Mere mortals rarely enjoy the lavish, multi-course meals typical of royalty, but when the Broadway production of SIX announced its engagement in Denver, the DCPA’s restaurant partners got to work concocting mouth-watering dishes fit for…in this case…six queens. The following are their dishes to die for.
999 17th St., Denver
Normally “towers” are saved for castles, but not when it comes to The Royal Grand Seafood Tower. Towering above your table with five levels of seafood, this meal is sure to be a royal feast. Featuring North American Coldwater Lobster, Alaska King Crab, Beausoleil Oysters, Colossal Gulf Shrimp and a caviar flight with Calvisius Black Pearl, Kaluga and Royal Osetra, this presentation by Chef Dan Larson and Sous-Chef Owen Cardwell is spectacular.
Bragging Rights: This feast weighs in at 5.5 pounds of lobster and crab plus 3 caviar options, 1 dozen oysters, and 15 shrimp.
THE CORNER OFFICE
1401 Curtis St., Denver
Executive Chef David Perry had a bit of fun at the expense of King Henry VIII’s queens, several of whom met an unfortunate end. He’s serving up the SixX (as in six ex-wives) cocktail, which is a spicy margarita made with tequila, amaretto, agave, lime juice and pitted cherries. Sip on that over dinner and finish your meal with his special Death by Chocolate dessert, a black forest chocolate cake made with deep dark chocolate cake, cherries and Chantilly cream.
Bragging Rights: Located just across the street from the entrance to the Arts Complex, The Corner Office regularly mixes up specialty cocktails and menu items themed to a show. Make sure to ask what current inspiration they are cooking up.
1111 14th St., Denver
When asked what dish he would serve to the royals, Executive Sous Chef Alec Bruno recommended Eggs Drumkilbo.
“This royal dish was particularly favored by the Queen Mother [Queen Elizabeth II’s mother],” said Bruno. “Oeufs Drumkilbo was a regular dish served on Britannia and has appeared on the wedding menus of many royals. Served as a cold appetizer, it contains Lobster, Shrimp, Sherry or Madeira, Eggs, Mayo, and Ketchup.” While Eggs Drumkilbo is not on the menu at Edge, try their Croque Madame during brunch before the matinee.
Bragging Rights: Casually mention that you got the recipe from Buckingham Palace.
918 17th St., Denver
Range’s creative culinary team was asked to prepare a dish for a queen, he went full out with a three-course menu. Diners will enjoy a scrumptious feast of butternut bisque or range salad followed by a choice of short rib, diver sea scallops or Colorado lamb loin, and finished with either bread pudding or bourbon pecan pie tartlet.
Bragging Rights: Patrons lucky enough to nab a reservation will get to enjoy this exclusive, limited-time menu during the run of SIX (Dec 5-24, 2023).
1550 Market St., Denver
Far from your typical steak and potatoes, Executive Sous Chef Eric Wepfer dishes up an extraordinary gastrointestinal feast. He will serve a 28-ounce dry aged-Porterhouse. “This esteemed steak composed of the filet and strip grilled on the bone is the king of steaks!” enthused Wepfer. “Share this decadent cut around the king’s table, topped with signature sauces and butters fired tableside completed with truffle mac & cheese and crispy bacon brussels sprouts. This is the perfect dish to make a QUEEN happy.”
Bragging Rights: When dining at STK, make sure to keep your eyes peeled as celebrity athletes are regularly spotted indulging after a big game.
1250 Welton St., Denver
Executive Chef Natalie Thiede doesn’t just “whip up” any ol’ dessert; rather, she adds painstaking design touches to the creation of a Blood Orange Chocolate Tart. The delightful conclusion to dinner features blood orange curd, chocolate mousse and glazed, toasted seeds.
Bragging Rights: The Teacher’s Lounge is located on the site of the former Emily Griffith Opportunity School, named after its pioneering founder who envisoned a school where anyone, no matter their age or background, could get an education. More info