Denver Fine Dining
Greetings and salutations all,
I just stumbled across this board today and am very excited to read some of the postings. I have done a quick search and I don't see that anyone has really started a 'Fine Dining' topic. My girlfriend and I recently went to Las Vegas and ate at Michael Mina's in the Bellagio. We have decided we want to fine dine at least once a month. So far we have taken in McCormick & Schmicks, Elways, Manor House and Ocean.
I'm hoping that people will post their favorite restaurant up and give a little review on it.
Thanks and happy eating!
I am in Denver for the first time in 10-15 years and selected Rioja for my dinner tonight.
Whatever you do, don't miss the pork belly appetizer. Braised until it melts in your mouth and crusted in a rub of cumin and coriander, it sits on a puree of curried chick peas. I'm a big fan of pork belly and order it whenever I see it on a menu, but this recipe blew me away.
I had the lamb shank special for the entree and while that was good as well, it didn't send me to the stratosphere.
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RIoja is one of my faves as well. Don't miss Mizuna, Luca D'Italia, and Fruition. I love Frasca, of course. And I haven't been, but French 250 has been favorably reviewed this week by both Westword and the Post.
I also just found these boards after researching restraunts for a trip to NYC my wife and I are going to. Very nice to see a forum like this for the Colorado area!