Calling all broke boyfriends--here is your chance to make up for that little Valentine's Day snafu: Denver Restaurant Week. Every year, 5280 Magazine offers foodies-on-a-budget the opportunity to sample the haute faire at dozens of leading restaurants in the metro area for the low, low price of $52.80/couple. Even better, this time around there are four Downtown Boulder restaurants participating, and since everyone knows that Boulder cuisine is better, now would be a good time to pick up the phone and make reservations at one of the following hot spots:
SALT: New kid in town, chef Bradford Heap is serving up three different courses with choices like homemade buffalo cannelloni or a mahi dish, and a chocolate caramel salt tart to top it off. P.S. You can upgrade with a wine flight for only twenty-five bucks.
Black Cat: This European-inspired bistro offers creations based around fresh ingredients from the Black Cat organic farm and root cellar. Think winter root vegetables and warm, savory grain dishes.
Jill's at the St. Julien: When the first course on the menu is a beef carpaccio, you can only expect what follows to be at least as equally tantalizing. You won't be disappointed by a menu featuring Colorado-raised proteins served up with a Mediterranean flair.
Trattoria on Pearl: Italian, both modern and traditional on this menu--think prosciutto, homemade pasta and delicious sauces to suit every taste. Trattoria also offers an optional wine flight for $15/person.
I'm seriously drooling already.
The "week" actually started February 20th and goes through March 5th, so you have plenty of time to get in on the action, but don't wait too long or you'll be stuck scheduling a date night on a Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. So come on, go get your fancy on!