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In Season: 12 Savory Peach Dishes to Try Now

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| Photo: Adam Larkey

We're in the heart of peach season, that small window during late summer when the bounty from Colorado's own Palisade pops up on menus across Denver and Boulder. Though the juicy fruit makes for plenty of sweet desserts, it can also be the perfect complement or main feature to a savory plate, which is proven in the 12 dishes highlighted here. Bonus: Mobile bakery the Long I Pie's lineup often includes the 212, a peach rosemary chicken pot pie. And remember, as peach season draws to an end these items will rotate off menus in the coming weeks, so enjoy them while you can.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tables

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2267 Kearney St
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 388-0299
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Under the "head of the table" menu section at this Park Hill mainstay, you'll find sauteed peaches served with a parsley-Tabasco vinegar glazed grilled pork chop, mashers, and blue cheese. The restaurant does not participate in Restaurant Week, but does offer a $40 three course menu.

2. Fuel Cafe

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3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-4642
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The menu changes monthly at this RiNo spot, and the August board includes a chilled Palisade peach soup with raspberry, plum, mint, whipped goat cheese, and toasted almond.

3. Tifamade Cantine

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2556 15th St
Denver, CO 80211
This pop-up spot behind the Truffle Table showcases unique sandwich creations on an ever-rotating basis. This week you can find a peach sandwich with brie cheese and basil, but it may only be a memory by the time next week comes around.

4. Izakaya Den

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1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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A new item on the menu at this Japanese spot on Old South Pearl is the burrata frisee salad, with Palisade doughnut peaches and arugula.

5. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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At dinner time ChoLon offers a plate of charbroiled chicken, Palisade peaches, lemongrass, and kaffir lime. There's also a petite salad with peaches, miso, candied pecans, and sesame found on the lunch and dinner menus.

6. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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The pork and peaches entree here features a bourbon-brined and grilled bone-in chop, DW's barbecue sauce, shoestring onions, and peach and Gorgonzola salad. Wash it down with a selection from the extensive beer list.

7. The Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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This newcomer to the Hotel Teatro has a dinner entree of braised beef short ribs with grilled Palisade peach, shaved horseradish, and wild arugula on its opening menu. Utilizing the wood-fire grill, the restaurant also offers a side dish of wood-roasted peaches with fig balsamic, goat cheese, and basil.

8. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 640-3474
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The fish-centric hot spot in Union Station features flash-seared Georges Bank scallops on its raw bar menu. The dish comes with champagne basil consommé and Palisade peaches.

9. Mizuna

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225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4778
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Another restaurant that tends to swap out dishes monthly, Frank Bonanno's flagship concept incorporates grilled peaches into a veal tenderloin entree, alongside prosciutto zucchini, herb spaetzle, and carrot creme fraiche for its August menu.

10. Gaia Bistro

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1551 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-5699
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This rustic bistro and bakery is known for its crepes, and a current option on the savory side marries smoked turkey with chipotle grilled peaches, goat cheese, and balsamic syrup. Also, look to the dinner menu for an arugula salad with peaches, as well as a hearty entree of chicken, grilled peaches, cornbread, collard greens, and country gravy.

11. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

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1610 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-1021
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Two different dishes at this LoDo pizzeria take advantage of peach season, the first being a burrata small plate with grilled peaches, arugula, and olive oil. There's also the peach salad that includes wild arugula, red onions, chevre, white sesame seeds, pecans, and sesame balsamic vinaigrette.

12. Spruce Farm & Fish

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2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4880
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This recently opened spot replaced Q's in the Hotel Boulderado, and is serving up a grilled Palisade peach small plate with arugula, a basil-chevre fritter, prosciutto “tuile,” and black pepper honey balsamic reduction.

1. Tables

2267 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207
Under the "head of the table" menu section at this Park Hill mainstay, you'll find sauteed peaches served with a parsley-Tabasco vinegar glazed grilled pork chop, mashers, and blue cheese. The restaurant does not participate in Restaurant Week, but does offer a $40 three course menu.
2267 Kearney St
Denver, CO 80207

2. Fuel Cafe

3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216
The menu changes monthly at this RiNo spot, and the August board includes a chilled Palisade peach soup with raspberry, plum, mint, whipped goat cheese, and toasted almond.
3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216

3. Tifamade Cantine

2556 15th St, Denver, CO 80211
This pop-up spot behind the Truffle Table showcases unique sandwich creations on an ever-rotating basis. This week you can find a peach sandwich with brie cheese and basil, but it may only be a memory by the time next week comes around.
2556 15th St
Denver, CO 80211

4. Izakaya Den

1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
A new item on the menu at this Japanese spot on Old South Pearl is the burrata frisee salad, with Palisade doughnut peaches and arugula.
1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

5. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
At dinner time ChoLon offers a plate of charbroiled chicken, Palisade peaches, lemongrass, and kaffir lime. There's also a petite salad with peaches, miso, candied pecans, and sesame found on the lunch and dinner menus.
1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The pork and peaches entree here features a bourbon-brined and grilled bone-in chop, DW's barbecue sauce, shoestring onions, and peach and Gorgonzola salad. Wash it down with a selection from the extensive beer list.
1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. The Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
This newcomer to the Hotel Teatro has a dinner entree of braised beef short ribs with grilled Palisade peach, shaved horseradish, and wild arugula on its opening menu. Utilizing the wood-fire grill, the restaurant also offers a side dish of wood-roasted peaches with fig balsamic, goat cheese, and basil.
1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
The fish-centric hot spot in Union Station features flash-seared Georges Bank scallops on its raw bar menu. The dish comes with champagne basil consommé and Palisade peaches.
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

9. Mizuna

225 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Another restaurant that tends to swap out dishes monthly, Frank Bonanno's flagship concept incorporates grilled peaches into a veal tenderloin entree, alongside prosciutto zucchini, herb spaetzle, and carrot creme fraiche for its August menu.
225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

10. Gaia Bistro

1551 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
This rustic bistro and bakery is known for its crepes, and a current option on the savory side marries smoked turkey with chipotle grilled peaches, goat cheese, and balsamic syrup. Also, look to the dinner menu for an arugula salad with peaches, as well as a hearty entree of chicken, grilled peaches, cornbread, collard greens, and country gravy.
1551 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

11. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Two different dishes at this LoDo pizzeria take advantage of peach season, the first being a burrata small plate with grilled peaches, arugula, and olive oil. There's also the peach salad that includes wild arugula, red onions, chevre, white sesame seeds, pecans, and sesame balsamic vinaigrette.
1610 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Spruce Farm & Fish

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
This recently opened spot replaced Q's in the Hotel Boulderado, and is serving up a grilled Palisade peach small plate with arugula, a basil-chevre fritter, prosciutto “tuile,” and black pepper honey balsamic reduction.
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

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