If you’re an adventurous spirit who enjoys the great outdoors, Denver is an excellent place to check out. Whether you’re in the area for a vacation or searching for that perfect new home, Denver has plenty to offer from its vibrant downtown area, scenic hiking trails, and snowboard and ski slopes. From luxury homes in Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village to the vibrant gated communities in Lone Tree, you will find a place to call home in one of Denver’s breathtaking neighborhoods. To top it all off, no matter where you live in the Denver area, there is always a vast array of great restaurants.
More interested in happy hour? No worries! North Italia has one of the best. Served Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., their happy hour includes specials on beers, wines, sangria, and munchies like bruschetta and meatballs. If you’d instead make happy hour your dinner, you can get the “Bottle & Board” (choice of pizza, bruschetta, chef’s board, and a bottle of wine).
In Greenwood Village, Eddie V’s is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic date night. This high-end seafood restaurant is all about style, starting with their “Cocktails with an Attitude” menu that’s separated into categories like “Idealism” and “Decadence.”
Start the night right with a “Red Dragon” (Bacardi Dragon Berry rum, muddled strawberries, mint, and lime) from the “Idealism” section or a “24 Karat” (Belvedere vodka, Grand Marnier, peach liqueur, raspberries, Roederer rose, and gold sugar rim) from the “Decadence.” For your meal, choose from a starter of caviar or shellfish towers and an entree of Mediterranean branzino, South African lobster, bone-in New York strip with crab fried rice, or butter-poached lobster mashed potatoes.
Elway’s is a renowned steakhouse owned by Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway and his business partner and close friend Tim Schmidt. No matter which Elway’s location you choose, you are in for an elegant dining experience. The goal at Elway’s is a simple one: to deliver the freshest and finest meals every day. Their continually changing selection of more than 800 by-the-bottle wines means you’ll never have to repeat your drink choice, no matter how often you frequent the restaurant. Elway’s also features some fantastic cocktails that will start your meal off on the right foot if you aren't in the mood for wine.
Speaking of your meal, prepare yourself for indulgences like Vancouver Island sterling salmon, boneless rib-eye steak with peppercorn sauce, and Colorado rack of lamb served with lobster tater tots, creamed corn, or Thai Brussels sprouts. If you saved room for dessert, two of the best are the “Classic Ding Dong” devil’s food cake and the tasty “Do-it-Yourself S’mores.”
Pair this with a cocktail like the “Spuntino Snack” (bourbon, Cappelletti, and Fernet Branca) or a glass of wine from the curated list. Don’t fill yourself up with your entrée, though. Spuntino also shines with their dessert menu, including a selection of gelatos, cheesecake, zeppole (spiced ricotta with carrot donuts), and a massive list of digestifs and desserts wines.
Depending on when you go, you may expect to try dishes such as manicotti with potato or red Kuri squash. You’ll likely be treated to something heavy on botanicals and fresh garden ingredients for the featured cocktail. All of this is served in a trendy atmosphere decorated in pink, turquoise, and bright yellow shades. This is a truly unique dining experience.
If you live in a Denver neighborhood, you have the best of both worlds: a quiet and low-key neighborhood with all the benefits of a major city, including world-class restaurants, just minutes away. If you’re ready to start searching for a gorgeous new home to call your own, reach out to trusted certified luxury home marketing specialist and Denver real estate expert Sherry Beindorff. She’ll be happy to help you find the lavish home of your dreams.