“How might you not?”
That’s Michael Stillman, proprietor of New York Metropolis’s High quality Italian on why he picked Denver for the second outpost of his in style Italian American steakhouse.
We blush. However yeah, Denver is a fairly superior place, and QI, which opens March 2 within the Halcyon Resort, will proceed the stepping-up of Cherry Creek’s restaurant sport.
The area performs off the vibe of the Halcyon Resort, which is heat, outdoorsy and barely industrial. Meat noticed lights, a lion’s head sculpture and pictures of Italian prostitutes all brush up in opposition to one another, nevertheless it works. Actually.
Let’s get to the meals. QI’s menu is surprisingly playful; we’re speaking lasagna with filet mignon meatballs, a sausage toast that can make you overlook all about that stylish avocado toast enterprise and the dish that’s about to skyrocket to the highest of everybody’s must-eat listing, the rooster parmigiana pizza.
The pizza is just about a large rooster meatball, smooshed down and topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, pecorino and parmesan cheeses. Oh, and it’s the dimensions of a freaking pizza. Served with conventional pizza accoutrements like crushed purple pepper and honey, it’s probably the most Instagram-worthy dish we’ve seen this 12 months.
High quality Italian – 241 Columbine St., Denver (contained in the Halcyon Resort), 303-532-8888, QualityItalian.com, Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & four p.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & four p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & four p.m.-11 p.m., Solar. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & four p.m.-10 p.m.