Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Fella Gotta Eat!

Disclaimer: These places were not all done in one day!
The Old Stone Church
One of Castle Rock, CO little secret food places--we found it! Located in the downtown area of CR, this old church was built in 1888 and served the St. Francis of Assisi congregation for many years before members built a larger church outside of the town. What an interesting idea for a restaurant--the choir loft was remodeled and enlarged, stain glass adorn the windows, the pulpit now contains a table for two, original altar decorates the front section. The menu is varied and unique.
Shrimp Enchilada with goat cheese and chipotle cream,
Pork Tenderloin Carnitas marinated in orange juice and brandy and served fajita style
Rainbow Trout pan seared with lump crab, brie cheese, fresh basil and a champagne butter
Just three of the menu items.

A day spent out in the shopping arena sure makes one hungry and close by was one of our favorite places to submit our taste buds to--Wahoo's--fish tacos! Yumm, so good. This is a chain out of California but welcome in Colorado. Sitting on the patio with a view of the front range is not half bad lunch.

Recently we were offered the opportunity to purchase case of wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards and Wineries out of Washington state--Orphelin or orphan, red wine blended with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Souzao, Touriga, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre; aged in American and French oak. The wine was reasonably price at $144 a case. It was certainly marked down price from the original price. And everyone just loves a bargain! This would make a great Tuesday night or pizza/Wii bowling night wine. Since we didn't eat at home Tuesday night, we decided on a pizza/Wii bowling night Wednesday for the chance to uncork a bottle of this wine for taste. At first sip, we are thinking this wine needs to be decanted and set to air for awhile since there was a bite of acidity. Like DH says "after three or four sips, the taste is better". We think the wine maker just decided to pour all the leftovers into the barrels and see what became of the taste. We are definitely right--this is a Tuesday night or pizza wine!

Heading out to breakfast is one of our favorite things to do but it's hard to find an interesting and different place to obtain this first meal of the day. Usually, you can find the regular chain places--IHOP or 'sticky tables' as we call it, LePeep, Broken Egg, The Egg & I, etc. Thumbing through an eatery magazine, we came across restaurant in Cherry Creek North that sounded interesting so off we go. Oh, shucks, the restaurant is in a hotel! Bummer! We don't do hotel food unless absolutely necessary! Okay, we settle for a coffee shop and a breakfast bagel, which was quite tasty. And the coffee was fantastic!

Okay, is your mouth watering yet?
Oh, yes, on our return to the house after breakfast, we found that our 'lawn service' was on the job!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, there is just something inherently wrong about fish tacos. Other than that, the food sounds wonderful.

    Love your lawn service.