Caroline Glover founded Annette in the fall of 2016. She named the restaurant for her feisty and brilliant great aunt Netsie, a novelist and short story writer who lived in small town Texas. Netsie didn’t teach Caroline to cook, though her tamales and martinis were exemplary. Instead, she taught Caroline to have an opinion. That confidence in her own good taste has carried Caroline through more than 15 years in the restaurant industry.
Caroline has been a semi-finalist for four James Beard Awards, in the Best Chef Mountain, Best Chef Southwest and Best New Restaurant categories. In 2019, she was named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs. In 2017, Annette was named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants in the country by Bon Appétit Magazine, was named Denver’s best new restaurant by 5280 magazine, and was Eater Denver’s Restaurant of the Year.