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Trends: Denver Restaurants Highlight Honey in Their Dishes

The flavor of the year makes its way on to Denver's menus in many forms.

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Honey is the flavor of the year, and it's making its way on to Denver menus in a big way. From honey butter to honey glaze to honey beer, this sweet nectar is often the perfect complement to spicy or savory flavors. Here are ten applications of honey on Denver's menus.

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1. Vita Restaurant

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4600
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The Fried Duck Leg Confit on Vita's dinner menu includes honey to spread on blue corn bread, with a side of vinegar slaw.

2. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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One of Vesta's housemade dipping sauces on the summer menu is bourbon honey. Enough said.

3. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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The pork belly buns at Cholon have a signature sesame-honey glaze that complements the savory pickles that they're served with. Honey appears a few more times in dishes and in cocktails on this Asian fusion menu.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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When you order the kimchi-dusted pork skins at Ace Eat Serve, you might consider ordering extra honey-chili dipping sauce.

5. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine

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1700 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 813-1700
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The New Bedford scallops & pork belly entrée at Humboldt showcases white balsamic honey glazed pork belly with spring onions, fennel puree, and roasted fingerling potatoes.

6. Denver Biscuit Company

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3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-7900
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The Le Cordon Bleu at Denver Biscuit Company features buttermilk fried chicken, ham, and cheddar cheese. It's rounded out with locally made honey butter.

7. True Food Kitchen

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2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 509-7661
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The Natural Refreshers juice menu at Cherry Creek's True Food Kitchen regularly uses honey. Try the Root & Remedy juice made with beet, carrot, ginger, turmeric and honey lemonade.

8. Devil's Food

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1020 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-7448
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Some of Denver's best and most inventive breakfast can be found at Old South Gaylord's Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery, including fried chicken & waffles with chipotle honey.

9. Bin 1884

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The Sofia Cheese Plate at Bin 1884 features a blue cheese wedge drissled with honey and served with sliced apples, almonds, and a baguette.

10. Caution Lakewood

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1057 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226
The Honey Matrimony Brown Ale at Caution Brewing is brewed with local wildflower honey from Beeyond The Hive in Northern Colorado.

1. Vita Restaurant

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
The Fried Duck Leg Confit on Vita's dinner menu includes honey to spread on blue corn bread, with a side of vinegar slaw.
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

2. Vesta Dipping Grill

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
One of Vesta's housemade dipping sauces on the summer menu is bourbon honey. Enough said.
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

3. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
The pork belly buns at Cholon have a signature sesame-honey glaze that complements the savory pickles that they're served with. Honey appears a few more times in dishes and in cocktails on this Asian fusion menu.
1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
When you order the kimchi-dusted pork skins at Ace Eat Serve, you might consider ordering extra honey-chili dipping sauce.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

5. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine

1700 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80218
The New Bedford scallops & pork belly entrée at Humboldt showcases white balsamic honey glazed pork belly with spring onions, fennel puree, and roasted fingerling potatoes.
1700 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80218

6. Denver Biscuit Company

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
The Le Cordon Bleu at Denver Biscuit Company features buttermilk fried chicken, ham, and cheddar cheese. It's rounded out with locally made honey butter.
3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

7. True Food Kitchen

2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101, Denver, CO 80206
The Natural Refreshers juice menu at Cherry Creek's True Food Kitchen regularly uses honey. Try the Root & Remedy juice made with beet, carrot, ginger, turmeric and honey lemonade.
2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101
Denver, CO 80206

8. Devil's Food

1020 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
Some of Denver's best and most inventive breakfast can be found at Old South Gaylord's Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery, including fried chicken & waffles with chipotle honey.
1020 S Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209

9. Bin 1884

Denver, CO 80210
The Sofia Cheese Plate at Bin 1884 features a blue cheese wedge drissled with honey and served with sliced apples, almonds, and a baguette.

10. Caution Lakewood

1057 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226
The Honey Matrimony Brown Ale at Caution Brewing is brewed with local wildflower honey from Beeyond The Hive in Northern Colorado.
1057 S Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226

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