Now I have to start with apologising for my radio silence, it has been a crazy couple of months! I’m now back in London and one of the trips I want to share with you all was a recent stint in Denver Colorado. After 9 months nursing my work baby it was almost time to let her go and release her to the world. In the run up to the launch a couple of us had the chance to go out and live in Denver for a couple of weeks. How could I say no!
Denver is one of those places you may have heard of but it’s not exactly a well known tourist destination, but it certainly should be! Surrounded by beautiful mountains, a wonderful downtown nightlife and to top it off over 300 days of sunshine a year. We were lucky enough to see the seasons change so still glorious sunshine but leaves turning that lovely golden colour, more on that later.
Let’s start with the food though, Denver has a wonderful restaurant and craft brewery scene. The city offers cuisines of all nationalities (of course donuts included) and the beauty of knowing locals is you get recommendations throughout the city, which many others wouldn’t find.
Our favourite area in Downtown Denver was the Highlands and my first meal on arrival was at Work & Class.
Situated in large shipping containers very similar to Box Park it has a relaxed feel with the menu focussing around people who enjoy eating and are happy sharing many dishes.
Ian and I tried a variety of dishes, one very interesting special was ‘deep fried oysters’ which were gorgeous but tasted much more fishy and had the texture of a bigger fish rather than what you might imagine from an oyster!
Another winner were the blue corn empanadas, stuffed with zucchini, squash & oaxaca sauce and served with a smoked tomato sauce.
The next course is very much meats with their various sides, we went for rotisserie chicken and the barbacoa (mexican pot roast) which was by far the winner. Gorgeous. The sides were chickpea croquettes, veg and then some sweet potato fries.
Atmosphere, food and drink was spot on and felt like being at home in the depths of Shoreditch!
Our next evening we were taken by one of the client’s to the newly opened Top Golf down the road from the office.
Now you may have been to Top Golf in England, imagine that on a much larger scale – the Americans do love things big!
Let’s call this a little introductory post and the next one features a rather enjoyable bar crawl, making the most of sunshine and the craft beers.