Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fun with food at Beatrice and Woodsley

38 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209-1506
(303) 777-3505

It's easy to fall in love with Beatrice and Woodsley- a restaurant who's theme is built around a love affair. Everything about this place is unique and makes for a special dinning experience whether on date night, drinks with the girls, or brunch with the whole extended family- kids included.

The food is so different and fun with big risks being taken that usually work. My favorite dish so far combined sweet and spicy flavors, hot and cold temperatures, smooth and crunchy textures all in one dish. A rolled omelet with a slight Asian flavor, over black forbidden rice, surrounded by a carrot puree with candied ginger.
Cauliflower grantin was also a huge hit- served in it's own little skillet with sweet potatoes and creamy gruyere cheesiness and crunchy topping.

Breakfasts are equally fun and creative. And most importantly the bloody Mary's are super spicy and delicious. There are ever changing donuts holes stuffed with creamy or fruity goodness and rich delicious sauces. As well as monkey brains- sweet cinnamon type rolls that get pulled apart and devoured by all at the table. They kids opted for a cheese plate for brunch with creamy and hard cheeses and sweet breads for accompaniment. The omelets come stuffed with surprising vegetables like Brussels sprouts with are really tasty in an omelet, as well as interesting cheese combinations like ricotta.

The decor meets the uniqueness of the food. There are tree trunks decorating the room with bridges and lanterns high above your head as well as an occasional saw. The bathroom is the highlight with a Dr Seuss type door that pushes in and a sink with chains that need to pulled so the water flows from the ceiling down the chains into your hands. That alone makes Beatrice and Woodsley a favorite for the kids. (They usually have go at least 3 times during our meals there!)

Check out the March's 5280 for a another good review. There is no other place quite like it in Denver. And you if you can find it's subtle entry on Broadway, you will be coming back for more.

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