Kitchen Talk: Five Dishes You Won’t Want to Miss

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.14.28 PMWith multiple restaurants and a wide variety of menu options and dining atmospheres, The Brown Palace really does have it all when it comes to eating out in downtown Denver. Romantic date nights, special occasions, happy hour, afternoon tea, and Sunday Brunch are just a few of the unique offerings available for guests.  Here are some of our favorite selections from the Brown Palace kitchen:

Prime Rib (Ship Tavern) – With two different ways to enjoy this signature dish, you really can’t go wrong. The open-faced sandwich on light rye with au jus is a local favorite.  Or, try the slow roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes, French beans, au jus and horseradish for a mouthwatering, robust entree.

Signature Black Bottom Pie (Ship Tavern)  – A 40-year-old recipe that has stood the test of time. This slice of heaven keeps it simple but delicious with a dark chocolate coated, classic pie crust filled with vanilla crème and finished with a luscious whipped crème topping.

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Sunday Champaign Brunch (Ellyngton’s) – Ellyngton’s Sunday brunch buffet spread is a lavish and delicious way to spend a Sunday morning. From fresh waffles and omelets made to order to a grilled meat and seafood station, salads, sushi, pastries and delectable cocktails, this award-winning brunch is just as opulent as the surroundings. Diners can choose from four options: brunch only, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon.

Diver Scallops (Palace Arms) – Colorado might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our seafood! Scallops are cooked to perfection and served with buttermilk fried sweetbreads over dirty rice mixed with blackeyed peas, okra, Tasso ham gravy and kale. This dish is a melt-in-your-mouth entrée you won’t want to miss.

Caesar Salad – Simple but delicious! Enjoy a classic Caesar with romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons and house-made Caesar dressing.  Enjoy as a part of the four or eight course tasting menu or as a delicious lunchtime snack with the addition of grilled chicken or salmon.

Denver Holiday Traditions: Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace

Afternoon Holiday Tea at The Brown Palace is a fabulous Denver tradition. Due to its popularity, however, securing a last minute reservation may be a bit of challenge. Erin Johnston, Spa and Retail Director at The Brown Palace, shares a fun tea alternative that is both relaxing and festive.

What it Takes to Be an Executive Chef

You’re a whiz in the kitchen, your meals are absolutely mouthwatering and ideas for creative and innovative recipes using fresh ingredients seem to just pop into your brain.  Our very own Executive Chef, William Dexter, shares his thoughts and tips for any aspiring chefs out there, and tells us about how he came to be Executive Chef at The Brown Palace.

Meet William Dexter, Brown Palace Executive Chef

Executive Chef William Dexter takes a break from creating culinary masterpieces to give us the scoop on his top ingredients to use, favorite dishes to create, and some background on his time at The Brown Palace.  Next time you come and enjoy a fine dining experience, have an insider’s look at one of the men behind the meal.