Where to Eat this Weekend: Strings

April 8th, 2011 Posted by Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants No Comment yet

For the past 25 years, Strings has been one of Denver’s best-known restaurants. Before fine dining was trendy, Strings was ahead of the curve, serving Denver foodies upscale American contemporary cuisine that over the years has changed with the times. Unlike many 25-year-old restaurants, Strings menu is updated including truffle foam, tuna pastrami, foraged mushrooms and a list of local purveyors. I visited on Sunday to try their 5280 dinner.  Sunday is Sous Chef Frankie’s night to play.  It is a menu he changes weekly, offering a fabulous four-course dinner for two at $52.80, additional wine pairing is just an extra $12. The highlights of our meal included Buffalo Mozzarella with tomatoes roasted until they were perfectly sweet, finished with a 22 year aged balsamic. The salad was matched perfectly with a citrus toned Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The Farfalle and Cheese was the perfect pasta course, just creamy enough, and finished with buttery breadcrumbs for an amazing texture.  The Grilled Flat Iron Steak was flawlessly cooked and presented beautifully with celeriac frites and smoky bleu cheese paired with a Napa Bennett Family Cabernet Sauvignon. Each dish was artfully presented and delicious. Our server was outstanding, quick, and knowledgeable of both wine and food.  It was an impeccable evening from start to finish.  Chef Noel Cunningham and his team have done a remarkable job keeping Strings current.  After being around for 25 years, they know what Denver diners want: suburb food, excellent service, and a restaurant that you know, like an old friend, will remain consistently good to you.

Strings

1700 Humboldt Street

Denver, CO 80218-1109

(303) 831-7310

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