Want to try a new hip spot in Denver’s RiNo (River North Art District) urban locale? Grab some friends and experience this casual environment where you can sample appetizers at Comida and Mondo Market. Peruse the blooms at Beet and Yarrow Florist before you leave.
Or round up some friends for happy hour and see what mix-ol-o-gists are shakin’ up behind the bar at CapRock Farm Bar. Be sure to try their CapRock line of white whisky.
If you’re not as adventurous with the cocktails, just do what I did–order a vodka tonic–straight up.
Want to add something new to your wine collection? Just check in at Proper Pour and they will help with your selections. I wonder if or when they do wine tastings. Might want to inquire on that one.
Too early for drinks? Then hang out with the folks roasting beans at Boxcar Coffee. Ask about their 1930’s German roaster. With its eclectic mix of shops, it’s fun to walk around this former steel works building and experience its transformation.
Want a melt in your mouth meal? I found just that when I recently ate a decadent meal at Beverly’s, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, just 30 miles from Spokane, Washington.Layered in flavor and carefully prepared, the Diver Sea Scallops entre sent my taste buds into overdrive. With earthy notes, the pan seared scallops swim in a white wine and lemony drizzle that delivers a burst of satisfying flavor. I more than enjoyed my pleasantly plump scallops that left me feeling like the well fed traveler. And the side offered just as much excitement. Polenta–with its savory, unexpected hints of Rosemary, bacon and mushrooms transported me to Thanksgiving Day.
Eric Cook, Sommelier
Paired with a white wine, this dish lends itself to a near perfect meal. Not sure which wine to select? Just ask the sommelier for a few suggestions. And don’t forget to ask for a window seat. That way you can enjoy a pleasant meal with views of Lake Coeur d’Alene–where the soft clouds and rolling hills blend into the lake to create stunning views.