While the 16 blocks of Cherry Creek North are much quieter for now, the local business community is still (virtually) here for all your shopping, dining and wellness needs. We're keeping you updated all week long with how-to guides and promotions from your favorite places with Keep Cherry Creek Unique.
Note: All restaurants featured in this series have confirmed they are adhering to CDC food safety guidelines as required by the City of Denver. If you have any questions, please contact individual restaurants to learn more.
How to Build A Charcuterie Board
Featuring Ariel Fox from Del Frisco's Grille
Spring holidays like Easter and Passover may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't find new ways to celebrate family traditions from afar.
As long as your extended family has figured out how to Facetime or mastered the art of the Zoom call, you can still prepare something special for those already in your home to enjoy and share a virtual meal with loved ones who can't attend in person.
But what should you make for a smaller crowd to eat that still feels festive? An easy dish and go-to holiday showstopper for Del Frisco's Grill VP of Culinary Ariel Fox is the trusty charcuterie board.
Since you can use almost anything you have in your pantry (and even make it Passover-friendly with matzoh crackers), it's a foolproof way to win the holiday. Watch her simple tips to make your DIY board shine:
Fox, who won the 2019 season of Hell's Kitchen, says you can make things even easier by ordering your Easter feast from Del Frisco's Grille and opt for them to do all the charcuterie design work for you.
“We wanted families to have one day where they could sit down at their table together and feel like it was a normal Easter," she explains. "Planning, preparing, and enjoying a typical Easter dinner would be so stressful right now for so many people with social distancing and shopping being so hard in so many cities. ... We have everything you need to enjoy just being with your family.”
The restaurant's Easter Dinner package includes choice of appetizer (smoked salmon platter or cheese and charcuterie board); classic Caesar or Del Frisco’s Grille Salad; main course of glazed ham, roasted turkey, New England haddock or leg of lamb; side choices of mac ‘n’ cheese, jumbo asparagus, hand mashed potatoes and roasted baby carrots; and dessert options include lemon cake or the Nutella Bread Pudding. Add 2 bottles of wine (one red and one white) for $50, $75 or $100 with the 50% off wine deal. Call (303) 625-6743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Additionally, Del Frisco’s Grille is offering families and the community options from their streamlined menu of favorites for curbside pick-up or delivery on Waitr. In addition, the restaurant is offering the following:In addition, the restaurant is offering:
Family Style Dinner Packs: Choices include steak, chicken or salmon. Each dinner comes with your choice of two sides and one salad, both prepared and served family-style. A Nutella Bread Pudding Tray for 4-6 is an option for add-on, and they’re also offering 50% of all wines and happy hour pricing on cocktails to go. All orders receive 10% off; check out the Family menu here and you can call them at (303) 625-6743.
Meal Kits: You can bring Del Frisco’s Grille home with a Ready to Cook Meal Kit, everything you might need to “eat out at home.” Enjoy two filet mignons, jumbo asparagus, baby kale, seasoning, and all other ingredients for just $85; add a 50% off bottles of wine (up to $400) to complete the meal.
Grocery Boxes: Del Frisco’s Grille is also offering groceries including meats, seafood, produce, herbs and dairy products.
More Easter To-Go Options:
Enstrom Candies: Chocolate covered fudge & cream filled eggs are available in a variety of flavors including: pecan fudge, peanut butter fudge, vanilla fudge, tutti-frutti, coconut almond toffee chew, coconut cream and swiss cream. Each egg is hand decorated and can be personalized with a special name that will make Easter even sweeter. Or opt for hand-decorated chocolate mlded surprise eggs with brightly colored foil-wrapped chocolates and a rainbow of jelly beans hidden inside. With a personalized name on top, you have an Easter gift they are sure to love. Orders are available for in-store pick-up only. To order, call 1.800.ENSTROM (1.800.367.8766) Hours: 8am - 5pm Mountain Time, Monday-Thursday, 8am - 2pm Mountain Time, Friday.
gRind kitchen + watering hole: Spice up your Easter menu with Nashville style fried chicken available in 2, 4 or 8 pieces. Call (720) 749-4158 to order. Limited menu available for to-go, curbside and neighborhood area delivery.
Le Bilboquet: Thisthree-course Easter menu is $55 per person or you can select items à la carte. Menu includes signature dishes like Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Seared Atlantic Salmon, 10 oz. Prime Rib and the popular Cajun Chicken (pictured). View menu here. Call (303) 835-9999 to pre-order.
Pasta Pasta Pasta: Easter specials (serves 4-6) include ravioli (ricotta and spinach or beef) with marinara sauce and parmigiano, or veal scaloppine (marsala or all parmigiana) and dessert (brownies or lemon squares) for $160.Free delivery/pick-up available Sunday morning.Preorders accepted until Saturday, April 11 at 3pm. Call (303) 377-2782 or visit pastapastadenver.com to order.
Piatti: Easter dinner orders must be placed by Friday, April 10 at 8pm. Menu includes meatballs, penne bolognese, spinach-ricotta ravioli with lemon cream and caesar salad. Call (303) 321-1919 to place your order for curbside pickup, or order from the All Day Pickup Menu for your Easter celebration (no pre-order necessary). View menus.
True Food Kitchen: Easter brunch basket(serves 4-5) includes acollection of items to help you create a delicious Easter Brunch at home including: 1 Dozen Eggs, Seasonal Garden Vegetables, Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, 1 Bottle of Cava, 4 Large Oranges, 2 Signature Brunch Reciped and more. Click here to order.
Easter Brunch Cocktail: The Blackberry Bunny
Featuring Bart DeLorenzo with Cherish Spirits Lounge
If you're in the mood for an elevated cocktail to pair with your Easter brunch or dinner, check out this recipe from Cherish Spirits Lounge for a blackberry-infused gin sipper.
While it may take more time and effort than your typical homemade gin drink, the flavors showcase all the love and energy that go into Cherish's house-infused liquors that serve as the foundation for their cocktail program.
The Blackberry Bunny
by Cherish Spirits Lounge
While Cherish remains closed during this time, you can follow along on their Instagram or visit their website for the latest information. We know where we’ll be getting a cocktail when the patios reopen!