On my recent trip to Denver, my dear friend Manasi and her husband Maneesh had very thoughtfully planned our weekend itinerary. Let’s just say it had much less to do with what sights to see in and around Denver than it had to do with what we were going to eat for each meal! They wanted to make sure they introduced me to the best of what Denver had to offer. I mean come on, they knew the stakes were high since they were taking out the Vegetarian Tourist:)
How can you not love this place after reading that? But, wait, it gets better. Here is there concept for what is traditionally called “bottomless mimosas” at brunch.
Needless to say, Manasi and I were totally sold on the “topless mimosas” for brunch. They were fantastic! Oh right, we came here to eat too. We all decided to share a few dishes and I have to tell you they were all fantastic and awesome, but these were my favorites:
The Breakfast Dosa: OMG, it was to die for!! It tasted like a real, traditional dosa (savory rice crepe) from South India, but was unique in that in addition to the masala potatoes, it also had paneer cheese, avocado, scrambled eggs (we got egg whites) with some sambhar lentils on the side. It comes drizzled with a cilantro oil, but here is what they don’t list on the menu, and what I think made it really come to life; the drizzle of maple syrup. When I first tried it I couldn’t really pinpoint what was a tad sweet but really good. Then when I looked back at the plate, it made total sense. All I can say is YUM!
The Soyrizo Tacos: These were so delicious and tasty. They came with scrambled eggs (again, egg whites for us), Mexican spiced soyrizo, crispy potatoes, cotija cheese, cilantro, avocado, pickled red onions and some sort of salsa verde all on top of blue corn tortillas. They are served with a side of really amazing fried potatoes of all kinds of varieties; yukon, purple and sweet. In addition, there were some pickled poblanos on the side. How could you possibly not love this dish? The flavors were authentic and that of true Mexican street food and all very fresh. Loved it!
After brunch Manasi and I decided to go hiking at Red Rocks. It was such a perfect, beautiful fall day and the hike was absolutely gorgeous. I think what it made it a little more special than the normal hike is that I was definitely still feeling the effects of the “topless mimosas”. Talk about a whole new way to hike and experience the trails! Good thing I didn’t fall off any of the cliffs:)