Four Cuisine Hot Spots Where You Can Find Pantone’s Color of the Year
Experience Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, in these culinary hot spots around Denver
Pantone recently announced its 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta. The color is described as a “crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool,” and is meant to reflect the current culture. We agree, and thought we’d round up a handful of our favorite places where you can sip and savor this gorgeous color in town, from restaurant interiors to food and cocktails.
Three Saints Revival
Fans can find Pantone’s color of the year Viva Magenta at one of our city’s most magically magenta restaurants. At Three Saints Revival, the entire restaurant is a dreamscape of magenta itself, a Bohemian dream sequence of colors, textures and vibrant hues. The forward-thinking team at FAM Design, along with restaurateur/visionary Robert Thompson, brought this vivid palette to life not only in the decor but also in the food and drinks; for example, take the magenta hued Monarch of the Sea cocktail, a deep rosy colored cocktail designed to complement the surroundings.
Three Saints Revival is the latest Denver restaurant from restaurateur Robert Thompson, whose restaurants rely on the strength of their innovative and creative bar programs. At design-forward Three Saints Revival, the interior is a riot of dreamscape-inspired colors with heavy magenta tones (perfect for Pantone color of the year) and the cocktail program was purposely designed to complement the interior.
Barcelona Wine Bar
The deviled eggs at Barcelona Wine Bar boast a gaily-colored magenta “white” due to the process that turns it a vivid “Viva Magenta.” Try them for yourself during the RiNo tapas and wine bar’s Happy Hour, during the week 4-6pm.
For the perfect shade of magenta in a non-alcoholic cocktail, the Rehydrator from Bellota is the perfect choice. This delicious beverage is created with aloe vera juice, cranberry, lime, agave and house-made grenadine. The gorgeous cranberry-hued drink is naturally frothy, not too sweet and has a nice tart finish.
Mexican open-air concept Federales has a menu of innovative and interesting cocktails to complement the traditional and unexpected offerings, including the boldly magenta-colored Tequila Rosé and the vividly hued Spicy Watermelon Margarita, a clear magenta tequila based version of the traditional Mexican cocktail with coloring that sets it apart from the brightly colored bites on the menu.