Hopefully some of you got the chance to attend the foodie event of the year - Sushi Dens 4th Annual Summer Rooftop Party. We were happy to be able to sponsor this exclusive event for the first time this year, especially since all of the proceeds went to such great causes. The Rooftop Party has taken place on the rooftop of the parking garage right by Sushi Den for the past 3 years, and offers 20 different Chefs flown in from Southern Japan two nights in a row. This year, they included 8 of Denver's top Chefs to take part as well. Other than the exquisite street food, you can also enjoy live music, award-winning sakes, and tasteful beer and wine. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were the make for a perfect summer evening.
This event was first inspired to benefit the victims of the devastating earthquake in Southern Japan in 2016, which hit their hometown very hard. Since starting this event, they have raised money to support other natural disasters that have affected the United States, their now long time home. Aside from the Rooftop Party benefiting the Kumamoto Castle Earthquake Relief, they also support a local charity called We Don't Waste. We Don't Waste supports our community and environment by reclaiming and redistributing quality food to those in need. Their team collects unused food from venues, caterers, distributors, and other food purveyors and distributes it to under-served populations. Since starting in 2009, We Don't Waste has recovered over 100 million servings of food. Great food all for a great cause!
Den Corner hand-picks and personally flies in 20 incredible Chefs from Southern Japan for this exclusive event. These Chefs personally make fresh Ramen, Hand Rolls, BBQ Seafood, BBQ Beef, and more amazing Japanese street food all right in front of you. They come to this event from all over Southern Japan, including cities like Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, and more. Aside from the ones who were flown in, they also included 8 of Denver's elite award-winning Chefs from some of our top restaurants. These culinary experts included none other than Alon Shaya, Caroline Glover, Dana Rodriguez, Ian Wortham, Alex Seidel, Carrie Baird, Elise Wiggins, and Paul Reilly. All of these Chefs have won incredible culinary awards, cook at top Denver restaurants, and are experts in their craft. Be sure to check them out and dine at some of their restaurants!
If you didn't get the chance to attend this year, be sure to grab some tickets in advance next year. Great music, great food, and a great location. It's a fun way to finish off your summer and all for a good cause!