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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dining In the Denver Area

Hi all

With the DNC coming up in Denver soon I was asked by my friends over at www.capitalspiceblog.com who do a fantastic dining blog about the D.C. area to give a few suggestions of not to miss spots for foodies here in Colorado. I will start with the higher end restaurants. Mizuna and its sister restaurant Luca d’Italia headed up by Frank Bonanno whose love for food shows up in every dish and because of this and more is considered one of the best chefs in the area! We recently had the tasting menu and had a fantastic meal. You can see pictures and descriptions of the meal in a previous blog entry. Luca d’Italia is of course an Italian restaurant and this is where chef Bonanno spends most of his time. The Websites for these 2 great restaurants is www.mizunadenver.com and www.lucadenver.com . Another wonderful spot is Fruitition which serves up French contemporary fare and always leaves your taste buds singing. The chef here is Alex Seidel and the website is www.fruitionrestaurant.com .
Now two other restaurants I just have to mention though they are a bit out of town. One is the fort www.thefort.com. When I think of a restaurant that personifies the Colorado area I think of this restaurant. Built as a replica of an old west fort and serving fantastic food and wine with a great view overlooking the city. If you can find a way this place is not to miss! But I must say for those of you who shy away from meat that perhaps this is not for you as they are very heavy on such dishes as Bison and Elk and Quail but and very shy when it comes to vegetarian fare. The last one I would like to talk about is actually in Boulder and it is called Frasca www.frascafoodandwine.com with chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson who won a James Beard award this past year.

Now on to the more casual: Vesta dipping grill - www.vestagrill.com who serves up fantastic food with a full array of sauces that adds just a whole new layer to each meal. If you are in the mood for pizza, don’t miss Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza http://www.marcoscoalfiredpizza.com, which serves up Italian style pizzas to die for. And if you happen to be out late at night and just wanting something sweet checkout the D-bar www.dbardesserts.com which is headed up by Food Network Star Keegan Gerhard and serves rich tasty deserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Well, thanks for stopping by and if you have any question please feel free to let us know.

Barb And Jonathan

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for all your help with this, Jonathan! If any of your readers would like to see our article they can find it at Capital Spice.

    We've included your suggestions as well as some of our own observations from our recent visit, and we put everything on one convenient Google Map along with the convention sites.

    Let us know if we can ever return the favor if you're coming to Washington!