State Capital Group 2011 Annual Meeting - Washington, D.C.




Thursday, September 7, 2017 to

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hilton Denver Inverness

Denver, Colorado


Registration:  $1,395



The agenda outline is for planning purposes only.
More details will be posted as they become available.




Restaurant Sign-Up Sheets

see descriptions below and email Diane Case with your selection



Hotel Information

Reservations at the Hilton Denver Inverness for the negotiated rate of $149 +tax per night can be made online or by phone. 

By Phone: Contact the Reservations Department at 303.799.5800 or 800.346.4891 and reference the SCG Legal group.
Online: Click here to make your hotel reservation online.

The cut-off date to make your hotel reservation is August 6, 2017.


No-Host Dinner Restaurants

Please see descriptions below and email Diane Case with your selection

Located within a reclaimed 1880s foundry turned new epicurean marketplace in Denver’s River North District, Acorn boasts chef/owner Steven Redzikowski’s eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, family-friendly format, alongside beverage director/owner Bryan Dayton’s ingredient-driven cocktails, and handpicked selection of artisan wines and beers.


Barolo Grill
An award-winning Cherry Creek North restaurant, Barolo Grill prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambiance. Known for handcrafted modern Piemontese cuisine, a spectacular wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, the cuisine focuses on the Northern Italian provinces of Piedmont and Tuscany. Seasonally changing menus highlight locally sourced ingredients from regional farms and artisans.


Blue Island Oyster Bar
Blue Island Oyster Bar’s menu, decor, culture and overall experience are inspired by the owners’ childhood memories of growing up in small coastal towns. Superb hospitality, creative libations, and a passion for delicious food makes it Cherry Creek's freshest seafood restaurant. To ensure this commitment to quality and freshness, Blue Island Oyster Bar has partnered with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Shellfish Farms in Long Island, New York, to bring you a daily shipment of seasonal oysters and seafood favorites such as steamed mussels, lobster rolls, stuffies, clam chowder, crab cakes, and fish like halibut, Icelandic cod, and salmon, to name a few.


ChoLon Market, the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon, helped serve as the inspiration for Chef Lon Symensma’s ChoLon. The LoDo restaurant showcases his passion for Asian ingredients and French cooking techniques in a strikingly beautiful space. ChoLon serves lunch and dinner, as well as a small bites menu available throughout the day. The menu features inspired interpretations of traditional Asian dishes. The menu offers several categories designed to allow guests to sample and share many different tastes and flavors during their meal.


Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco's takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out. The patio provides the perfect perch to catch a glimpse of the action and offers some of the best al fresco dining. Del Frisco's Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: oven-baked flatbreads, cheesesteak egg rolls, and ahi tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.

Elway’s Cherry Creek
Elway's offers 100% USDA prime steaks, hand-cut on the premises, as well as seasonal seafood selections, all in a contemporary and inviting atmosphere. Its fresh menu selections are accompanied by an extensive and reasonably priced wine list and delivered with genuine hospitality and attentive service. With private dining options to accommodate 6 to 65, Elway's Cherry Creek is always the perfect setting for any occasion.


Guard & Grace
Chef Troy Guard’s largest and most exciting concept, Guard & Grace, is a modern American steakhouse located at 1801 California Street in downtown Denver. The sophisticated new space offers private dining areas, one of Denver's largest patios, an expansive raw bar, a wood-burning oven and open kitchen.


Il Posto
An elevated Italian restaurant, where food and wine are in symbiosis, Il Posto is “the complicated simplicity of Italian food and wine." Its food and wine lists represent the entire Italian peninsula in its history and tradition, with clear sophistication, simplicity and creativity.

Izakaya Den
Izakaya Den is Denver’s popular Japanese gastropub, modeled after the lively after-hours establishments found throughout Japan. The restaurant is located on South Pearl Street and is the second restaurant of the Kizaki brothers, founders and owners of Sushi Den. The menu is arranged tapas style, serving traditional Japanese small plates along with dishes infused with international flavors and textures. The more traditional Japanese offerings include sashimi and nigiri, sourced from daily fish shipments from around the globe, along with dumplings and noodle dishes. The global cuisine experiments with a bevy of different flavors including unique items such as grilled panzanella salad (jumbo lump crab, toasted focaccia, local goat cheese, pistachios, plum wine vinaigrette) and Kobe beef sliders (seared foie gras, pomme frittes).

Linger, the second concept behind Root Down's chef/owner Justin Cucci is located in Denver's Lower Highlands neighborhood. Linger’s vibrant menu reflects a broad farm-to-street sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats. Design elements can be described as a purposeful contradiction featuring reclaimed boxcar floors, a brick ellipse, a Lite Brite bar top and infinity windows with incredible views of downtown Denver.


Chef Frank Bonanno dug into his Sicilian heritage and east coast roots to create this authentic Italian eatery. Brightly painted walls and contemporary art create an upscale, urban feel at Luca, where knowledgeable servers quickly meet your needs and engage easily in conversation about a menu that changes monthly. Luca has amazing personal touches from the daily made breads and pastas to the meats and cheeses that are cured in-house.


Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime creates an extraordinary supper-club experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Its executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made-from-scratch dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and its menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes and tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Its well-trained bar chefs handcraft exciting cocktails, including its signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries and bubbles.


Old Major
Old Major is Chef Justin Brunson's new home to deformalized fine dining in the heart of Denver's Highland neighborhood. Taking its name from the tufted Middle White Boar that dreamt of rebellion, Old Major seeks to follow suit: rebelling against the ideas of what fine dining must be. Boasting a dining room of corrugated steel and recovered lumber, the open, lofted room is the perfect place to enjoy chef Brunson's rustic, American farmhouse cuisine.


Palace Arms
The Palace Arms has a posh, old-world ambiance that provides a charming, cozy and superior dining experience. Conscious effort is put into assuring all organic, local farm-to-table, humanely raised and GMO-free foods as much as possible. The Palace Arms’ multiple-award-winning wine list is one of the largest in the world and makes its wine-pairing menu opulent. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available.


Offering the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal and organic ingredients, Panzano delivers unparalleled service and an award-winning wine list in a spectacular urban setting in downtown Denver. It’s no wonder Panzano has been awarded 4 diamonds by AAA and named one of Zagat’s best restaurants in America. Contemporary Northern Italian gets a local twist at Panzano, thanks to regionally sourced seasonal and organic ingredients with sustainable practices and menus that reflect sensitivity toward our gluten-free and vegetarian diners. Our award-winning wine list is just the beginning when it comes to our beverage program, which also features Colorado beers, craft cocktails and more.

Using local farmer's market ingredients, Potager offers items such as the chilled Morton's orchard apricot soup, Isabelle farm zucchini fritters, and twice-baked toasted almond and parmesan soufflé served with charred apricots, basil and saba. For a lighter dinner, Potager offers a summer chopped vegetable salad that comes with salami, provolone and oregano vinaigrette, or a Red Wagon farm beet and cucumber salad that comes with charred green onion and ricotta. The menu also offers a thin-crust pizza, pan roasted Taku River salmon and Triple M Bar lamb sausage roasted with cherries served with Red Wagon farm turnip purée, wilted greens and a balsamic vinegar sauce.


Chef Jennifer Jasinski's creatively inspired Mediterranean food is influenced by local seasonal products. Rioja is simple, pure food that emphasizes bright flavors & textures. The wines are a collection of fun interesting varietals that complement the cuisine.


Shanahan's is the modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse. From the museum appearance of its exterior to the European lighting design of the interior, the space has art features of glass, steel, stone and granite that provide a timeless ambiance. Shanahan's is a steak and seafood restaurant serving USDA prime aged Midwestern beef with a signature "bone-in" cut selection not available at most steakhouses. Its seafood is all flown in fresh daily to ensure the highest quality and exceptional flavors.  


Solera offers a warm and friendly approach to dining while masterfully blending an excellent selection of wines and cuisine. Solera is a place of extraordinary smells, tastes and culinary experiences. Whether you stop in the softly lit bar for a drink or appetizers paired with wine from a list reflecting flavors from all over the world, or head straight into the dining room or outdoor patio, you’ll experience the differences that set Solera.


Table 6
Table 6 is a classic American bistro, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. Chef Mike Winston prepares succulent dishes, delivered with elegant style and complimented with a dynamic wine list, created by general manager/sommelier Aaron Foreman, which represents most of the flourishing wine districts from all over the world.


An innovative addition to the consistently hip Larimer Square district, TAG is the brainchild of Troy Guard, Denver’s undisputed culinary vanguard. The playful, progressive menu – billed as a new genre, “continental social food” – combines fresh local ingredients and well-traveled preparations with a genuine flare for the unexpected. The cuisine is complemented by an eclectic wine list, a soaring two-story space and an easy intimacy – all in all, the perfect place (and plates) to share.


Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, is the most beautiful of Roman divinities, bright and pure like the flame that is her symbol. Latins made Vesta a goddess who personified the earth and fire. She presided over the preparation of meals: Vesta was offered the first food and drink. The hearth conjures up visions of domesticity and peace, for the hearth is the traditional center of family life. It symbolizes warmth, security, and companionship a place for dreaming where it becomes possible by peering into the embers, to find physical and mental renewal and a place to discover the secrets of the future. At Vesta Dipping Grill, these themes have been combined to provide a unique dining experience. Vesta is simplicity, quality, comfort, life, art, scent, relaxation, taste, sound, and fun.


Hotel Activity Information

(Please contact the concierge, Erin Wilkerson, for planning assistance)

Downtown Denver

Outdoor Adventures

Shuttle Range Activities


10 Things To Do In Denver!

16th Street Mall: The Mall offers Denver's best people watching. There are 42 outdoor cafes along the Mall, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Denver Pavilions, near the south end of the Mall, is a shopping and dining complex with more than two dozen shops and restaurants. At the north end of the Mall, 16th Street continues as a pedestrian path over three bridges connecting downtown to Commons Park and LoHi, a hip neighborhood filled with restaurants and brewpubs. After dark, horse-drawn carriages and pedi-cabs carry people up and down the Mall, while nearly a million lights twinkle above in the more than 200 trees that line the promenade.


Centennial Flower Gardens: The Centennial Flower Gardens are a must-see for anyone with any interest in gardening. The gardens are patterned after the Gardens of Versailles, with paths and patterned flowerbeds showcasing native species along with other flowers that grow well in Colorado's arid climate. This is a great spot for a refreshing afternoon stroll.


Coors Brewery: Brewing since 1873, Coors has become an institution of Colorado worth visiting. "As cold as the Rockies" is a phrase we hear uttered during its commercials, and Golden, Colorado — the home of the beer company located about 15 miles outside Denver — is a great spot for you to test this advertised truth. The brewery invites you to take self-guided tour (which should take about 30 minutes) through its facility, offering you the chance to learn more about Coors' malting and brewing processes. Along the way, you'll see how the beer is bottled and packaged. Aside from the three free beer samples (or soft drinks for underage visitors), you'll also get a quick education on how beer is produced and packaged and find out more about the history of the brew. Once you reach the end of your tour, you can sample some beer in the tasting room.


Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile, and western American art. Our holdings reflect our city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.


Larimer Square: As the Mile High City’s oldest and most historic block, the buildings along Larimer Square are now home to an inspired mix of independent shops, chef-driven restaurants and lively bars & clubs. You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind fashion to vibrant nightlife—all with our signature canopy of lights above.


Molly Brown House Museum: Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum is committed to enhancing the city’s unique identity by telling the story of Titanic survivor, Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship. By exploring the dynamic between past and present, we shape a stronger community for the future and inspire engaged citizens.


Mount Evans Scenic Byway: If you came to Denver to experience the Rocky Mountains, you'll want to reserve a day to take a drive up to Mount Evans. In this instance, it isn't the destination that travelers rave about — it's the journey. To get to Mount Evans, you'll have to hop on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, a 15-mile two-lane road known as the "road into the sky" because of the massive altitude change it experiences. The drive to Mount Evans' summit begins in Idaho Springs (about 32 miles west of Denver on I-70) at 8,700 feet above sea level. By the time you reach the summit of the mountain, you'll have climbed more than 5,500 feet and passed through three different types of ecosystems. Along the way, you'll find a number of lookout points from which you can admire the view of the Rockies.


Red Rocks Park: Red Rocks is also a park, owned by the city of Denver, that is open to visitors one hour before sunrise through one hour after sunset. Just being here will quicken your pulse, but if that’s not enough, consider hiking Trading Post Trail or hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding Red Rocks Trail. Both trails explore the park’s dramatic geology, pines, wildflowers, wildlife and views.


Union Station: Denver's Union Station is a two for one: it's a working public transit station and a highly praised dining and shopping center. Step through any of the entrances and you’ll see that history got a makeover. Every detail of the stunning Great Hall space pays homage to a pioneer spirit while embracing a truly modern sensibility.


Washington Park: Located south of central Denver, Washington Park is consistently praised by Denverites and visitors alike for its ample facilities and enjoyable atmosphere. Occupying 165 acres, this immense park boasts miles of jogging paths, swaths of gardens and, most notably, two massive lakes — Smith Lake in the north part of the park and Grasmere Lake in the southern portion. 





Please contact Diane Case, if you have any questions regarding the 2017 Annual Meeting.



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