Taking Back My Twenties

Denver: The Food

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 | 4 comments

EVERYTHING in Denver was delicious, thanks to recommendations from readers and friends. To those of you who recommended Snooze and Tag: I love you.

So, here’s a quick recap – Matt and I shared almost everything.

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Sugared hush puppies,

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crawfish, shrimp, & andouille etouffee,

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and a vegetarian chili relleno – all from Steubens.

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Blackened fish & celery root remoulade sandwich and root beer braised beef short rib – from Lou’s Food Bar.

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Taco sushi (ahi tuna, sushi rice, guac, and mango salsa in little shells) and seafood pot-stickers with Korean hot pepper butter,

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as well as a fresh summer vegetable sandwich – from Tag.

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The best meal of the trip goes to Rioja in cute Larimer square:

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Goat cheese biscuits,

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Thai scallops with lemongrass panna cotta, compressed pineapple, plantain tuile, coconut kaffir lime purée, and Thai red curry vinaigrette,
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Cardamom spiced Kurobuta pork belly with Madras curry scented garbanzo bean purée,
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crimson sea bass with heirloom tomato and crispy eggplant stack, olive tapenade, caper beurre blanc, tarragon Hawaiian hearts of palm, & avocado mousse,
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carrot “baklava” – crispy phyllo layers, raisin goat cheese mousse, currant coulis, & carrot marmalade,
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and beignets – sweet goat cheese and black mission fig filled pastries with ruby port wine reduction.
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And our final meal at the highly anticipated Snooze:

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a ‘brewmosa’ (OJ and New Belgium Trippell)

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and a flight of pancakes: a peanut butter cup pancake with powdered sugar, a pineapple upside down pancake with caramelized pineapple chunks & cinnamon butter, and a “coffee n donuts” pancake with maple icing & crushed pecans with a cup o’ espresso cream.

If that doesn’t make you salivate, I don’t know what will. And on that note, I’m gonna go work on my wedding body.

4 Comments

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  1. Clarice

    I ate at Stueben’s when I visited Denver. I had the best vegetarian sloppy joe ever.

  2. lisa

    These posts pushed denver wayyy up on my travel list!

  3. Lisa

    OH MY GOODNESS. And yes, I think I almost salivated at work. Those beignets and pancakes are a tease! : P

    Working on my wedding body too. No fun!

  4. LSandoe

    That Brewmosa is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever heard of. It is calling my name. Looks incredible.

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