Part one of my interview with Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, ran yesterday; this is part two of our conversation.
Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: Pho Fusion on Hampden. I used to get their pad Thai three or four times a week when I was in school, mostly because it was so different than any other pad Thai I'd eaten up until that point. It's served with celery, green onions, bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts, and the sauce is neither too sweet nor too sour -- just a great balance. I've come close to re-creating it, but I just can't quite get it right.
See also: - Photos: Pub 17, pouring all Colorado beers, opens at the Grand Hyatt Denver - Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, on the Red Baron and fad diets - Part two: Denver and Boulder's most quotable chefs