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Take a Spring Break Staycation at Ultreia

Shirk your workaday duties at this elegant jewel box of a restaurant, which serves its festive Spanish- and Portugese-inspired sips, snacks, and small plates starting at 11 a.m. daily.


Spring break may have the college kids dreaming of rowdy pool parties and shots, but Denver adults in need of a more sophisticated, close-to-home escape should shirk their workaday duties at Union Station’s four-month-old Iberian hideaway, Ultreia. The elegant jewel box of a restaurant serves festive Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired sips, snacks, and small plates starting at 11 a.m., so no one will look at you funny as you hoist a luxuriously thick glass goblet brimming with one of the menu’s Gin Tonics (try the cucumber- and rose-petal-garnished La Rosa)…even if it is just half past 12. James Beard Award–winning chef Jennifer Jasinski and executive chef Adam Branz’s savory tapas and pintxos—paper-thin slices of rosy, aged Spanish hams; fried and salted Padrón peppers; pan con tomate; and tender pork ribs with Basque chiles—are just the things for soaking up the booze before you get carried away and book a flight to Bilbao. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., 303-534-1970

This article appeared in the March 2018 issue of 5280.

Callie Sumlin, Associate Food Editor

Callie Sumlin creates stories for 5280's Eat & Drink section, manages the dining guide, and oversees 5280.com's digital food-related coverage and weekly e-newsletter, Table Talk.

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