Aperture Wine Dinner


Valentines Day 2018


Cooking Steak: What You Need to Know

Steak is one of those foods that many of us love to eat, and will always order at restaurants given the opportunity, but we may not necessarily feel confident cooking steak ourselves. And it’s no [...]




12 Kitchen Tools for Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Family Chef

  Christmas is less than a week away, and many of us are dashing around like headless reindeer trying to scoop up those last (or maybe the first) of the items on our gift shopping lists. If [...]


Your Holiday Wine Guide: Thanksgiving Wine

There are few holidays that can match the traditional menu served up on Thanksgiving. While the food will be the same in most households, the wines served up with the feast can be diverse and [...]


Chef Jim’s Linguine with Clam Sauce

Celebrating Chef Jim’s anniversary at The Cork with a favorite recipe Hey everyone: on this day 36 years ago (that’s Oct. 10, 1981 for those who don’t want to do the math), Chef Jim Smailer [...]


Dinner Menu #5

The Diamond 4 course dinner | $63.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity) This includes the private room charge, custom table setup, full wait staff and a 4-course dinner. Your choice of either an [...]


Staff provide two decades of quality service at The Cork

What sets The Cork apart from other fine dining establishments? Staff from a good old vintage.  Aging can improve the quality of wines, but not all wines have aging potential. It’s actually very [...]


Spring Recipe: Chef Jim’s Asparagus Risotto

Rain, sleet or snow, we’ve been hitting the Boulder County Farmers Market every Saturday. Why even bother on a snowy Saturday? Because you only get a short window for asparagus, and come hell or [...]