May is such an exciting time of the year. Flowers bloom, the snow melts, people sit on the patio, and there's another Secret Supper! This May, the new and raved-about restaurant, Central Bistro & Bar welcomed 50 exuberant Denver diners for a rich spread of food accompanied with a zesty complimentary Breckenridge Distillery cocktail.
As guests entered the chic spot complete with custom made iron-lattice walls emcompassing the entry way and a jumbo red sign glowing the word, HOT – our stomachs weren't the only thing in for a treat, but our eyes, too. Mingling with mixologists first and learning about local distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, the were able to loosen up a bit before diving into the magnificent three course menu.
To begin, an offer of Braised pork cheeks, grilled cornbread, sour
cherry relish, and Dijon or Grilled asparagus with bone marrow butter, lonza, and demi glace was laid on the table (pun intened). "The Asparagus were grilled to perfection and its those kind of huge asparagus
that Riza H. C. likes to have." And Alissa R demands: "I need more of that asparagus and bone marrow butter asap!"
Enticing entree options kept the guests even more excited as delectable dishes were presented. Choices of Pan seared Colorado hybrid striped bass with
artichoke, asparagus and fingerling potato barigoule, central bacon, and castelvetrano
olive or Marinated grilled bavette steak with spring harvest
salad, carrot dijon dressing, poached egg, and veal jus graced our plates and happlily filled our stomachs. Mark S chimes in on the Bavette steak, claiming "it was a home-run on flavor. Everything had big bold and wonderful
flavors, the sauce was lick-your-plate good. I appreciate that a
potentially tough cut was wonderfully tender." To wrap up the goodness, two decadent desserts were served: a Sage macerated blackberries with lemon curd and amaretto ice cream or a Nutella waffle accompanied with rum bananas, candied pretzels, and pretzel ice cream. Dale Z puts it sweetly when describing it as "a symphony of sweetness with nice textural contracts from the waffle and pretzels."
Thanks again to the most wonderful hosts and talented staff and chefs at Central Bistro & Bar. To read up on more foodie highlights from the Secret Supper check out the reviews. For more information and to for future Yelp Secret Suppers, please visit here!
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