Last week we discovered yet another reason to frequent Elway’s Downtown: sushi. Starting at 4 p.m. each day, chef Jake Rand (who spent a total of seven years at Sushi Den) works his skills at the bar.

Rather than stocking the full range of fish, Rand offers a more boutique experience with six of the most popular types. Even so, he says there’s something for every type of sushi lover.

Menu highlights include the striped bass sashimi served over ice with lightly seared Hokkaido scallops. In this dish, six disks of seared scallop, dressed with fresh lemon juice, a hint of truffle oil, and micro cilantro, sit atop English cucumber. Snap one up—no need for soy sauce—for a refreshing summer bite.

Bonus: Check out Elway’s Sushi Sundays for two-for-one sashimi deals and a $20 tasting menu that includes miso soup, edamame, choice of roll and nigiri sushi, as well as bottled beer or glass of select sake.

1881 Curtis St. (inside the Ritz-Carlton Denver), 303-312-3107

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.