15 Mar 2009 1 Comment
Hereinafter referred to as WCG. We went to the WCG at Park meadows last night for a date night (yes, we still do that.) It was WONDERFUL! First, they have a date night menu every night of the week. You get to share an appetizer and dessert, get your own salad and entree and it is well worth it. The atmosphere is dark and contemporary. There was music playing in the background and although the restaurant was packed and people were talking, we could hear each other and the music too. We had about a 40 minute wait, so I would make reservations or go on a weeknight for a shorter wait time. For the price of the date night, the food we received was both superb and ample.
We started off with the grilled artichoke. It was excellent, almost as good as James’ Nana used to make. The remoulade sauce was also very good. I have to hand it to whomever first tried to eat an artichoke, they must have a had a time. This one was wood fired grilled tasting, tender and well seasoned. Next came our salads. Normally I don’t care much for salad, it’s just weeds that people put on a plate and call food (field greens, please that’s just a fancy name for weeds.) James had the Caesar and I had the WCG blue cheese salad which had mixed greens, Maytag blue cheese, smoked bacon, candied nuts and red onion. It was very good, I loved the flavors of the candied nuts and bacon, very nice. Next came our entree, James had the rare prime rib with mashed potatoes and I had balsamic vinegar grilled rib-eye with couscous. The steak smelled delicious, it was medium rare and juicy. I can’t remember when I have had a better steak, really, it was tender and the flavors were awesome. The couscous was served cold with grape tomatoes, raisins, nuts and a yogurt vinegar sauce that was wonderful. This is the way couscous is supposed to taste, I’m sure of it. James said his prime rib was very good, it was roasted well and just the right temperature. To top off our dinner we had the molten chocolate souffle cake. Again, this was not a disappointment. The outside of the cake was crunchy with chocolate and inside was a moist chocolate cake. There was white chocolate around the plate and whip cream on top. Our server Kyle was on the ball but never too slow or too fast. We were able to eat each course and talk and enjoy ourselves without feeling rushed. I heartily recommend going to the WCG for a date night. Kyle said all the food was wonderful and if our sampling is any indication, go ahead and order whatever you like, you’ll be pleased.
******I added another page called Places to eat in Denver. I have a Kids eat free/cheap list and reviews of a few restaurants.