Alex Seidel has been on the front end of the farm-to-table charge since opening Fruition in 2010. He raises everything from bees to lamb at Fruition Farms in Larkspur, about 50 miles south of Denver, and sources a wide range of local produce. He lets the ingredients shine in dishes like local chicken with house-made rigationi, pork tenderloin with a Carolina BBQ lentil vinaigrette, and walleye pike with mushroom chips and Brusselks sprouts slaw. Seidel also makes superlative cheeses and other dairy products at his farm, and you will find plenty of them on the menu. Soon Fruition will have a sister eatery: In 2014, Seidel opened a new place in Union Station, Mercantile Dining & Provision.
- Frommer's Staff