For dinner in Denver we went to Acorn which is really close to Crooked Stave. They do American style tapas.
Since I had been drinking a lot of beer I wanted something other than beer. Their Old Fashioned was really good.
We started out with their fried pickles with a herb aioli. The aioli was really good. It was an explosion of flavor.
Then we got the tomato braised meatballs with grits. The meatballs and tomato sauce were really good. The grits were somewhat of a let down. I am a southern so I take my grits pretty seriously.
Then we got the oak grilled salmon. It came with a BBQ sauce, pickled watermelon, green beans, radishes, and creamed corn. This was a really well composed dish. All of the flavors worked really well together and the salmon was cooked perfectly.
As a treat for myself I got the grilled bone marrow. My GF doesn’t like it but I love it. It’s not something that I eat a lot but I do like getting it when I can. It was my dessert.
My GF got their caramelized brioche for her dessert. It came with a berry compote, lemon ice cream, and goat cheese. The goat cheese worked really well.