Dining in Denver on a Monday night may seem like a feat, but there are quite a few little-known options available for those eager to go out and eat early in the week. Here are your best bets:
Fruition, the celebrated five year old restaurant whose chef, Alex Seidel, was among the top 10 Food and Wine Magazine Best New Chefs not long ago, serves dinner seven nights a week. On Mondays, the doors open at 5 p.m. and the regular dinner menu is served. If available, don't miss the Fruition Farm cheeses.
Both of Denver's top sushi eateries, Sushi Sasa and Sushi Den, are open on Monday. Sushi Sasa, the small LoHi eatery owned and led by Wayne Conwell, serves its regular menu every Monday for both lunch and dinner. Sushi Den, a staple of the Wash Park neighborhood is only open for dinner on Mondays.
Every Monday evening at 7, The Kitchen gathers customers around the table for Community Night - a four-course dinner served at the long wooden community table. Seasonal foods with locally sourced ingredients are shared for this family-style menu.
Frasca Food and Wine hosts a special wine dinner every Monday night. A tasting menu is prepared ($45 for 4 courses, non-inclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages) and a guest winemaker or a specific theme create the pairings. Today, Frasca wine team members - Bobby, Matt and Carlin will each choose a wine to pair it with a course. Sneak peak into those choices: Rebula "Rubikon", from the Slovenian side of the Collio, Schiopettino of Vignai da Duline, from San Giovanni al Natisone and the Sciarellu/Nieluccio from Ajaccio, on the western edge of Corsica.