100 Favorite Dishes: Pork chop from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
No. 53: Pork shop from Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
You can say what you will about pork, but if it were to disappear from Denver restaurant menus, there would most surely be a rebellion, and because of my preoccupation with pig, I'd likely be the one to lead it. Pork makes all sorts of showings on the menu at Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Robert Thompson's shrine to Francophiles, and while some might argue that a pork chop is a pork chop is a pork chop, the pork chop at Le Grand, my latest obsession with pig consumption, is the king of chops, a thick slab of ballerina pink flesh, brined in juniper berries, maple sugar and salt, swathed in a blue cheese fondue and resting on a jumble of haricot verts. After just one bite, it becomes your god.
Hungry for more? All the dishes in our countdown are linked below:
No. 94: Seafood soup from Farro
No. 73: Gumbo from Bistro One
No. 69: Mais pizza from Pizzeria Locale
No. 66: Sea scallop and rock shrimp noodle bowl from Bones
In late 2009, we embarked on a culinary journey that took us through our favorite dishes in the Mile High City -- one hundred, to be exact. Now we're back with round two, counting down (in no particular order) a hundred more of our favorite Denver dishes in a list that, by our imperfect calculations, should be wrapped up...sometime this year. If there's a dish you think we need to try, tell us about it in the comments section below, or shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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