Spouse treated me to lunch at our favorite place in Denver, Cucina Colore. I like this place because the food is no nonsense and always fresh, the staff is friendly and the restaurant is just so bright and contemporary I always enjoy my meals so much more.
The first photo is the Carpaccio served with arugula, shaved grana and caper berries with a perfectly tangy vinaigrette. I never knew capers had berries so this was pretty interesting for me. The caper berries looked almost like olives. There were a gazillion little seeds inside the not so thick skin. The berries were pickled and tasted pretty much like regular capers, which are the flowers of the plant. I thought this whole appetizer dish would make the perfect Italian sandwich….soo good!
Spouse had the Shrimp and Scallops Pasta with Sun-Dried Toamtoes. It looked delicious and he said it was. I think they sun-dried their own tomatoes because they didn’t look reconstituted at all. They were sliced, ripe tomatoes that had the sun-dried flavor so I’m thinking maybe they do a batch every so often using fresh summer tomatoes.
I had a light pizza with roasted red peppers (so sweet!), shavings of grana cheese, and fresh mushrooms. I was so tired from the morning’s goings-on, I only ate a couple of slices and took half of my delicious pizza home. The glass of Pinot Grigio we had with our lunch was just the perfect thing to relax me.
Now on to the Event part of this post….you might be wondering why I placed this under the Markets, Events and Festivals Category of my blog.
Spouse and I were in Denver last September 19 for my US citizenship ceremony held at the open-air Denver Civic Center. It was a beautiful, perfect “Good-to-be-living-in-Colorado” kind of day. What a surprise that there were 600 other people being sworn in as new citizens. According to the organizers, we were from 80 different contries around the world. How cool is that?
The well-liked mayor of Denver, John Hickinlooper was there…along with a few other guests. The Jewish Association sponsors the event and they even handed out bottled water and cookies to everyone….much appreciated because I left the house without eating breakfast. They also had tables where you could register to vote and submit your passport applications….even have your photo taken for the passport. So I did all that and am really looking forward to cast my first vote in this country come November!