A Heart-Healthy Cook-Off for a Month of Heart Health

On Friday, February 5, Cherry Creek North and the American Heart Association kicked-off I Heart Fridays with the Cherry Creek North Chef Cook-Off.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women—killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Throughout February, Cherry Creek North is partnering with the Denver Branch of the American Heart Association with the hope to inspire women to take action to reduce the risk of heart disease and get on track to live healthier lives. The cook-off offered visitors tips on how to choose heart-healthy food options while dining out, information on healthy portion sizes and cooking tips and recipes for the healthy home chef.

The event featured the chefs of Blue Island Oyster Bar and Del Frisco’s Grille, going head-to-head for the title of heart healthiest dish.

Culinary veteran, Chef Daniel Kane of Del Frisco’s Grille, prepared an ahi tuna taco, and topped it with extremely fresh and unique ingredients, including wonton shells, hass avocados, cilantro, chives and more. Chef DJ Nagle of Blue Island Oyster Bar, known for his simple, honest food style, prepared a swordfish taco. Ingredients included spice rub, avocados and a specially prepared radish slaw.

Attendees enjoyed samples of each dish and determined Del Frisco’s Grille as the winner.

I Heart Fridays continues throughout the month of February. For a full list of activities, visit www.cherrycreeknorth.com or follow Cherry Creek North on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.