Restaurant Roundup: Session Kitchen in Denver
February 10, 2014 • Restaurants
One of the things that happens when you no longer have young kids around is that your weekend days are blissfully unscheduled. I mean, we used to love watching our kids dive, play tennis, play lacrosse, wrestle, and more, but when that is removed from your schedule, you find an easy relaxed pace settles in. For my husband and me, that has led to going out for brunch or lunch on Saturdays and Sundays to catch up on our week.
Session Kitchen is fairly new to one of our favorite spots close to our house, South Pearl Street in Denver, home to Sushi Den, Izakaya Den, Black Pearl, and Fourteen Seventy Two – all of which we’ve been to many times.It’s the close proximity to our DU neighborhood that was our first draw here, but new places like Session Kitchen popping up – and serving an interesting twist on the standard mimosa with the addition of blood orange – keep bringing us back to this great street.In the summer we’re more likely to opt for lighter fare in an open air dining spot, but in the winter, something savory and filling like these brussels sprouts with lemon and parmesan are hard to resist. (Note the plate was twice as much as we needed to share for 2 people, so this is great for a large group. We unfortunately forgot our leftovers on the table.)I’m sure I’ve written many times about getting lots of things to share, so you can see that’s what we did last week. Half of the Smash Burger was plenty to fill us up after the soup and brussels sprouts. The menu says it has American cheese, l.t.o, relish , a house made roll, and kennebec fries – I can’t tell you what l.t.o. is but I think some sort of shaved ham. I’m also not sure on the relish, but it seemed to be pickles and tomatoes. All put together it made for one tasty burger, cooked perfectly medium as requested (a kind of pet peeve of mine). And while I have no idea what kennebec fries are, I will tell you they were thick cut, crispy, and smeared with a fine sea salt – in other words, irresistible!
Session Kitchen is a pretty space (nice re-do from the Izakaya decor with a new and fresh feeling) and the food is really good. We’ll be going back for sure!
Session Kitchen Denver
1518 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210