Openings and Closings

Jeff Osaka reopens twelve today with a new fall menu

Chef/owner Jeff Osaka will reopen twelve today after an eleven-day break. The restaurant at 2233 Larimer Street is getting close to marking its second anniversary; although the neighborhood was a little lonely when Osaka opened his place, other spots have since opened, with more deals reportedly in the works in nearby buildings.

Osaka didn't take it completely easy during his days off; he used the time to create a new fall menu:

STARTERS

greens baby lettuces, shallots, fine herbs, parmesan, banyuls vinaigrette

soup curried pumpkin, fuji apples, pistachio oil

sweetbreads veal sweetbreads, bulgur wheat, dried cranberries, parsley

mussels p.e.i. mussels, scallions, serrano chile broth, toasted hi-rise baguette

oysters oysters du jour, champagne-leek mignonette, salmon pearls

beets pickled golden beets, endive, aged goat cheese, red beet vinaigrette

ENTREES

grouper pacific grouper, fennel-onion confit, saffron potatoes, artichoke-olive vinaigrette

trout colorado trout, wild arugula, almonds, roasted figs, port wine gastric

vegetable delicata squash, black barley, wild mushrooms, fruition farms ricotta

pork salmon creek pork tenderloin, black-eyed peas, bacon, collard greens

chicken herb-salted redbird breast, dried apricot stuffing, lemon-thyme carrots

beef braised angus natural beef, smashed turnips, mustard greens, crispy shallots

DESSERTS

chocolate chocolate trio - pot de crème, mexican ice cream, bittersweet cake

apple cinnamon apple-brioche bread pudding, brown sugar ice cream

pumpkin petite pumpkin pie, spiced crème fraiche

cheese daily selection of three cheeses

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun