Crispy farm egg, chicken confit and wild-mushroom toast: Like the Americano that helps me face the morning, I could eat Oak at Fourteenth's kale salad and tomato-braised meatballs day in and day out and never grow bored. But it's another dish, one too rich for everyday occasions, that won my heart and a spot on this list: crispy farm egg, chicken confit and wild-mushroom toast. All components -- panko-coated egg with a perfectly cooked yolk that pops and coats everything with liquid gold; chicken confit; and mushroom-laden buttered toast -- are delicious on their own, but together they're exquisite.
Maybe we should start a letter-writing campaign to bring it from Boulder to Acorn, Oak's sister restaurant that opened this fall in the Source.
Hungry for more? Read my complete list of the twelve best dishes of 2013 here.
That said, I think there's great food to be had here. Some of the best beer in the world, as well. But if you're looking for "local regional fare," forget it here.Bah humbug! What do you think of our local regional fare? And what is Colorado-style to you?