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Chefs Join Forces to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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By Sophie Brochu

BRUTØ chef Michael Diaz de Leon welcomes Byron Gomez for a special evening celebrating the cuisine of their heritages. 


If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, look no further than the special one-night-only collab being dreamed up at BRUTØ, a 15-seat tasting-menu restaurant in Denver.

On Sep. 28, BRUTØ’s chef Michael De Leon will invite Byron Gomez, the chef at ritzy Aspen destination 7908 and a former Top Chef competitor, to co-create a special omakase-style Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner, spotlight the variety of flavors in Hispanic cuisine. 

“As chefs we are embracing our backgrounds,” explains De Leon, who got his start in El Paso, Texas and has worked at Taft-Diaz in the Stanton House hotel. “We are proud of who we are and where we came from. We recognize the history and contributions of Americans with ancestors from across the Caribbeans, Central and South America, Mexico and Spain.”

The night has special meaning for Costa Rican-born Gomez, who migrated to the United States when he was 8 years old. A DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient, he worked his way up through the ranks of the top kitchen in the world, including Café Boulud and Atera, as well as traveling with Eleven Madison Park to create pop-up experiences in the Hamptons and Aspen, where he decided to put down roots.

Together, De Leon and Gomez, hope to honor their own Hispanic roots, while creating an unforgettable evening for guests. 

Seats are very limited, so reserve now.

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