Monday, November 1, 2010

Fruition

To cap off a great weekend of eating in Denver my parents and I visited Fruition.  It was a short drive from our hotel and came highly recommended; the Yelp reviews were outstanding and many people I met while in Denver suggested that we check this place out.

Fruition has a farm in Colorado on which it grows many of the fruits and vegetables used in the restaurant. The farm also raises chickens to produce fresh eggs for use in the restaurant.

The restaurant is small and has a great ambiance.  It is decorated in muted earthy colors and could definitely be a great date place.  Of course, I was with my parents so... yeah.  That's that.

On to the most important part: the food!  I ordered a roasted beet salad to begin which was absolutely divine.  The waiter was super helpful in my gluten free selections and we couldn't have asked for better service.  He was also knowledgeable about wine pairings and chose an excellent wine to go along with my chosen entrée of scallops with mushrooms.  That being said, it doesn't take much to be more knowledgeable than me in wine.  I can differentiate between red wine, white wine, and beer... and that's about it.  And since I can't drink beer... you get the picture.

For my main course I chose the scallops which were served with mushrooms.  Another big, gluten free success.  Unfortunately I'm finishing this post weeks after originally eating at Fruition, so I can't go into great detail about this entree.  I've eaten too much since this dinner! 

Regardless of the time lapsed between enjoying the meal and writing about it, I would definitely go back to Fruition on my next trip to Denver.  The service was great, my waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free options, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. 

This is the last of my Denver posts!  Overall the trip was a great success.  I was able to see friends from my hometown after years of not having seen them, make some new friends, and see a new part of the country.  Denver is a great city for foodies; I appreciated that people were aware of the gluten free diet and that I did not have to jump through hoops to explain it to them.  Additionally, the weather was spectacular and the feeling of space without the endless cycle of traffic was a nice break from Los Angeles.  Hopefully I'll check it out again soon!
Do you love it or do you love it?
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Fruition
1313 E. 6th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218 (Map)

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