Where to Eat this Weekend: Aria

July 22nd, 2011 Posted by Chefs, Culinary Connectors, restaurants No Comment yet

Chef Michael Long of Opus has come and conquered Cherry Creek.  In an area filled with chain restaurants and run-of-the-mill menus, Aria is bringing Cherry Creek North from boring to electrifying.  Unlike Opus, Aria has a more approachable menu with interesting takes on old standards, such as fish & chips with rice paper crust and wasabi tartar.  A great summer dish is the sautéed shrimp with peaches, or the pork tenderloin medallions with Gorgonzola and lemon risotto. Aria also has an attractive and fun cocktail list and a lively happy hour from 4- 6pm daily. With the neighborhood mourning the loss of Argyll, Chef Long is the silver lining.  Aria has breathed life into an area that needed its pulse back.

250 Josephine Street

Denver, CO 80206


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