My partner was out of town for work and I wanted to get out of the house for dinner, so I scootered around to Tables in Park Hill, Denver. Their summer menu is great and I had the “Heirloom Tomato Stack” to start and the “Crispy Chicken” for my entree. Of course, I had the decadent S’mores dessert to-go so I could eat it at home in front of the TV with abandon.
Anyway, the Heirloom Tomato Stack was just what I needed on a hot summer night: Thick slices of yellow and dark red (flavorful) tomatoes, stacked with thin slices of cucumber and radish, topped with a tiny bit of dill. I usually despise dill but it really worked with the tomatoes. And it was all placed in a shallow pool of chilled cucumber consomme.
The Crispy Chicken entree was really, really delicious: a pan-roasted boneless chicken breast with the skin left on for crisp texture and flavor, served alongside a variation of Italian bread salad. The salad included baby spinach leaves, plum slices, basil, roasted red pepper slivers, crostini and a simple balsamic-olive oil dressing. I couldn’t have been more pleased.
As always, Amy and Dustin were great hosts and made me feel right at home. Did I mention Tables serves some of the most generous martinis (12 ounces) in town?