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The Scoop January 12, 2017

Here’s the Scoop from Saturday’s show on 630 KHOW, Listen to the entire show from January 13, 2018. . http://www.spreaker.com/show/gabby-gourmet                   click for the podcast.

BE SURE TO GO TO THE NEW WEBPAGE gabbygourmet.com -you will see events, restaurants, great columnists are there too. Ky Belk, Jenny Bertrand, Rich Mauro on wine, Lonnie Metzler, Mike Wheaton—and more!!!

REMEMBER IF THE NEW WEBISTE-GABBYGOURMET.COM DOES NOT COME UP, CLEAR YOUR CACHE!

My guests were Caitlin Ambruster of Constellation Wines and Virgil Dickerson from Illegal Pete’s

In 2017, Illegal Pete’s sold more margaritas than soft drinks. How many margaritas did they sell? the answer is 400,000 house margaritas!

Virgil told us all about Illegal Pete’s—from great brk burritos to all the other goodies. And they support musicians by feeding all visitng musicians and bands. You will hear live music at different Illegal Pete’s at different times. We had so many calls and all are big fans!! We were too after our delicious—and generous lunch!!

We also talked about Thai Street Food on Gnome and Montview-carryout-and 9 Thai on E Colfax and Albion

And we talked about the places with full reviews—where I have been this week.

Next week we are remote at Family Jones Distillery-you wukk hear about it!!!

NEW DINNER

TUESDAY , JANUARY 16, 2018

AVELINA
1550 17TH ST-on Wazee
720-904-671
6:30pm

Great new dinner to start the new year. Avelina is fabulous and they are going to wow us with a four course dinner complete with wine. The price is $50 inclusive of tax, tip and wine-seating is limited in a private room so reserve early.

THE MENU IS AWESOME!!!!

Gabby Gourmet Menu

Amuse-

Lobster agnolotti, butternut squash puree, lardon

First choice of

Grilled Squash Salad, rosemary maple vin., blue cheese, candied walnuts, quinoa, dried cranberries.

Or

Roasted heirloom carrot salad, Dill crema, pine nuts, rebel farm arugula, crispy artichokes, cum vin.

Second course

Lamb meatballs, squash marinara, herb ricotta, basil pesto

Or

Spanish octopus, romesco, snaps peas, confit potatoes, charred lemon aioli.

Third Course

Chicken Roulade, boudin sausage, creamy grits, patty pans and mustard demi

Or

Buttermilk sous vide pork tenderloin, dirty rice, mole, cilantro, peanuts, crispy sweet potato.

Fourth Course

Smoked beets, dulce de leche, granola, yogurt

Or

Lemmon Panna Cotta, orange m armalade, rosemary crumble.

Places I have been this week

Sarto’s

At Sarto’s with lots of cicchetti bites, bursts, octopus, mussels and risotto. Thank goodness some were one bites. Great fun at the bar.

We had the bites of an empanada with a coffee liquour vinaigrette, a torellini with mushroom, and a most interesting and tasty cold carbonara-deconstructed-on the noodles-egg yolk, bacon powder, and cheese! We also had burrata, octopus, mussel pasta, and smoky risotto. The new menu ( at least for me) very interesting and different from the prior.

LITTLE OLLIE’S

Little Ollie’s Cherry Creek Sunday. We switched to different dishes. And loved them. And Colleen there too

BAMBOO SUSHI

Bamboo Sushi is amazing!!! it is so beautiful–and then fabulous food from sushi,poke, appetizers, and more! great drinks and super service too–Allison at the bar a real treat!! a place you must go.

Bamboo Sushi opens in LoHi and is a very special spot. Off the main street (17th) turn into an alleyway and find this beautiful restaurant. Enter to a huge bar with some small intimate tables in the area. Stay at the bar for a drink, or enjoy dining here are staff rocks. Move into the restaurant and take a seat at the sushi bar, or settle in one of the tables in the room. The lighting is gorgeous with high ceilings, large windows opening to a spectacular patio and view, creating a perfect background for excellent food. Bamboo Sushi originated in Portland and decided Denver should be the next stop. Their food philosophy is sustainably caught, humanely raised, and naturally grown. The result is some extraordinary sushi and more. Share vegetables of Shishito peppers, mushrooms, grilled roots, cauliflower, and vegetable tempura. The miso glazed Japanese eggplanthas some texture, not too soft but perfect to bite into, with ginger, honey, sesame seeds, negi, and rice crisps is beautifully presented. Bamboo Caesar is a treat with romaine and seabeans, fish sauce Caesar dressing, and herbed rice croutons, not the usual ingredients, crispy and tasty, the portion is big enough to share. Steamed buns, a Wagyu burger, and half chicken are options if you don’t want Japanese fare. Black cod and mackerel are fish entrees. Some delicious sushi bar dishes are a perfect tuna poke, served atop a salad of cucumbers, avocado, onions, and spicy sesame dressing, a hoki poke box, and albacore carpaccio. The list of signature rolls is huge, along with divine nigiri and sashimi. The signature Sunset is crab, avocado and cucumber topped with spicy tuna, aioli, and tempura crunchies, or the Local of albacore, chilis, and cucumbers with east coast red crab mixed with spicy sesame aioli, and black tobiko are just two of so many. There is a huge list of wonderful sake, beer, and cocktails to complement the food. Service is excellent, friendly, and caring that makes your visit even better. Bamboo Sushi is a total delight and one of the best sushi restaurants in Denver.

Bamboo Sushi
2715 17th St
Denver, 80211
303-284-6600

Bamboo Sushi opens in LoHi and is a very special spot. Off the main street (17th) turn into an alleyway and find this beautiful restaurant. Enter to a huge bar with some small intimate tables in the area. Stay at the bar for a drink, or enjoy dining here are staff rocks. Move into the restaurant and take a seat at the sushi bar, or settle in one of the tables in the room. The lighting is gorgeous with high ceilings, large windows opening to a spectacular patio and view, creating a perfect background for excellent food. Bamboo Sushi originated in Portland and decided Denver should be the next stop. Their food philosophy is sustainably caught, humanely raised, and naturally grown. The result is some extraordinary sushi and more. Share vegetables of Shishito peppers, mushrooms, grilled roots, cauliflower, and vegetable tempura. The miso glazed Japanese eggplanthas some texture, not too soft but perfect to bite into, with ginger, honey, sesame seeds, negi, and rice crisps is beautifully presented. Bamboo Caesar is a treat with romaine and seabeans, fish sauce Caesar dressing, and herbed rice croutons, not the usual ingredients, crispy and tasty, the portion is big enough to share. Steamed buns, a Wagyu burger, and half chicken are options if you don’t want Japanese fare. Black cod and mackerel are fish entrees. Some delicious sushi bar dishes are a perfect tuna poke, served atop a salad of cucumbers, avocado, onions, and spicy sesame dressing, a hoki poke box, and albacore carpaccio. The list of signature rolls is huge, along with divine nigiri and sashimi. The signature Sunset is crab, avocado and cucumber topped with spicy tuna, aioli, and tempura crunchies, or the Local of albacore, chilis, and cucumbers with east coast red crab mixed with spicy sesame aioli, and black tobiko are just two of so many. There is a huge list of wonderful sake, beer, and cocktails to complement the food. Service is excellent, friendly, and caring that makes your visit even better. Bamboo Sushi is a total delight and one of the best sushi restaurants in Denver.

BISTRO VENDOME

Bistro Vendome is a real favorite. Wonderful food and service in this charming spot

ATELIER

Lunch at Atelier is a dream. Take someone for a first visit. Sit at the bar and watch his face as the awesome food is prepared.

TABLES

A delightful night at Tables-cold out but warm, welcoming and perfect with super food, wine, and service here.

CALL

Wow! Call in RiNo is a hit. Bright, fun, and delicious. Pork and fried egg, chicken salad. And aebilskivers here. Divine!!!

CALL

2845 Larimer

Denver, 80205

303-954-0230

Call is part of what will be Beckon-Call, a new hit in RiNo. The Black house, Beckon will open later and be dinner only, but the charming white house next to it is Call, serving Tuesday-Saturday breakfast and lunch. Bright, with a charming patio to enter (or enjoy outdoor dining) into the one room space. Bright and fun, the focal point is the display of delicious, tempting baked goods, some cold dishes, and the counter to order. Once done, an excellent staff delivers on real china and silver. The menu is short and sweet. Yogurt, baked goods, and the star-aebelskivers!!! IThese have been a favorite from 20 years ago and scarcely seen since. The special pan used for a pancake like batter creates a fritter like shape with a browner outside and a soft divine creamy cooked batter as you bite in, and served with jam and creamy ricotta. You won’t be able to quit until all these heavenly goodies disappear. There is an awesome pork with fried egg sandwich, a delightful chicken salad sandwich, chopped salad, beet salad, and a few more items to choose from. The breads and buns used are made on premise and deliver on the flavor described in each. Go bake to the counter display for dessert. Drinks are healthy, no soda, and wine is coming soon. At that time tapas will be added, and Call becomes a small bar in the evening. Today, only daytime, but a real treat and a spot to be in RiNo.

GAETANO’S

Gaetano’s means Italian fun and terrific food–all there tonight as a full house loved the food, service, and wine-we had lots of pasta and more!

CENTRO IN BOULDER

Centro Mexican Kitchen is totally amazing. Chef Johnny Curiel brings the best food from Mexico with extraordinary flavor and taste

Centro Mexican Kitchen
950 Pearl St
Boulder, 80302
303-442-7771

Centro Mexican Kitchen sits on the corner at 9th and Pearl and, with its new chef and menu, is the place to be. Inside find a great bar, booths, and tables in the one room and an enclosed patio complete with bar, heat, tables, and in both spots a large crowd. The décor is wood, tiles, brick, and casual Latin décor to set the scene. Chef Johnny Curiel comes from a Latino background having cooked in 29 areas of Mexico and raised in a family of chefs, and his menu shows the style of the authentic cuisine we so love; Fresh ingredients, unique flavors and presentation, and a flair for marrying flavors. Start with avocado salsa, guacamole lamb barbacoa taquitos, and several salads including a Caesar. The scallop ceviche is the prize winner with sliced scallops marinated in lime, serranos, and sesame oil, served on a huge crispy tortilla. There are a variety of tacos, an enchilada, and burrito, buy go for the 8-hour smoked pork collar with cactus salad for a treat. Grilled whole seabream is awesome with radicchio and Brussels sprout hash, salsa verde and pickled fennel. Meaty, tender, and the hash is a perfect accompaniment. Two sides you must try are a sweet corn salad with lime aioli and dehydrated mole, and seared carrots with Greek yogurt, candied walnuts, and fennel. Both are addictive. There are decadent desserts to end the meal. The cocktails, beer, and wine list are terrific and service rocks. Centro is a perfect spot to get that Mexican food so much wanted—and needed—and a great spot for dining in Boulder.

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