We boarded to Denver 2 days before heading up towards our breathtaking experience at Vail, so we decided to explore the city a bit.
These are a few places we went to:
For our Healthy start in Denver, we went for lunch at True Food Kitchen, since we do love healthy, seasonal and sustainable food! Yes, they do have other restaurants in other cities, but we had never gone there and non the less, they have a very good healthy menu.
We coincidently picked the top choices on their menu, and loved them all! These were our dishes: Edamame Dumplings with a delicious white truffle oil, a to-drool-for "Inside-out" Quinoa Burger with hummus, avocado, feta, and other great ingredients, the Winter Ingredient Salad had brussels sprouts, squash, mulberry, pomegranate.
Do ask for desert! They are very very very good...we couldn't get enough: Flourless Chocolate Cake - its gluten free and vegetarian, with 72% cocoa, vanilla ice cream, almond butter and caramel, and the Chia Seed Pudding which was fantastic with banana and coconut flakes! Last, but definitely not least, we tried the Genmaicha Green Tea with almond milk and vanilla!
And the best news for us, healthy New Yorkers, is that they'll be opening a beautiful and huge 3 story place this next fall!
Any place, is a work place, right?! Well, we think this way and any place with chairs, we pop opened our laptop.
So as we were walking around and exploring Denver and we bumped into the Union Station of Denver which was actually very interesting! It was built in 1881 and they have restored the place beautifully!
We stopped there to work a bit, but we did walk around it too. There are some nice restaurants, bars, retail stores with handmade stuff, candles, scarves, etc! It also hosts the Crawford Hotel, so do check it out!
At night, we decided to have dinner at a very trendy, relatively new restaurant named Bar Dough. It's located in the Highlands neighborhood, today considered an upcoming, cool place to live.
We ordered a few different dishes, since we were curious about them all, so we decided to share everything and have a taste of each.
Our choices were: Garlic Bread - in-house made focaccia, parmesan, parsley, Oven Roasted Carrot - farro, chickpeas, carrot, cumin vinaigrette, Grilled Octopus - charred eggplant, caponata, toasted pistachio, mustard frill, King Trumpet Mushroom - guanciale vinaigrette, and for dessert the Fried Dough - served w/ lemon curd, caramel, hot chocolate sauce.
It was all very, very good! Plus the space is great, with a beautiful crowd.
"Fire" away to start off the day!
On our second and last day, we had breakfast at Fire, located inside this super cool artsy hotel in Denver, called The Art Hotel, with a beautiful architecture, a fabulous view and a phenomenal service, definitely done with heART. They host original art works and collections of 20th and 21st century artists from around the world, which does make a difference when you’re exploring the place!
To start off a dazzling new day, we had an amazing Smoked Salmon Benedict - to die for - and black coffee, which we love!
Thank you Chef Chris, and the team - Dan, Quenton and Aaron!
Location: 1201 Broadway Street
...After exploring these great places in Denver, we headed up to Vail!
Take a look at what we did there for 5 amazing days.