November 2005

Bucolic Bounty
By Carol W. Maybach

The Greenbriar Inn
8735 N. Foothills Highway, Boulder

The Draw
Romantic ambience in a beautiful country setting, experienced and attentive service, and entrées that do justice to tradition as well as innovation; the food also incorporates some of the best products Colorado has to offer.

The Drawback
Menu items are quite pricey; vegetable seasonings miss the mark.

Don't Miss
Pan-seared, lavender-rubbed Black Buck antelope, Hudson Valley foie gras, pan-fried Yukon gold gnocchi, traditional beef Wellington, bananas Foster.

Vegetarian Options
Homemade gnocchi primavera, house salad, pan-fried Yukon gold gnocchi, Mediterranean spinach pappardelle.

Bravo, Maestro
By Elisabeth True

Luca d'Italia
711 Grant St.

The Draw
Sophisticated Italian food in a polished, warm setting, excellent service.

The Drawback
Limited selection of white wines by the glass.

Don't Miss
Veal saltimbocca, Frank's salumi, agnolotti, cavatelli, romaine salad, housemade bresaola, panna cotta.

Vegetarian Options
Housemade mozzarella, butternut squash agnolotti, fusilli with wild mushrooms, white truffle oil and shaved grana, housemade ricotta tortelloni.