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Denver Eats

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As reported, we recently spent a few days in the fine city of Denver. Short of the fact that it is so dry there my eyes nearly shrivel up and fall out, I like Denver. The scenery is beautiful and the city isn’t too big to figure out. Even though we were there to hang out with my newest nephew, we still had to eat and were able to find a couple local places that we’re sure to go back to.

Sunday night we went to dinner at Le Central, “The Affordable French Restaurant”, is just south of the capital and downtown. And affordable it was. It was also really dark and the photos just didn’t turn out. It appears that their specialty is mussels, which I adore, but didn’t go for that night. Husband started with the Escargot (his favorite) and then had a beautiful salmon dish. I started with a truffled puff pastry dish which is pretty mediocre, and a truly amazing and rich Beef Bourginon over pasta. It was way too much food, but so good. (I was still craving beef for some reason). I ordered a chocolate mouse cake for dessert and brought it back to the hotel because we were so tired.

I would go back, but I’d probably order the mussels (which are served with endless french fries). But the prices and the cute atmosphere really caught my attention.

The last night we were in town, I kept my camera in my purse and we enjoyed an amazing meal at Sushi Sasa just west of Lodo. I knew this place would be good when we drove by at 8pm on a MOnday and it was packed. We got the last open table. I was very impressed with the simple interior and the wide variety of dishes on the menu. We started with Miso Soup, Cucumber-crab salad and Edamame. Then we tried a dish called Atomic Shrimp Dynamite, which was shrimp and asparagus tempura mixed with spicy mayo. It was really amazing. Just hot enough without tossing you out of your chair. Next up was a beautiful platter of sushi rolls, including a roll that contained baked fish. It was really different, but amazing, and I am still craving it.

If you’re ever in Denver hit the Sushi place first and the French place if you’ve got time. Oh, and bring plenty of eye drops and lip balm. Ouch.

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