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9 Best Strawberry Rhubarb Desserts to Try Now

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Beast + Bottle
| Photo: Adam Larkey

Strawberries and rhubarb are a match made in late spring-early summer heaven. Rhubarb, although technically a vegetable, is often referred to as the first fruit of the season. Without the addition of sugar, it can be rather sour. Rhubarb's most likely partner in a dessert, the strawberry, is also among the earliest of spring's bounty. To celebrate the arrival of the warm season, here's a list of Denver's best strawberry and rhubarb desserts - alone or the combination.


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1. bittersweet

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500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 942-0320
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Bittersweet has both a strawberry rhubarb option: rhubarb pavlova with poached rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb consommé, greek yogurt sorbet as well as a strawberry shortcake with roasted strawberries, basil anglaise, crème fraîche ice cream.

2. Table 6

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609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-8800
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This neighborhood favorite always has fun takes on classic desserts and this spring that is a fried strawberry and rhubarb pie.

3. Bistro Barbes

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The newest Park Hill neighborhood eatery offers a rhubarb panna cotta with a beet strawberry sorbet, shortbread cookie, and garnished with rhubarb.

4. Rioja

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1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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A spring dessert of strawberries and coconut is a favorite at Rioja. It consists of strawberry bavarian, coconut dacquoise, coconut sorbet, strawberry-cava consommé and nasturtiums.

5. Colt & Gray

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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Sometimes you're in the mood for a classic dessert and this one doesn't disappoint: strawberry and rhubarb crumble topped with basil and mint ice cream.

6. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Head to up Beast & Bottle for a light yet rich spring dessert: rhubarb semifreddo with pink peppercorn cake, an oat tulle, and toasted marshmallow.

7. Sugarmill

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2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3540
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Pastry chef Noah French created a rhubarb and strawberry crepe with tahitian vanilla brûlée, rhubarb-strawberry compote, and rhubarb sorbet.

8. Trillium

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2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 379-9759
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If you're in the Ballpark neighborhood, Trillium is serving a strawberry rhubarb danish with sour cream sherbet, pickled rhubarb, fresh strawberry and candied almonds.

9. Coohills

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1400 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-5700
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Sometimes strawberry shortcake is all one needs to complete a meal. At Coohills, the classic dessert includes strawberry gel, cream cheese ice cream, and whipped cream.

1. bittersweet

500 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80209
Bittersweet has both a strawberry rhubarb option: rhubarb pavlova with poached rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb consommé, greek yogurt sorbet as well as a strawberry shortcake with roasted strawberries, basil anglaise, crème fraîche ice cream.
500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209

2. Table 6

609 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218
This neighborhood favorite always has fun takes on classic desserts and this spring that is a fried strawberry and rhubarb pie.
609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218

3. Bistro Barbes

Denver, CO
The newest Park Hill neighborhood eatery offers a rhubarb panna cotta with a beet strawberry sorbet, shortbread cookie, and garnished with rhubarb.

4. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
A spring dessert of strawberries and coconut is a favorite at Rioja. It consists of strawberry bavarian, coconut dacquoise, coconut sorbet, strawberry-cava consommé and nasturtiums.
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Colt & Gray

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Sometimes you're in the mood for a classic dessert and this one doesn't disappoint: strawberry and rhubarb crumble topped with basil and mint ice cream.
1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Head to up Beast & Bottle for a light yet rich spring dessert: rhubarb semifreddo with pink peppercorn cake, an oat tulle, and toasted marshmallow.
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

7. Sugarmill

2461 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Pastry chef Noah French created a rhubarb and strawberry crepe with tahitian vanilla brûlée, rhubarb-strawberry compote, and rhubarb sorbet.
2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

8. Trillium

2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
If you're in the Ballpark neighborhood, Trillium is serving a strawberry rhubarb danish with sour cream sherbet, pickled rhubarb, fresh strawberry and candied almonds.
2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Coohills

1400 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Sometimes strawberry shortcake is all one needs to complete a meal. At Coohills, the classic dessert includes strawberry gel, cream cheese ice cream, and whipped cream.
1400 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

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