Twelve makes you want to come back again and again and again. Called Twelve because Chef Jeff Osaka changes his menu 12 times a year, Twelve is located just blocks from Coors Field. From the pancetta wrapped scallops with squash gratin, sweetbreads with bacon, and a flirty barman that will blind taste you on wine, having dinner at Twelve can be anything you want it to be. Couples on dates were murmuring over their dishes, a large group was celebrating a birthday and several of us were dining at the bar. From the bar you can peek into the kitchen and watch Jeff and his two sous chefs work quietly and gracefully as they push plates over the pass to the servers.
Normally I write about checking out a restaurant on the weekend, but Twelve is great for mid-week dining. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Twelve offers a three course tasting menu for $35.00 per person. This is the best deal in town.
Twelve Restaurant is located at 2233 Larimer Street. Please call 303-293-0287 for reservations.