The cat is away so the mouse will EAT!


Hubby has his conference in Atlantathis week and is gone for the entire, entire 5280 restaurant week here in Denver.

I didn’t mope. No, no, no not me! I rounded up some friends and I have a date for every night!


Here is the line up:


Taking its cue from an Italian trattoria, NoRTH offers a contemporary approach to Modern Italian Cuisine. With sleek interiors, a sexy atmosphere, and a menu offering unique antipasti, wood fired pizzas, inventive pasta dishes and many wood roasted and grilled dishes, NoRTH is the perfect spot for any dining occasion.

First Course (choice of)
• Crisp Calamari, Baby Arugula, Grilled Lemons
• Tutta La Casa Salad
• Fresh Mozzarella, Local Tomato, Sweet Basil, Aged Balsamic

Second Course (choice of)
• Grilled Flank Steak, Roquette Salad, Tomato, Red Onion & Gorgonzola
• Grilled Ahi Tuna with “Whatever Fresh Green Vegetable We Have”
• Strozzapreti, Mushrooms, Spinach, Toasted Pine Nuts & Parmesan Cheese.

Third Course (choice of)
• Tiramisu
• Nutella Mousse Cake

Bridgewater Grill

The Bridgewater Grill in the Award-Winning Golden Hotel, on Clear Creek in Historic Golden, Colorado – Where old west tradition meets new west style.   Classy …Comfortable …Western …Whimsical.

First Course (choice of)
Appetizer (choice of)
• Fried Green Tomatoes – A Bridgewater Specialty Thinly Sliced Green Tomatoes, Lightly Breaded and Crisp Fried (Served with Gorgonzola and Breadsticks)
• Blackened Shrimp – with Cilantro Rice and Cider Reduction
Dessert* (choice of)

• NJ’s Award-Winning Apple Pie* – House Made with Tart Apples, Raisins and Bourbon Caramel Sauce
• Coors Blue Moon Cherry Cobbler*
*Served after meal

Second Course (choice of)
• Bridgewater Salad – Mixed Young Field Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Thinly Sliced Marinated Onion, Candied Whole Almonds Dressed with Our Lemon Vinaigrette
• Golden Soup of the Day – House Made Signature Soups with a Slice of Just Made Bread

Third Course (choice of)
• Fire and Lime Roasted Chicken Breast – Served with Mesa Verde Sun Dried Tomato and Smoked Corn Salsa
• Mesquite Smoked Filet of Salmon – Slowly Cooked Over Brandy Soaked Mesquite Wood Chip Fire, Topped with Crisp Apple and Caramelized Onion Glaze
• Roast Vegetable Stuffed Prime Rib – A House Holiday Favorite Seasoned with Garlic and Herb, Stuffed with Carrots, Roasted Garlic and Slivers of Potato- Served with its Own Au Jus and Mild Horseradish Sauce
• Colorado Filet Mignon of Bison – Rubbed with Rosemary and Peppercorns, Grilled to your Liking with Jack Daniels Cream Sauce, on the side

Side (choice of)
• Sautéed Winter Vegetables
• Sage and Leek Wild Rice Pilaf
• Whimsical Mashed Potatoes (the blend and flavor change daily)
• Bridgewater’s Famous Sweet Potato Fries

Additional Items (choice of)
• Wine from the cellar
• Coors from the tap
• A drink from the Grill’s well-stocked bar. Check out our selection of whiskeys and bourbons of the old…and new west.

Red Square

Located in the heart of downtown, steps away from the Performing arts complex and many other attractions, Red Square Euro Bistro is an oasis in the city. A place where locals and savvy travelers alike can meet and enjoy one of our 100 frozen vodkas, or simply be awed by chef Chris Hildebrand’s European cuisine.
“3 1/2 stars” ~ 5280 Magazine
“The whole experience at Red Square is fun” ~ Denver Post
“One of the warmest restaurant interiors we have ever seen” ~ Rocky Mountain News

First Course (choice of)
• Seared Sea Scallops – Sauteed Leeks, Wild Mushrooms Roasted Tomato-Cardamom Butter
• House Pate – Red Onion Jam, Sourdough Crostini’s
• Wild Mushroom and Onion Soup – Crème Fraiche
• Mixed Baby Greens Salad – Feta Cheese, Red Wine and Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Second Course (choice of)
• Spice Encrusted NY Strip – Roasted Pablano and Fingerling Potato Hash, Cilantro Butter
• Seared Duck Breast – Sweet Corn, Haricot Verts, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomato-Thyme Jus
• Pan Seared Filet of Salmon – Roasted Garlic and Oregano Linguini, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives Creamy Mustard-Dill Sauce

Third Course (choice of)
• Lemon-Thyme Poppyseed Cake – White Peach Sorbet
• Mixed Berries Fruit Salad – Lady Fingers, Vanilla Bean Sabayon


Ocean gives life to its inspiration by uniting the freshest seafood with provocative flavors and preparations.

First Course (choice of)
• Unagi Avocado Sushi Roll
• Seared Whitefish

Second Course (choice of)
• Olive Oil Poached Sea Bass with a Tomato Corn Relish
• Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Risotto

Third Course
Homemade Black and White Cookies


With another possibility depending who I can convince to come play!


Wednesday I’m doing another shop with my Image consultant, Lori and then a massage – so no eating that day. I’m sure I’ll have enough calories to tide me over!


And next weekend I’m headed to LA to hand with Kim and got to the baby shower of a dear friend – yes I am paying to fly to a baby shower. It was spur of the moment, hubby was out of town, Disneyland was calling, my ring needed to get checked and cleaned… And I needed some girl time and some lobster tacos at Coyote Grill in Laguna Beach!


As you can see – the main theme is food! I just love food! Reviews of each local to come!

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