the cultivate food festival: a photo essay

I've gotten a bit behind in my postings, but here are some photos from the Cultivate Food & Music Festival which was held in Denver's City Park a few weekends ago. We took the kids to the event, but they only last a few hours because it was excruiatingly hot outside. Wanting to check it out a little bit more, I walked over again when the boys were taking their naps. 
Like last year, the Artisan's tent was packed with terrific small-batch good including: pickles, bloody mary mix, cake baubles, caramels, doughnuts and lemonade infused with locally grown peaches(delicious!). At the Chef's tent I caught a live-demonstration with Amanda Freitag and there was music from the wonderful Allen Stone and Blitzen Trapper, who I hadn't heard of until the festival but I'm really into now. Unfortunately I missed Air Dubai, a local band from Denver, but I'll try and catch one of their shows around town.
The festival is sponsored by Chipotle, so we were able to taste dishes that will hopefully make it onto future menus. Included in our sampling was a rice bowl with tofu and green chili and esquites, a bowl packed with pickled red onion, roasted corn, salsa verde, cabbage, cotija cheese and tortilla strips. The festival also has an educational message - one that promotes using fresh, high quality ingreidents that are responsibly sourced. There's an extensive kids area too, so if you've got little ones you should definitely check it out next year...