Colorado’s Only 5-Star, 5-Diamond Restaurant – The Penrose Room
Since 1961, The Penrose Room at the simply stunning Broadmoor Resort and & Spa has been Colorado’s pinnacle of the culinary scene – affording guests the ultimate fine dining experience at Colorado’s only AAA 5-Diamond, Forbes 5-Star restaurant. From the beautiful views, to the mouthwatering food and wine, to the spot-on service and professionalism of the top-notch Broadmoor staff, more could not be said for this foodies’ dream in the Rocky Mountain region.
Whether enjoying the soft live jazz band complete with vocalist and dance floor or booking one of the private dining spaces for a celebration such as a wedding or family gathering, the Penrose Room will be a destination that you’ll have guests and spouses talking about for ages. The unparalleled service extends from the hostess to waiter, sommelier to chef, leaving even seasoned veterans of the culinary scene impressed.
“The Penrose Room has long been our most traditional restaurant, whose name is synonymous with fine food and wine, and exceptional service,” says C.W. Reed, Director of Food and Beverage for The Broadmoor. “The cuisine is to remain true to the Penrose Room’s classic culinary values while giving them contemporary interpretations. Passion for excellence will no doubt take the Penrose Room to even higher levels.”
Sparkling crystal and gleaming flatware find a home in the opulent space, full of rich textures and colors, fabrics and finishes. An adjoining lounge and bar overlooking the property employs dark woods, rich leathers and a handsome art collection that brings comfort whether you’re waiting before your meal or having an aperitif in the lounge. From gold filigree-lined plates to artistically inspired cuisine and wine pairings, The Penrose room is a luxurious love affair with food and spirits.
A prix-fixe menu is offered in three or four courses, in addition to a chef’s tasting menu. For those searching for an undoubtedly memorable experience, a seven-course tasting menu complete with personalized selections from a tableside sommelier is the apex of any anniversary or special meal for two. A printed menu featuring the names of your Maitre D’Penrose, Sommelier, Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef for the evening can be requested, alongside all the of the courses and wine pairings enjoyed throughout the evening.
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A sampling of beautifully mastered menu items include a Hamchi Tuna Ceviche with Hibiscus Gelee and Compressed Cucumber paired with a 2009 Quatro Mani, Franciacorta Sparkling from Lombardy, Italy; Halibut slowly cooked in Black Olive oil with Thumbelina Carrots and Fingerling Potatoes paired with a 2009 Perrot-Minot, Pinor Noir, Fixin from Burgundy, France. For dessert save room for an Almond Pound Cake with Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote and Strawberry Sorbet, complete with an Inniskillin, Vidal Ice Wine from Niagara Falls, Canada. Once done with dinner, guests can all but muster the strength to return to their rooms for a blissful night’s slumber on the Broadmoor custom beds found in the rooms below.
For a truly unforgettable dining experience, The Penrose Room lives up to and exceeds its acclaim as Colorado’s most distinguished restaurant. To make your reservations, visit Broadmoor.com.
Photo Courtesy of Chad Chisholm