Although dried figs are available all year round, fresh figs are quite a treat when available. A fresh fig's lusciously sweet flesh with the chewy, smooth skin is only available late-June through September. We've compiled a list of some of the best fig dishes in Denver that should not be missed. But hurry, the season will be gone before we know it.
Mizuna has been one of Denver's top dining destinations for several years. If you haven't been in a while, there are two fig dishes on the menu that are worth the trip. The ostrich strip, baba ganoush, masala jus, figs, charred spring onion and kalamata olives is well-balanced and exotically attractive. Guests can then finish the meal with a fresh fig turnover with strawberry sherbet, sweet pickled figs, tulle, and caramel sauce.
Spuntino is a great neighborhood spot in which the menu always highlights the best the season has to offer. The current offerings are a perfect cross between the end of summer and beginning of fall. The savory dishes are worth the trip alone but don't leave without tasting the desserts. Right now, the warm orange olive oil torta with toasted fennel croccante, fig conffetura, and pistachio Bronte gelato is amazing.
If you haven't been to Beast + Bottle, one of Uptown's favorite spots, there's no better time than now to check out the late-summer/early fall menu. One of the restaurant's stable flatbreads, a must try, is the fig and pig. It's a crispy flatbread with figs, guanciale, gorgonzola and baby arugula.
Although Old Major is known for its nose to tail offerings and other meat forward dishes, the vegetable dishes are always worth checking out. The fall salad has figs, petit mustard greens, farro, seeds, grilled red onion and an apple cider vinaigrette.