New Cherry Creek cocktail bar Cherish, new fried chicken, more Denver food news

Cocktails in Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek’s idea of luxury continues to veer further from reality.

A new cocktail bar called Cherish has opened on Detroit Street, promoting itself as a destination in the likes of Singapore, Dubai and Las Vegas nightclubs.

“Cherish is an interactive, extravagant journey you won’t find anywhere else in Denver, where inventive cocktails and shareable plates are prepared near the guests as they relax and cherish every moment with friends, loved ones and/or business associates,” Bart DeLorenzo, Cherish Spirits Lounge owner, said in a press release.

Inside the bar, you’ll find lots of leather and mirrors and walnut wood. A Spirits Master™ will mix your drinks, and a Tender™ wearing an imported Dutch apron will bring them to you.

221 Detroit St., 303-243-7474;; 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday and Wednesday, until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday

Doughnuts for dad

One option for Father’s Day (this Sunday, in case you forgot): Take your dad to to the grand opening of Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway.

This second Denver location of the Portland-based sweet shop will provide dads with free doughnuts (limit one per father) while giving the whole family priceless entertainment in the form of a magic show, stilt walking, balloon animals and a wedding vows renewal ceremony.

You can renew your marriage, or just eat some doughnuts, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

98 S. Broadway;; opening festivities from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16

(Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post)

A sushi order of akami, hamachi, Kinmedai, akamatsu, and awashi Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Uchi.

Famous sushi

RiNo’s sushi sensation, Uchi, is starting a collaboration dinner series this month that will bring some big-name chefs to Denver.

Founder and executive chef Tyson Cole is hosting the garden series that continues through October.

He’ll cook the first one himself on June 25. For the second event on July 30, he’s inviting chefs from Uchi restaurants in Dallas, Houston and Austin (the restaurant group is Texas-based). Alon Shaya of Safta in Denver and Saba in New Orleans will cook on Aug. 27.

New Orleans-based chef Donald Link (Herbsaint and Cochon restaurants, among others) will come to Colorado for a dinner on Sept. 17. And Denver’s own Tommy Lee of Uncle and Hop Alley will join the Uchi crew at a to-be-determined date in October.

Tickets to each dinner cost $150, and reservations can be made by phone at 303-444-1922.

2500 Lawrence St., 303-444-1922;; dinners from 7-9 p.m. on the dates mentioned