Report from Zengo Denver, in Photos
- kevin h Jul 16, 2007 02:44 AM
I happened to be in the Denver area recently for business and had a couple of nights open for dinner in the city. I went to Zengo the first night and sampled the following:
Mahi Mahi Ceviche / Coconut, Pineapple, Basil, Habanero, Sesame
Camaron Ceviche / Shrimp, Green Papaya, Watermelon, Yuzu
Hamachi Tiradito / Cucumber, Lemon, Shiso, Sriracha, Soy
Seared Salmon Tiradito / Piloncillo-Citrus Mustard Sauce, Soy, Wakame
Kobe Beef Tiradito / Miso Mustard, Scallions, Ponzu
Kobe Beef Gyoza / Kobe Beef, Shrimp, Red Chile, Onion, Black Vinegar-Soy Sauce
Lobster Potstickers / Lobster, Shrimp, Shitake Mushroom, Basil, Yuzu-Sake Sauce
Kobe Beef / Cooked on a Hot Stone, Wasabi Dipping Sauce
Seared Foie Gras / Oxtail Marmalade, Corn Fritter, Poached Mango, Citrus
Chocolate Bombe / Cajeta Center, Summer Berry Compote
Churros y Chai / Chocolate Chai Parfait
At first I was a bit wary of Zengo's "Latin-Asian" fusion, but overall the meal turned out quite well. I'd recommend it.
See here for full details and photos: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus...
As a Denver newbie I haven't been many places yet, but Zengo's one of the few I've hit, and had some of the same dishes as you. I thought the ceviche was a little weak--a little too much coconut-milkiness and not enough anything else--but I was quite surprised at the excellence of that foie gras dish.
My husband and I love Zengo. We have only been once (it's quite expensive, which for us translates to a very special occasion). For the main course, we shared Braised Short Ribs and Wok Seared Tuna. Both were excellent. We also had the chocolate bombe for dessert---very good, as were the mojitos.