Bright star, bright flavors
Chef Jennifer Jasinski started cooking for her family at age 8, while growing up in Santa Barbara—the land of “oranges and
avocados,” she says. “I still like the bright freshness of California.” Today, Jasinski—who won a James Beard award in 2013
and is competing on Season 5 of Top Chef Masters—juggles three acclaimed Denver restaurants: Rioja, a high-end Mediterranean
venue; Bistro Vendôme, a French café; and Euclid Hall, a beer-and-sausage pub.