Dinner at Uniscali, Castle Rock, CO

May 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Denver Area Restaurants | Leave a comment
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PICT0032Our friend Dan, suggested that we try out Uniscali Restaurant in Castle Rock. So Friday night, we did exactly that!  Apparently owned by the same folks as Union, also in Castle Rock, and Ya Ya’s in Greenwood Village, it sounded like we were in for a treat. And a treat it was.

An unexpectedly urban place in Castle Rock, the food is quite good.  The small plates are outstanding.  Ambiance was loud and active, but not detracting.  The place was packed.  The wines were inexpensive and uniformly drinkable and good.  Good value for our money.  Everything considered I’d give it good marks and would go back.

The Uniscali Mixed Green Salad with roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella and farro, tossed with pine nut vinaigrette was outstanding!  Kathy managed to get this recipe and can’t wait to try this emulsified dressing.

I chose a special, Gnocchi topped with Sea Scallops and Smoked Paprika Cream – I was very pleased.

Kathy ordered Angel Hair with Grilled Shrimp and spinach with olive oil, garlic, red chili broth, Cherry tomatoes and toasted bread crumbs.  She said the shrimp was outstanding, however, the pasta was a tad bland, but all she wanted was the shrimp anyway.  😉

Bob ordered the house speciality Chioppino.  Spicy broth, shrimp, crab, clams, mussles and fish.  Saffron potatoes and crostini.  He raved over this and I’d have to say, the taste of broth I had was outstanding.

Teri ordered Grilled Beef Tenderloin served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, gorganzola chive butter and Chianti syrup.  Now, doesn’t that sound WONderful.  I didn’t hear a complait out of her all night.

Dan ordered several small plates.  I had a taste of the flatbread and loved it.

The highlight of this meal was the bread they served before dinner.  It’s extremely special.  Worth the trip to the restaurant.

We shared a Tiramisu Bread Pudding for dessert.

Take a look at their website:  www.unionamericanbistro.com


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