Denver's Restaurant Week Returns For 2012

Runs Saturday February 25 Through Friday March 9

Denver's Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to check out a place that you worried was out of your price range.

For the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you can get a multi-course dinner from hundreds of local restaurants. That does not including tax or gratuity.

Nearly 300 restaurants are taking part in 2012. For a complete list of places and their menus, visit www.denver.org.

You are encouraged to make reservations now, because restaurants book up fast. Many are already booked through Open Table, according to Pat Miller, the Gabby Gourmet.

Her tips for getting a reservation:

  1. Call the restaurant directly (they may have extra spots not posted on Open Table)
  2. Try the bar (sometimes there are last-minute cancellations or they may serve you the fixed-price meal)

Featured on 7NEWS at 11 a.m. on Feb. 15:

Restaurant Kevin Taylor

In The Hotel Teatro 1106 14th Street, Denver

www.hotelteatro.com

    First Course (choice of):
  • Golden Gnocchi: Brussels Leaves, Grilled Asparagus, Beurre Rouge
  • Roasted Yellow Beet Salad: Baby Mizuna, Red Beet Tar Tare, Shopshire Blue
  • Roasted Carrot and Coriander Soup: Rosemary Marshmallow Fluff
  • Entrée (choice of):

  • Roasted Pave of Scottish Salmon: Piquillo Peperonata, Roasted Fingerling Hash, Port Butter
  • Seared Diver Scallops: Celery Root Mashers, Brussels Sprouts, Blackberry Agro Dolce
  • Harris Ranch Filet of Beef: Horseradish Mash, Winter Vegetables, Oyster Mushrooms Fricassee
  • Salmon Creek Pork Chop: Chipotle Sweet Potato, Wilted Greens, Glazed Arugula & Beets, Agave Jus
  • Winter Ratatouille Tart & Fettuccini: Eggplant, White Truffle Oil, Roasted Garlic, Grana
  • Dessert (choice of):

  • Baileys Irish Crème Brûlée
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Lemon Curd Napoleon

Lola Coastal Mexican

1575 Boulder Street, Denver

www.loladenver.com

    First Course (choice of one to share):
  • Rock Shrimp Ceviche ~ Grape tomato pico, melon salsa, chile de arbol aioli
  • Queso Fundido ~ Roasted sweet potato, Haystack mountain goat cheese, roasted garlic pepian
  • Chorizo Cured Tuna ~ Chile escabeche slaw, jalapeno aioli, tortilla strips
  • Second Course (choice of one each):

  • Roasted Corn & Chipotle Soup ~ Salsa Munoz, green onion, cotija
  • Casa Salad ~ Greens, pickled chiles, sliced radish, toasted pepitas, crispy tortillas, honey-cilantro vinaigrette
  • Third Course (choice of one each):

  • Chili Rubbed Carne Asada ~ Sweet potato-chorizo hash, mole colorado
  • Grilled Escolar ~ Banana wrapped plantain tamale, poblano cream, pickled chile rajas salad
  • Blackened Mahi ~ Roasted butternut squash & goat cheese enchilada, bacon braised collard greens, cascabel chile cream
  • Vegetable Tostada ~ Warm vegetable salad, black bean refritos, charred tomato vinaigrette, chile rojo
  • Fourth Course (choice of one to share):

  • Sugar Doughnuts ~ Cinnamon whipped cream, chocolate sauce
  • Espresso Flan ~ Cocoa Nib Shortbread, Patron XO blackberry jam

Solera Restaurant

5410 East Colfax Avenue, Denver

www.solerarestaurant.com

    First Course ( choose one)
  • Creamy Red Curry & Roasted Tomato Soup / Lentil Onion Salad
  • Organic Mixed Greens Salad / Local Feta Cheese / Olives / Grilled Bread / Sherry Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Second Course (choose one)

  • Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Tenderloin or Flat Iron Steak / Chorizo Roasted Potatoes / Confit Tomato / Spinach Salsa Verde
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon / Gold Potato / Smokey Bacon / Cauliflower / Truffled Pea Vinaigrette
  • Pan Roasted Sea Scallops / White Truffle Mac & Cheese
  • Third Course (choose one)

  • Very Chocolaty Brownie / Chocolate Ice Cream / Peanut Butter Anglaise
  • Strawberry Cheesecake / Vanilla Bean Ice Cream / Lemon Sabayon

Bella Bistro

7702 Ralston Road, Arvada

www.bellabistro.com

  • First Course: Appetizer (Choose one to share)
  • Second Course: Salad (Salad of your choice)
  • Third Course: Entrée (Entrée of your choice)
  • Fourth Course: Dessert(Choose one to share)

Bella Bistro will change the menu a few times during the two weeks

  • Featured on 7NEWS at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22:
  • Indulge French Bistro

    4140 W. 38th Ave., Denver

    www.indulgefrenchbistro.com

      First Course (Your choice of):

    • Potage Vichyssois, White Truffle Creme Fraiche
    • Scottish Salmon Tartare, Cucumber, Terragon-Citrus Emulsion
    • Pate de Campagne "Au Poivre Vert," Cornichon, French Mustard, Grilled Baguette
    • Organic Mixed Baby Greens, Modena Balsamic Essence, Green Oil
    • Escargots de Bourgogne, Burgundy Broth, Fleuron ($4 Supplement)
    • Blue Crab, Avocado & Mango "Salad," Sauce Remoulade ($4 Supplement)
    • Black Angus Steak Tartare, Condiments, Mini Pommes Frites ($4 Supplement)

      Second Course (Your choice of):
    • Crispy Scottish Salmon, Leeks Fondue "Aux Lardons," Pommes Cocottes
    • Steamed P.E.I Mussels, "Mariniere" or "Provencal" or "Normande", Pommes Frites
    • Coq Au Vin, Pommes Mousseline, Button Mushrooms, Pearl Onions
    • Black angus Grilled Entrecôte, Pommes Frites, Sauce Mignonette ($6 Supplement)
    • Oven Roasted Maple Leaf Duckling, Haricots Verts, Maple-Old Grains Mustard Sauce ($6 Supplement)
    • Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Butternut Mousseline, Marsala Essence ($7 Supplement)
    • Grilled Black Angus Tenderloin, Herbed Griled Tomato, Pommes Noisettes, Beurre "Bearnaise" ($7 Supplement)

      Third Course (Your choice of):
    • Moelleux Au Chocolat, Mango Sorbet
    • Duo de Crème Brûlée, Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Chambord Liquor
    • Apple Tarte "Normande," Apple Compote, Crème Fraîche
    • Pear "Belle Helene," Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Toasted Almonds

    !Que Bueno

    10633 Westminster Blvd., Westminster

    www.quebuenomexicangrill.com

      Appetizer Selections (Select One of the Following)
    • Sopa De Posole: Savory Chile Spiced Broth, Tender Pork, Posole, Chopped Cilantro and Onions, and Fresh Lime Juice. Served with our homemade flour tortillas.
    • Tostaditas: Two mini crispy corn tortillas, served with our made-to-order guacamole. Served with fresh Pico de Gallo and chopped lettuce.
    • Ceviche: Shrimp, bay scallops, and tilapia, lime marinated and mixed with a spicy broth, crisp jicama, diced cucumber, red bell peppers, and onions. Served with warm tortilla chips.

      Entrée Selections (Select One of the Following)
    • Chuleta Al Pastor: A savory marinated, seasoned rubbed pork chop, grilled to perfection and served with grilled pineapple, creamed corn, and seasoned sweet potato fries.
    • Chile Relleno: A large poblano pepper stuffed with a blend of three Mexican cheeses, egg battered and baked. Served on our original ranchero and cream sauces with Mexican Rice and Refritos.
    • Paella Sevilla: Saffron Rice with Chicken, Chorizo, Calamari, Mussels, Shrimp, and Crab. Garnished with Tomatoes, Peas, and Green Olives. Our Paella is seasoned with garlic, curry powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
    • Barbacoa And Bacon Tacos: Spiced rubbed and slow cooked Barbacoa and savory Bacon, served on fresh corn tortillas. Accompanied by fresh Onions, Cilantro and Lime Juice, a blend of Mexican Cheeses and our Homemade Cascabel Salsa. Served with Mexican Rice and Refritos.

      Dessert Selections (Select One of the Following)
    • Flan: Our delicious rich egg custard coated in homemade creamy caramel sauce. Served with whipped cream and fresh berries.
    • Mexican Chocolate Brownie: A fresh and warm chocolate brownie spiced with our original blend of canela and spices. Served with warm caramel and vanilla ice cream.
    • Sopapillas: Homemade bite-sized sopapillas tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate syrup, piñon nuts, caramel, and vanilla ice cream.

    Jax Fish House

    1539 17th Street, Denver

    www.jaxdenver.com

      First Course (Your choice)
    • Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo ~ Spicy andouille, red and green peppers, rice
    • Caesar Salad ~ Whole grain mustard dressing, asiago, crouton
    • Fried Calamari ~ Mango chile mojo, lime aioli
    • Prince Edward Island Mussels ~ White wine, shallots, garlic OR Brown ale shallot
      Second Course (Your choice)
    • Red Rock Cod ~ Black eyed peas & andouille sausage, braised mustard greens, crawfish glaze
    • Mississippi Catfish (blackened or fried) ~ cornbread, green chili, spiced honey, wilted collard greens
    • Grilled Steelhead ~ Cauliflower risotto, fried brussels sprouts, preserved lemon
    • Grilled Pork Loin ~ Bacon and white wine braised cabbage, fried potatoes, bacon vinaigrette
      Third Course (Your choice)
    • Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding ~ maple butter
    • House Ice Cream or Sorbet

    Piatti Italian Restaurant & Bar

    190 Saint Paul St., Denver

    www.piatti.com

      First Course:
    • Caesar Salad ~ Romaine, Grana Padana, Toasted Crostini & Garlic Anchovy Dressing
      Second Course Entrée (choice of one each):
    • Bolognese ~ Penne Pasta, Classic Bolognese Sauce & Parmesan
    • Chicken Marsala ~ Chicken Breast, Marsala Wine-Mushroom Sauce & Potato Purée
    • Ravioli ~ Housemade Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli, Lemon Cream & Citrus Gremolata
    • Salmon ~ Seared Salmon "alla Piccata," White Wine, Capers, Shallots, Butter, Spinach & Potato Purée
      Third Course
    • Tiramisu - "Pick Me Up," The Traditional Italian Dessert
      Additional Items
    • A bottle of Piatti House Napa Valley Chardonnay, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon

  • To check out other restaurants featured by Pat Miller, visit gabbygourmet.com.

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