Vesta Dipping Grill's Plates for the Peak benefit raises $20,000 for Urban Peak -- and the new Steuben's truck makes its street debut
At last night's Plates the Peak, a fundraiser/silent auction to benefit Urban Peak, fifteen of Denver's star chefs convened in the hellishly hot kitchen of Vesta Dipping Grill to feed the sweaty gastronauts who grubbed on everything from chicken-fried steak biscuit sliders and lamb shoulder mini "Phillys" to blue crab rolls, duck confit and chocolate ganache with crunchy pearls.
Lori Midson Matt Selby on a plate!
According to Vesta owner Josh Wolkon, more than $20,000 was raised for Urban Peak, a local non-profit that that rescues kids from the perils of homelessness. "It's really amazing how much fun and how easy it can be to raise a chunk of change for a great cause. Both the diners and the chefs are awesome, awesome, awesome," says Wolkon.
You want to know what else is awesome? The new food truck from Steuben's, which made its debut appearance last night in front of Vesta's front door, turning out pork sliders, skinny fries and sugar-smacked fried pork bites. (Someone should turn those into intravenous drugs.)
Want to see what you missed? Food porn pics from the party are after the jump.