Sunday, March 22, 2015

Where to Eat in Denver

As promised in yesterday's post, today's post is all about the amazing food of Colorado. My favorite part of experiencing a new city is always exploring the restaurant scene, and Denver did not disappoint. Every single meal was incredible, but I narrowed it down to my top five just for you!

1. La Taverne
In my last post, I talked about visiting the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. La Taverne is one of their six restaurants, and we had dinner there during our stay. Not only is the food to die for, but we were also able to eat in La Jardin, the beautiful conservatory at the back of the restaurant. 

The incredible chandelier in La Jardin.

I had the House Made Ravioli with white beans, parmesan, brown butter and almonds. I'm hungry again just thinking about it, but I have to say the best dish of our meal was the Sweet Potato Gratin side. It was the perfect consistency and just the right amount of sweet. We were all about the sides at this meal; ordering the sweet potato, creamy spinach, and classic mac and cheese.

Dessert was perfection and consisted a classic carrot cake, ice cream. Aunt Linda and I also split a grasshopper which was so delicious. 

2. Comida 
The Source is a small food market in Denver with a focus on locally sourced products. Given my love of food markets, I was eager to check it out. The market is in a converted warehouse and has a cool urban and airy feel. We chose to have lunch at Comida, a Mexican restaurant famous for their tacos that began as a food truck!

Lunch consisted of guac, chips, and three different kinds of salsa to start, followed by tacos that live up to the hype. 

3. Ocean Prime 
Although Ocean Prime isn't a Denver exclusive eatery, it was still one of my favorite meals of the trip and it's Larimer Square location makes this particular Ocean Prime unique. The view from our table was just as amazing as our meal. 

Also any dinner that ends with chocolate cake is a good meal. 

4. The House of Commons
Knowing my love of all things British, my Aunt Linda surprised us with a lunch trip to Denver's British Tea Room, The House of Commons. To me, you can go wrong with afternoon tea, and the House of Common's serves theirs with classic finger sandwiches, home made Petits Fours, Scottish shortbread, and miniature scones with jam, lemon curd and Devonshire cream. Perfection! 

5. Williams & Graham
Williams & Graham is the coolest, not-so-secret speakeasy in Denver's Highlands. The sign outside says "booksellers," but inside, a bookcase opens to reveal a dark, old fashioned bar. While it's great for drinks, they also have a wonderful, albeit short, food menu and we ordered a few delicious small plates with our drinks. The cauliflower and brussel sprouts with currents and pumpkin seeds was particularly delectable. 

While my entire Denver trip was amazing, I feel as though I only scratched the surface of all the city has to offer. I already can't wait to plan a return trip to my Aunt's! Until then, I'll just be on the East Coast, dreaming of the mountains and La Taverne sweet potatoes.  
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