Easter Brunch!

Some of our favorite regulars have been asking for us to do an Easter Brunch for a while now, so why not? Not only are our platters already perfect for a brunch gathering but this gives us a chance to try out some "brunchy" items and have some fun in the kitchen! Ashley, Mo and I have been brainstorming and have come up with what we hope are some tasty treats and lovely libations. (oooo alliteration!) As we have never done this before and don't know how well received brunch might be, we will be taking reservations for ANY size party on Easter Sunday, April 5th. Brunch menu (and regular menu) will be served from 11am to 3pm with regular menu taking over for the evening hours. Just give us a call at 303.452.4900 to make your reservation!

What's brunch without mimosas, so we'll be serving the classic Prosecco & OJ laced with a splash of St. Germain. We've also come up with a Mimosarita (or Margamosa??) and the Bitto Bloody Mary garnished with Cippoline Onions and some crispy fried proscuitto.

MoMini Fritattas will be a bite or two sized frittata loaded with Idiazabal (Smoked Basque Cheese), Spanish Chorizo and spinach. Barney's Bread Pudding will be a decadent cinnamon challah based bread pudding with a Apple Jack & Lazaroni Amaretto glaze. Ashley is taking our classic Bruschetta and adding avocado, No Woman (jerk spiced cheddar) and some other tasty tidbits to "brunch it up" - Breakfast Bruschetta. On the lighter side, we will also offer a Greek yogurt, granola and fruit parfait. But we can't resist soaking the fruit in Moscato d'Asti first!!

In addition to our platter, salads and regular desserts from the menu, Boulder Breadworks is making us up some Coconut Macaroons that we'll serve with fresh fruit and soft cream. Hopefully this first brunch will be the start of something fun and tasty that we can do more often! 

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Barney

 


Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #1 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Lavender Row Pinot Noir

    #2 Lavender Row Pinot Noir

    While French Burgundy may be the highest echelon of this grape, the warm and rugged south of France has a climate similar to CA and can make easy drinking affordable Pinots too. This affordable French beauty offers notes of toasted oak, rhubarb, strawberry, red flowers and crushed stone. But the nose! It truly explodes with the lavender that is grown all around the vines. (behind by 16 bottles)

  • Gran Passione

    #3 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview! tied

  • Bonavita Red

    #4 Bonavita Red

    Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone. (behind by 9 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Obsidian Cab

    Obsidian Cab

    A wonderful classic CA Cab with solid structure from the altitude and Hungarian oak. Reserved and dark on the nose with aromas of blackberries, hints of black licorice and coffee. Really nice and elegant. Touch on the masculine side with no jammy, jelly jar junk here. Wonderfully different.

  • A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon

    A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon

    This four grain whiskey uses a blend of rye, wheat and barley sourced from the Colorado Malting Company, and corn from Briess Malting in Wisconsin - encompassing the "mother grains" of bourbon. The whiskey ages about 3 years, all year round to capture the seasonal nuances from the ever-changing Colorado mountain air, in new, 53 gallon charred oak barrels source from Independent Stave Company.

  • Gotes del Priorat

    Gotes del Priorat

    A slightly different and wonderful lighter take on Priorat. The gorgeous blue slate show immediately on the nose, Carignan is there but with richness and elegance. Really pretty and an homage to the fruit. Gorgeous leather and blue black fruit flavors with spice and soft leather. Organic, hand picked and just 9 months in French, this really is a lovely wine!

  • Amon Ra

    Amon Ra

    The 2014 Amon Ra reflects the tried and true essence of the Glaetzer style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. The inky purple color displays the gentle but full extraction. The nose shows an abundance of dark blueberry, vanilla, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. Although still young and firmly wound, the vibrant blackberry and dried spice flavors integrate well with youthful yet supple tannins with the trademark loooong and sleek finish. Meant to go 10 to 15 years to hit its prime.