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The Pullman in Glenwood Springs was Excellent

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We had heard good things about this restaurant (The Pullman, 330 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, tel. 970-230-9234, e-mail: eat@thepullmangws.com, web: www.thepullman.com) from friends and on the Chow website. It has been open a little more than a year and we loved it! We went for a late lunch after biking the (newly re-opened) Glenwood Springs Recreation Trail in April 2012. Our server, Jesse was knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions about ingredients. Instead of a main, we shared 2 snacks, 3 small dishes and one dessert. The first snack to arrive was “Truffle housemade pork rinds” ($4). They were sizzling when the basket arrived and were truly crunchy and tasty. We ate that (actually inhaled them) quickly with the yummy housemade bread and butter that arrived at about the same time. Dimitri had a very good dark beer with the meal ($5). The first small plate to arrive was “Crisp Pork Belly celery root puree/green apple agrodulce” ($9). The pork belly was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The celery root puree was unusual and very good too. The green apple agrodulce helped to balance the richness of the pork belly. With the pork belly, two more small plates arrived: the “Housemade burrata, eggplant escabeche, crisp shallots” ($5) and the “Hanachi with butternut squash puree, soy caramel, smoked sea salt” ($9 ). We loved the burrata and actually bought a small ball ($5) to take home. We saved the hanachi for last since it was a cold dish and once we ate it, we loved it. Actually everything was excellent. The last snack to arrive was the “Roast bone marrow, red onion jam” ($5) and it was a huge bone and was fabulous. By this time we were getting really full but we had to try their beignets for dessert ($7). Unfortunately we didn’t like them (maybe we were too stuffed). But they were heavy-- not like the light and crispy ones we adore. The meal was a great success. The manager and another manager-like person came to talk to us (which we love) and we vowed to make the drive to Glenwood Springs to try their dinner menu. We spent $55.39 plus tip.

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