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The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is thrilled to share the lineup of the inaugural Michelin Guide Colorado, which was announced last night at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.

This first year of the Guide includes five One-Star restaurants, four Green-Star restaurants, 9 Bib Gourmands, and 30 Recommended restaurants, for a total of 44 Colorado establishments spanning 15 types of cuisine across Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek Resort.

“We’re delighted that the first Michelin Guide Colorado is finally here! The restaurants included in the 2023 Guide are perfect examples of the culinary excellence of our state’s dining scene and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Sonia Riggs, president and CEO of the CRA. “In particular, the fact that Colorado restaurants earned four Michelin Green Stars for sustainable leadership — there are only 17 other Green-Star restaurants in North America —  is a testament to the incredible commitment our industry has for local ingredients and the highest possible culinary standards.”

Without further ado:

2023 Michelin Guide Colorado One-Star Restaurants

2023 Michelin Guide Colorado Green-Star Restaurants

The 2023 Michelin Guide Colorado Green-Star restaurants are Blackbelly Market, Bramblee & Hare, Brutø, and the Wolf’s Tailor. Photo courtesy of CRA

2023 Michelin Guide Colorado Bib Gourmand Restaurants

2023 Michelin Guide Colorado Recommended Restaurants

Smiling African woman standing before patterned wallpaper holding an award

Mawa McQueen owns Mawa’s Kitchen in Aspen, a Michelin-Recommended restaurant. Photo courtesy of CRA

In addition to all of the recognition listed above, there were four special awards announced:

  • Michelin Exceptional Cocktail Award: Caroline Clark of the Wolf’s Tailor (Denver)
  • Michelin Sommelier Award: Ryan Fletter and Erin Lindstone of Barolo Grill (Denver)
  • Michelin Outstanding Service Award: Sergei Kiefel and front-of-house team at Frasca Food and Wine (Boulder)
  • Michelin Young Chef/Culinary Professional Award: Kelly Kawachi of Blackbelly Market

Congratulations to every restaurant team recognized by the 2023 Michelin Guide Colorado! Also, thank you to the Colorado Tourism Office for their support of our industry.

Please reach out to communication director Denise Mickelsen ( if you have questions about the impact of the Michelin Guide on Colorado restaurants or the work of the CRA.

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About the Colorado Restaurant Association

The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is dedicated to the enhancement and success of Colorado’s foodservice industry. Founded in 1933, the CRA is the leading trade organization for the state’s dynamic restaurant community. The CRA represents, educates, and promotes an $18+ billion industry comprised of more than 12,700 eating and drinking establishments and 285,000 workers.

About Michelin North America, Inc.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires, and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services, and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich travel and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

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