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Sixteen Great Peach-Centric Dishes to Try Now

August accouterments – Find Palisade Peaches packing a punch on menus all month.

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In case you've never been to Palisade, picture this: The Colorado River snakes through the lush Grand Valley, bordered by looming mesas on all sides. On the valley floor rest expansive orchards, birthing apples, cherries, grapes, pears and Colorado's prized produce – the Palisade Peach.

As the sweet treats come by the basket-full from the Western Slope to the Front Range, August in Colorado is dedicated to the celebration of peach season. To help you celebrate, we've collected a series of attractive peach-friendly places and plates to try now.

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The popular market salad gets a warm-weather upgrade, complete with peaches, Cure Organic Farm tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and kalamata olive caramel.

Beast + Bottle

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Chef-owner Paul Reilly is using pieces of paradise from Palisade in the black pepper-studded fazzoletti: complete with pork bolognese, San Marzano tomatoes, and of course, peaches.

Blackbelly Market

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For a refreshing starter, an heirloom tomato and Palisade Peach tartine comes with burratta and locally farmed basil.

Farmer Girl @ Avanti

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With a hyper-seasonal, and thus, ever-changing menu, Avanti's Farmer Girl added peach vinaigrette to its salad, as well as pork, goat cheese and cucumbers.

Frasca Food and Wine

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Try the insalata with burrata, Palisade peaches and nasturtium. To cap off the meal, the crostata with Palisade stone fruit, Edison wheat and creme fraiche won't disappoint.

Fruition Restaurant

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Featured at Fruition, a Palisade stone fruit dessert with grilled peach, pickled plum, buttermilk ice cream and brown butter macadamia nuts.

Lower48 Kitchen

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This time of year, pick the pickled Palisade peaches that pepper toast, topped with house-made ricotta, fennel and basil.

MAX's Wine Dive Denver

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Executive chef Kevin Savory's dessert creation is a creamy-boozy spin on the traditional peaches and cream favorite, with house made peach and lemon thyme gelato, served with a spiced short bread, roasted peaches and topped with a Tin Cup whiskey sauce.

Mercantile Dining & Provision

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For the easy summertime living, the kitchen crew at this Union Station hot spot created a beef tartare with Palisade Peaches, basil chimmichurri, faro crackers, and tallow powder.

Milk & Honey

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For a sweet final note, check out M&H's grilled olive oil cake with roasted peach, marcapone and fennel.

Old Major

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Amidst a meaty menu, bring a friend or date to try the peach cobbler for two, with a butter biscuit and Sunnyside Farm honey ice cream on the side, topped with bee pollen.

Pizzeria Locale

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Only at the Boulder location, guests can enjoy the Mercato salad with Western Slope stone fruits, farm greens, caciocavallo croutons, and white balsamic.
Appearing on the brunch, lunch and dinner menus, find the Palisade Peach and black mission fig salad, with sorrel, amaranth, peach-goat cheese mousse, Virginia ham, and Angostura gastrique.

Table 6

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Though there are several peach specials to be tried, the main dish is the fried green tomatoes with Palisade Peaches, resting on a bed of basil yogurt and dressed with a truffle vinaigrette.

The Plimoth

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The Plimoth is making a peach parfait with jam and vanilla custards, white chocolate mousse, and an almond crumble. An already-made peach jam will appear on the menu later this year.

The Populist

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there's no shortage of peaches in the Niman Ranch pork flatiron. The dish comes with bacon poblano spoon spread, charred Palisade Peach puree, sweet corn and fava succotash, fresno pickled peaches and micro hearts on fire.

Acorn

The popular market salad gets a warm-weather upgrade, complete with peaches, Cure Organic Farm tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and kalamata olive caramel.

Beast + Bottle

Chef-owner Paul Reilly is using pieces of paradise from Palisade in the black pepper-studded fazzoletti: complete with pork bolognese, San Marzano tomatoes, and of course, peaches.

Blackbelly Market

For a refreshing starter, an heirloom tomato and Palisade Peach tartine comes with burratta and locally farmed basil.

Farmer Girl @ Avanti

With a hyper-seasonal, and thus, ever-changing menu, Avanti's Farmer Girl added peach vinaigrette to its salad, as well as pork, goat cheese and cucumbers.

Frasca Food and Wine

Try the insalata with burrata, Palisade peaches and nasturtium. To cap off the meal, the crostata with Palisade stone fruit, Edison wheat and creme fraiche won't disappoint.

Fruition Restaurant

Featured at Fruition, a Palisade stone fruit dessert with grilled peach, pickled plum, buttermilk ice cream and brown butter macadamia nuts.

Lower48 Kitchen

This time of year, pick the pickled Palisade peaches that pepper toast, topped with house-made ricotta, fennel and basil.

MAX's Wine Dive Denver

Executive chef Kevin Savory's dessert creation is a creamy-boozy spin on the traditional peaches and cream favorite, with house made peach and lemon thyme gelato, served with a spiced short bread, roasted peaches and topped with a Tin Cup whiskey sauce.

Mercantile Dining & Provision

For the easy summertime living, the kitchen crew at this Union Station hot spot created a beef tartare with Palisade Peaches, basil chimmichurri, faro crackers, and tallow powder.

Milk & Honey

For a sweet final note, check out M&H's grilled olive oil cake with roasted peach, marcapone and fennel.

Old Major

Amidst a meaty menu, bring a friend or date to try the peach cobbler for two, with a butter biscuit and Sunnyside Farm honey ice cream on the side, topped with bee pollen.

Pizzeria Locale

Only at the Boulder location, guests can enjoy the Mercato salad with Western Slope stone fruits, farm greens, caciocavallo croutons, and white balsamic.

Rioja

Appearing on the brunch, lunch and dinner menus, find the Palisade Peach and black mission fig salad, with sorrel, amaranth, peach-goat cheese mousse, Virginia ham, and Angostura gastrique.

Table 6

Though there are several peach specials to be tried, the main dish is the fried green tomatoes with Palisade Peaches, resting on a bed of basil yogurt and dressed with a truffle vinaigrette.

The Plimoth

The Plimoth is making a peach parfait with jam and vanilla custards, white chocolate mousse, and an almond crumble. An already-made peach jam will appear on the menu later this year.

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The Populist

there's no shortage of peaches in the Niman Ranch pork flatiron. The dish comes with bacon poblano spoon spread, charred Palisade Peach puree, sweet corn and fava succotash, fresno pickled peaches and micro hearts on fire.

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