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Chap’s Grill and Chophouse

JESSICA SLOSBERG
Start with Kobe beef, served Italian-style with romesco sauce, manchego and an arancini.
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Chap’s is pure “mountain chic.” Give yourself time to peruse the wine list, which is more a tome. With wines from all corners of the earth there’s a lot to choose from. Feel overwhelmed? Ask for help ” the capable staff will help. Chap’s is the only AAA four-diamond-rated steakhouse in Colorado, an unusual distinction.

There are those dishes out there best described as classic or immortal. Take the lamb chops. They have a clear voice, highlighted by the rosemary-garlic marinade. The elegant dish tastes like Colorado, both rugged and pristine. Looking for an alternative, try the buffalo rib-eye. Lean buffalo meat is all the rage right now for health conscious meat connoisseurs. Served with grilled spring onions this dish is the perfect melding of nouveau cuisine and classic preparation. The Kobe appetizer is a great way to start eating the gourmet meat. Served with three distinctive flavor profiles, they’re all Italian-based.

It’s hard to find a steak restaurant that gives fish and fowl the same five-star treatment. The seared salmon is a hearty choice, especially with its lush sidecar of lobster-mashed potatoes. The ginger ahi tuna has more delicate, but no less enjoyable, flavors. In the mood for fowl but want something more exotic than chicken? The duck, served over smoked apple compote and foie gras emulsion, is the answer to your prayers.



Start the meal with oysters. And pair them with champagne. Nothing will feel more luxurious (or sexier) than all of the delicate flavors coming together in your mouth.

The first bite of the roasted polenta cake appetizer will make you swoon. The cake itself is textural perfection and it sits on wild mushrooms in a balsamic port sauce. It’s so pretty it’s hard to eat ” until the first bite. Then the beautiful appearance takes a backseat to the out of this world flavor. This is the most elegant comfort food out there


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