Best Bites: Patatas Bravas
By February 24, 2009 12:49 PM
I'm anxiously awaiting the May opening ofÂ Olivea, Stephanie BoninÂ andÂ Keith Arnold's (owners of Duo
) new restaurant. The Mediterranean spot, which will be located in the oldÂ AixÂ space on 17th Avenue, will be headed up by Duo's executive chef, John Broening.
I look forward to the handcrafted food from Italy, Spain, and southern France--and if the patatas bravas recipe that recently appeared in Broening's column
inÂ The Denver Post
is any indication, I'll have excellent, rustic eats to look forward to.
I made the traditional Spanish tapa--which Broening has spent many months researching--for a dinner party to great results. But rather than plating individual portions, I served the potatoes, tossed in the smoky tomato sauce and garnished with scallions, on a platter with aÃ¯oli on the side for dipping.