Friday, March 15, 2013

Restaurant: Bones in Denver

Pork Belly Steamed Buns
Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder, Plum-Soy Broth,
Poached Egg, Scallion
Crispy Chicken Thigh, Chinese Long Bean,
Jalapeño, Spicy Lemongrass Broth, Cilantro
Added a Poached Egg

One of my favorite restaurants in Denver is Bones.  The name doesn't sound appealing, but this 40ish seat restaurant is a gem in downtown Denver.  (I think the area it's in is actually Uptown.)  The restaurant is an Asian fusion noodle house, and the 3 times I've dined there, I've sat at the Chef's counter and watched the action unfold as orders are placed and the three cooks effortlessly coordinate and plate and garnish the orders.  The restaurant is small, very small and yet is interestingly quiet with the open kitchen being right there.
I'm craving the Pork Buns and the noodle bowls right now.  I've had their Ramen (Poached Lobster, Edamame, Beurre Blanc, Miso Lobster Broth, Scallion), but decided to try something new this time.  The Yakisoba and Udon didn't disappoint and were delicious.
The Asian-inspired drinks are really interesting (see below for some of the drinks from their menu).  Lost in Translation was one of the smoothest Manhattan-type drinks I've tasted, and I want to go back to try some of the others.  Alas, the next time I'm in Denver. . . .


Lost in Translation Unique, (like the movie), stylized Manhattan: Suntory’s Yamazaki 12yr Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, House Orange bitters & a Colorado cherry.

Tsunami Simple, Surprising, Refreshing: Tozai Typhoon Sake, ginger beer & Leopold Blackberry Liqueur. Tall, Rocks.
Green Tea Classic Press House Infused Green Tea SKYY Vodka, Canton Ginger, splash of soda & ginger beer. Rocks.

Almond Blossom White Tea Infused Flor de Cana Rum, Leopold American Orange Liqueur, Orgeat, Lime, Rocks. 
Lychee Sidecar Espolon Tequila Blanco, Lychee Sour, Up. 

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