Fall Comfort at Barolo Grill

October 2010

With the weather cooling down, my thoughts are turning to fall flavors, warm fires, and one of my favorite places in town for both: Barolo Grill. I joined friends there last week, and the restaurant—as it normally is this time of year—was packed with a convivial crowd. Even better: The fire was lit and the menu lined with October favorites.

I began with the acorn squash soufflé, a warm and savory dish that won me over with its distinct clove-based aroma. The Colorado salad was next: On this particular day (the ingredients change regularly), the dish included a round stack of ripe heirloom tomatoes, sweet butter lettuce, and crunchy corn kernels drizzled with a fragrant basil oil and served with tangy Haystack Mountain goat cheese. The house-made pappardelle, served with juicy chunks of pork belly, roasted eggplant, and a mix of red peppers, made for a comforting finale—one that paired exceedingly well with a glass of Barbera d’Alba from Bricco della Olive.

Plan Ahead: Although it’s been open for years, Barolo’s popularity never wanes. Make reservations well in advance for weekend nights—and don’t forget to request a table with a view of the fire.

3030 E. Sixth Ave., 303-393-1040