|3316 Tejon Street - a seemingly unlikely, mostly residential, neighborhood|
Portland ain't got nothing on Old Major in Denver. I first read about the restaurant on Hank Shaw's Honest Food blog. It was one of his guest chef stops on his Duck, Duck, Goose book tour. I only saw that he was going to be there after he'd gone.
|When I looked at the menus I was sold.|
I stopped in one evening around 5:00 or so and ate at the bar. By 5:30 or so the place started filling up, on a Wednesday evening no less. To start, I had a half a dozen oysters on the half shell. During happy hour they're $2 a piece. I drank a glass of the house Chardonnay with the oysters; the house wines are made by The Infinite Monkey Theorem which is a Denver winery without a vineyard. I love the name (and the theorem) of the company, even if I didn't much care for their Chardonnay. I followed the oysters with a half an order of the Port Shank Stroganoff which is a stroganoff made with braised pork, hand made pappardelle, and foraged mushrooms. It was excellent and I drank a very nice glass of Pinot Noir with it. I'm not much of a desert person but the bartender, Raquel, convinced me to have the macaroon with the press pot of coffee I ordered. It was a rose/lemon macaroon and I was glad I'd listened to Raquel's recommendation. The pastry chef, Nadine Donovan, came to Old Major from Le Pigeon and The Woodsman in Portland. Small world.
3316 Tejon Street