Check Out Satchel's Saturday Chef Dinners

April 14 2010, 12:23 PM
Have you found Satchel’s Market yet? This five-year-old gem sits on the north end of Park Hill, on the side of a worn-out strip mall. You've probably driven past it. Next time---if it's dinnertime (Wednesday through Saturday)---park the car and stop in. You won't be disappointed. I first fell in love with Satchel's brunch, a neighborly experience with dishes such as jum jum cakes (to-die-for pancakes) and the Perez, the kitchen's take on huevos rancheros. Now, with dinner service, I've found more to love. Chef Jens Patrik Landberg, originally from Sweden and most recently from Melt Restaurant in New York, brings serious skill to the table. For proof, sign up for the Community Chef Table dinners each Saturday. I attended one a couple weeks back and was served a seven-course meal for just $45 (wine not included). I'm still reflecting on the velvety duck foie gras pâté and the succulent cedar-plank salmon, not to mention the jewel-like ahi tuna tartare with avocado and basil and the flaky fruit-and-nut tart. Satchel's menu changes per Landberg's whim---and that's part of the fun. Go forth and discover what's cooking. 5021 E. 28th Ave., 303-355-2137