Takin’ Care of Business, NoNo’s Cafe RevisitedJuly 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Denver Area Restaurants | 2 Comments
Tags: Blue Cheese Dressing, Highlands Ranch Restaurants, Louisiana, NoNo's, Southern cooking
Thank you Randy Tickle, Colorado State Bank and Trust, for sending me business, thanks to NoNo’s for being in business so I can take care of business and thank Randy for his business.
A client appreciation lunch ended up at NoNo’s Cafe in Highlands Ranch. Randy read my blog post about NoNo’s and being the good ol Southern boy that he is, choose NoNo’s for lunch. Not that he’s new to NoNo’s, he’s been going there for years.
As always, good service greeted us at the door as we were quickly seated near a window. It’s a bit of a shame that NoNo’s is losing their mountain views due to hotel construction directly to the west. But if you look carefully you can still glimpse the mountains to the southwest.
I felt adventurous, so ordered something different. As soon as I did, I was 2nd guessing my decision and wondering if I should have stuck with my favorite NoNo’s house salad drizzled with NoNo’s delicious homemade Blue Cheese Dressing along with a cup of Shrimp Bisque???? Too late. I ordered Chicken NoNo.
The dish was bite-sized chunks of chicken swimming in a sweet and spicey tomato sauce served over a bed of angel hair pasta with a side bowl of Maque Choix. I’d have to say the flavors of the tomato sauce were delicate with just the right kick of spice to make it interesting.
Randy ordered the Crawfish Pie. Not much left on his plate, so I’m assuming he enjoyed the selection. I didn’t take a photo of this since I already have a photo on a previous post. It’s a house favorite and popular selection.
As always, NoNo’s brings an offering of bread with that dipping sauce. What is that stuff????? I know it’s a spicy oil, but don’t know what the sauce part is. It is soooooooo good.
I didn’t put this sauce on any of my food, but spotting the bottle on the table decided to take a picture just to add to the Loisiana ambiance of this blog post. When I looked at the bottle, the words “Don’t try this at home” came to mind, I also had visions of Sookie and Vampire Bill sauntering up to the table to ask if I wanted a vile to go. 🙂
NoNo’s was pretty much packed for a mid week lunch. I’m glad to see them doing so well. It is a good place to take a client for a casual lunch, as the noise level is perfect for conversation. As always, don’t leave for home without purchasing a jar of the homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Delicious.