A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the mile-high city of Denver before heading out to Rocky Mountain National Park.
When I mentioned coming to Denver the folks at The Renaissance Downtown most graciously offered me accommodations and dinner. It’s hard to say no when the best place in town offers to put you up and feed you!
What I loved best about the Renaissance was the location. The Renaissance Denver Downtown is ideally situated in Denver’s financial district. It’s a half-block from the 16th Street pedestrian Mall, three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and within walking distance to popular sporting venues such as Coors Field and the Pepsi Center. And close to the local retail and restaurants on Larimer Square. Well, that and it’s freaking beautiful!
And being a chef you know I had to check out their in house restaurant The Range.
Featuring New American West Cuisine Chef Paul Nagan focuses primarily on ingredients, cultural influences and cooking techniques inherent to the Rocky Mountain West. Creating his own version of the New American Cuisine so popular among the young chefs of this country.
We started with one of the best appetizers I’ve had in a very long time. Goat Cheese Fritters, that just melted in your mouth….sigh
I loved the creativity and flavors of the dishes we enjoyed at dinner. The Smoked Bison Ribs with pureed sweet potatoes and tabasco greens were such a delicious combination of flavors.
The Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Paella with a fried egg on top was an incredibly flavorful dish.
Although by this point we were pretty full, we couldn’t pass on their legendary Pecan Pie Bread Pudding. And I’m so glad we didn’t.
After dinner, we really needed to walk, but the mile-high city was starting to take a toll on my breathing and we ended up spending a relaxing night in our very comfortable room.
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