Best Restaurants: Tag | Continental Social Food Review – Denver, Colorado, USA
Locally Sourced, Colorado Proud:
Chef/Owner Troy Guard is unbounded by modern gastronomical concepts. His restaurant in downtown Denver, affectionately called Tag | Continental Social Food, is breaking down barriers with their innovative menu, melding international flavors with unique locally-sourced ingredients that quite literally “pop” with flavor, making it one of the best restaurants in the midwest.
Tag opened in 2009 on busy Larimer Street at the famous Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado. Since their inception Tag | Continental Social Food has been introducing travelers and locals to fine international cuisine that is unconstrained by national boundaries.
With a menu inspired by Chef Troy Guard’s experiences growing up in Hawaii and traveling in Asia and Latin America, you will not find a more unique or flavorful menu in the entire midwest. The cuisine will bombard you with incomparably delicious combinations of unique complimentary flavors you just won’t find anywhere else. The bar offers an incredible wine and champagne selection, along with some of the most delicious handcrafted cocktails in the world. Incendiary spices and sweet fruity melodies are lovingly spliced into indelible concoctions which appear all over the menu.
What to order: Tag | Continental Social Food Review
Tag | Continental Social Food sources their food locally and offers a seasonal menu, so the following information can change depending upon what time of year you visit the establishment and the availability of certain ingredients.
The OG Taco Sushi
The OG Taco Sushi is the perfect place to start with your experience. A great representation of the signature style Chef Troy Guard brings to his dishes, charred hawaiian ahi, sushi rice, guacamole, & li-hing mango salsa provide a unique combination that instantly shocks your tastebuds. Even patrons who are not seafood fans find themselves enjoying this delectable treat regularly, a monumental feat for any fine dining establishment. So popular that is has been made available for lunch, mid-day, and dinner customers, this fresh treat expertly uses its flavor to prepare your palate for the rest of your delicious meal.
Local NY Strip
Another dinner favorite is the Local NY Strip. This savory dish boasts an incredible combination of heirloom carrots, confit yukon gold potatoes, wild mushrooms, & a red wine demi that complements the meat with utter finality. Seared with expert care, this dish will leave even the most puritan of steak lovers smiling. The attractive presentation and the love put into selecting the finest local meats make this an unforgettable meal that you will find yourself remembering even days or months later.
Banana Cream Pie
And last but not least, you absolutely must order the Banana Cream Pie. Made with Madagascar Vanilla Whipped Cream, Fresh Banana, Shaved Chocolate, & Burnt Orange Syrup, this is a house favorite for good reason. The presentation is divine and the flavor is endless, this dessert is hearty and thick, bringing to mind the fresh Hawaiian island upbringing of Chef Troy Guard. This is one dish you will finish every time.
Also make sure to check out the wine list below to get a peek at their astounding selection of wines. The full service bar does a marvelous job of updating the wine selection, crafting unequaled one-of-a-kind cocktails and virgin mixes, and providing an inviting, contemporary environment for their patrons.
Menu: Tag | Continental Social Food Best Restaurants Review
Click on any of the following links to view Tag | Continental Social Food’s 2015-2016 Menus.
- Tag | Continental Social Food Lunch Menu
- Tag | Continental Social Food Mid-Day Eats Menu
- Tag | Continental Social Food Dinner Menu
- Tag | Continental Social Food Wine List – wine-list-winter-2016
Atmosphere: Tag | Continental Social Food Review
Tag | Continental Social Food was built very recently. Sporting an incredibly stylish location, they are offering contemporary dining with all the necessary modern conveniences. Patio seating with a retractable awning creates the perfect environment any time of year; this spot is perfect for a classic dinner reservation or for enjoying a tasty lunch outside on a beautiful day. The 20 foot tall wine-wall is impressive and helps to showcase the amazing wine and champagne selection which they have built. They also have a huge private underground bar and lounge section, Tag Underground, equipped with huge drop-down televisions and for private parties and events which Chef Guard will cater with a customized seasonal menu.
The chic design of the entire space is inviting and upscale. You will find yourself enjoying the luxuries of modern life and its contemporary design, creating an exciting but classy atmosphere that is nearly intoxicating all on its own. Tag also participates in a plethora of local and regional contests and gatherings, such as inviting guest chefs and professional winemakers to create proprietary products for the company and its customers during various events. This spot is happening, and if you’re looking for something interesting and entertaining, you don’t want to miss out on Tag! It’s one of the best restaurants around for more than one reason.
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