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Multi Course Prix Fixe/Chef's Menu in Denver?

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HUNYBDGR May 11, 2012 11:39 AM

My mom and I like to visit a city and splurge on a multi-course menu at a "top" restaurant. We've tried Gary Denko in SFO, Le Bec Fin in Philly, and Comerc in Barcelona. And now we're heading to Denver!!

We're pretty big foodies but steer clear of beef - related dishes. Otherwise, anything is allowed. We'll be in Denver next weekend and have found a few possibilities but would like more, with a focus on multi-course chef's menu offerings. Mizuna and Rioja seem to top many lists. What others would you suggest?

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    Mimi RE: HUNYBDGR May 11, 2012 04:10 PM

    Restaurant Kevin Taylor might also be one to consider. Have you considered Frasca in Boulder?

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      ivandwu RE: Mimi May 12, 2012 07:31 AM

      I'd second the consideration of Frasca in Boulder.

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        ClaireWalter RE: ivandwu May 12, 2012 01:45 PM

        I'd "third" the Frasca recommendation and also add the Flagstaff House for great food, topnotch service, excellent wine list plus fabulous views of Boulder and beyond.
        They generally have some sort of seasonal chef's menu. But if you want to stay in Denver, the Palace Arms in the legendary Brown Palace Hotel offers a five-course tasting menu. The historic artifacts in this treasure-filled dining room alone are practically worth the price.

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          HUNYBDGR RE: ClaireWalter May 14, 2012 07:21 AM

          Certainly with 3 posters suggesting it, it must be good. However, it's in Boulder and we won't have a car. Which factors into our ability to get there.

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            ivandwu RE: HUNYBDGR May 14, 2012 09:18 AM

            If you're staying in Denver, I'll add Mizuna & Luca D'Italia to the list in addition to the places people have already mentioned.

            Haven't ever tried the restaurant of the prix fixe menu it but Kevin Taylor's Palette's (at the Denver Art Museum) has a simple prix fixe promo in connection to the Yves St. Laurent exhibit currently at the museum as well.

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              HUNYBDGR RE: ivandwu May 15, 2012 10:41 AM

              ivandwu - thanks! That is interesting info about KT's Palette since we are visiting DEN to see the YSL exhibit in the first place. Wouldn't have thought that there would be a prix fixe menu in a museum - odd! but KT's name seems to be all over DEN and gets high marks. So that could be an option too.

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      jcattles RE: HUNYBDGR May 14, 2012 06:52 AM

      Rioja would be an excellent choice. As would Panzano, Fruition, Bistro Vendome, & Cholon. Many of the places do not offer prix fixe on their menu but if you call ahead & explain what you would like, they are more than willing to work with you.

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