restaurant to debut his Patagonian spirit, Träkál.

Monday Suppers RETURN

Monday Suppers RETURN

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Vesta prides itself on having one of the best chefs in all of Denver, Colorado: Chef Nicholas Kayser.  Chef Kayser's classical training and worldly experience are just as refined, sophisticated, and eclectic as Vesta's cuisine has ever been.  As such, he challenges the team in the kitchen on a weekly basis to develop a composed, bold, and worldly dish to offer to you.  Restrained to ethnicity, country, or style, the team has the ability to look at some of the unique cuisines in the world and refine them into a three course meal which we are able to offer at $35.  Wine Director, Michael Casey, then takes the time to thoughtful pair some of his favorite wines to the dish.  All of this comes into fruition every Monday evening.  You can review the menu every week on our website, www.vestadenver.com

 

So take the chance to come out on a Monday night.  We only make a limited number of these dishes, so make your reservations and let us know that you're joining us for Monday Supper.  We look forward to surprising you every week with something new, fresh, and with that touch of Vesta that you look forward to.  

Secret Sauce Rewards Program

 What if we lived in a world where you could have an amazing date night at Vesta, catch up with friends over brunch at Steuben’s, and show off your competitive side playing pong at Ace, all while earning rewards! *Pause for dramatic answer* Well, now you can do just that!   Every time you spend $1 you get a point. After earning 100 points, you get $10 to spend at any Secret Sauce location. Plus, you’ll receive a free dessert during your birthday week and  100 free points just by signing up!     Here’s how to earn even more points! Receive double points if you:   Dine at Vesta from 8pm-close (any night of the week)  Join us at Steuben's Uptown between 10am-3pm on weekends  Dine with us for breakfast at Steuben’s Arvada Monday-Friday from 8am-11am  Playing pong or dining at Ace.Eat.Serve anytime on weekday  Ask your server at any locations for more information on how to sign up!

What if we lived in a world where you could have an amazing date night at Vesta, catch up with friends over brunch at Steuben’s, and show off your competitive side playing pong at Ace, all while earning rewards! *Pause for dramatic answer* Well, now you can do just that! 

Every time you spend $1 you get a point. After earning 100 points, you get $10 to spend at any Secret Sauce location. Plus, you’ll receive a free dessert during your birthday week and 100 free points just by signing up! 

Here’s how to earn even more points! Receive double points if you:

Dine at Vesta from 8pm-close (any night of the week)

Join us at Steuben's Uptown between 10am-3pm on weekends

Dine with us for breakfast at Steuben’s Arvada Monday-Friday from 8am-11am

Playing pong or dining at Ace.Eat.Serve anytime on weekday

Ask your server at any locations for more information on how to sign up!

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Denver Restaurant Week is HERE!

Denver Restaurant Week is HERE!

It's that time of year again, where Denver's restaurants, both fresh and seasoned, band together to offer the Mile High City a taste of it's dynamic culinary scene.  We at Vesta look forward to this week every year.  This is our opportunity to turn folks onto what we do every night: throw a party for the city, serve some great food and libations, and that genuine and dependable service that you've come to know and love. 

Restaurant Week is everywhere right now.  You've probably seen blurbs about it on your social media feeds, TV stations, and read about it on your favorite blogs (like this one!)  5280 Magazine was gracious enough to identify Vesta as the best Restaurant Week restaurant for "the sophisticated gourmet."  Gourmet or not, our team from the chefs to the bar to the wine director have really put together a great spread for the next week.

This year, Vesta chose to showcase some of our favorite dishes, like Chef Kayser's Chicken Tikka Masala and Sous Chef Steven Cox's house-made burrata.  Mmmmmm, we're getting hungry just thinking about them over here!  But we also brought back some of our classics, like Pastry Chef Nadine Donovan's Vietnamese coffee mousse.  It's a choc-o-holic's dream!  And of course, our full menu is available in tandem with the Restaurant Week menu, so you can still get your favorite dishes all week long.  Don't be shy, this is a great time of year to join us for dinner.  Classics, favorites, both new and old, are what we're all about.  We'll see you this week, and thanks for joining us in the palpable excitement that is Denver Restaurant Week!

Vesta Welcomes the 2018 National Western Stockshow

Vesta Welcomes the 2018 National Western Stockshow

Welcome 2018 National Western Stock Show attendees! Believe it or not, folks from around the nation have been traveling to the Mile High City to buy and sell livestock for 111 years, making it one of Denver’s truest traditions. And let’s not forget the judging competitions and rodeo, including mutton busting, something our own Sous Chef, Steven Cox, was a champ in during his youth.

The other great tradition is the the amazing evenings out during the stock show, a time when Denver restaurants meet a tidal wave of hungry visitors whom we only get to see this once a year. We look forward to meeting the lofty expectations from these discerning diners once again. Vesta, despite surroundings that are a bit more hip than the traditional steak house, proudly serves locally-sourced beef from Harris Ranch of the Western Slope, and beautiful lamb chops from Fort Morgan.  Chef Nick Kayser likes big cuts of meat too, so we’ll be offering a large porterhouse in tandem with our whole menu until the stock show ends on January 21st. To match, our wine list is vast–we’ll be ready to pop some gorgeous bottles to pair.

Service is friendly, warm, personal, and professional, part of the reason Vesta has thrived in the historic Lodo district of downtown Denver for over 20 years.

So, we hope yo see you all again at Vesta this year! Like the NWSS, we’re a local staple, and have been for years and years.  Here’s to a great 2018 show!

The Holiday Gift Card Deal is Back! Reward Yourself Today...

It's baaaack! The Secret Sauce F&B Gift Card Deal that makes giving feel great...

For every $50 in gift cards you purchase, you'll receive $10 in gift card credit for yourself. Gift cards are good at Ace Eat Serve, Steuben's Uptown, Steuben's Arvada, and Vesta.

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The Gift Card Deal runs through December 31st. Stop by and purchase yours today!

Gift cards can also be purchased online HERE. Please be sure to describe how you would like to receive your $10 bonus gift cards. (i.e. Would you like to receive the bonus amounts separately? Or, would you prefer to add the bonus amount to the original
gift card?)

Vesta Closed Tuesday, September 15

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Vesta will be closed on Friday, September 15 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again beginning at 5pm on Saturday, September 16. Thank you.

Celebrate 20 Years with Vesta!

We are absolutely loving the number 20 right now. That's because this month marks 20 amazing years in LoDo!! Please come celebrate with us through July 20th and enjoy these great bottles and menu offerings for just $20!

Vesta will be closed on the 4th of July

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Vesta will be closed for Independence Day on July 4, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and will look forward to serving you again at 5pm on Wednesday, July 5.