In my mind, three things create the perfect summer dining experience: super-fresh seasonal ingredients, a casual setting (who wants to change out of shorts if you don’t have to?), and an inviting patio.
Several Denver restaurants meet these criteria, including Potager
, Fuel Cafe
, and The Squeaky Bean
. But, thanks to the newly launched summer menu, my current hot-weather favorite is Tables
in Park Hill.
Don't miss the heirloom tomato and summer peach salad, a refreshing medley of red tomatoes and fresh peaches with tangy bits of blue cheese, sharp arugula, and slivered onions. And, for the main course, the delicate basil-crusted halibut with tomato and watercress is light and perfectly suited to a hot night. Both dishes pair beautifully with a glass of light, bright Gruner Veltliner
2267 Kearney St., 303-388-0299