Pesce Fresco With FriendsSeptember 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Posted in Denver Area Restaurants | 2 Comments
Friday for lunch, I met friends Lee and Mary at Pesce Fresco Restaurant. Pesce Fresco is a great little place tucked away behind Safeway just north of the intersection of Arapahoe Road and Quebec Streets in Centennial. I love this restaurant, the food and the atmosphere.
We decided to share an appetizer and chose Gorgonzola Cheesecake. The House Speciality. Oh my goodness. This is a fabulous and interesting creation. A savory warm cheesecake topped with caramelized balsamic onions and served with crispy golden mushrooms. I recommend this.
And one order was just enough for a big spoonfull for all three of us.
Since I was preparing pasta for dinner Friday, I decided to go the healthier route so ordered my stand by; Sauteed Scallops and Bacon Salad. Sauteed sea scallops tossed with mixed greens, green apples, red onions, applewood smoked bacon and a sweet apple cider vinaigrette. This is delicious and fresh.
Both Lee and Mary ordered the Shaved Italian Beef Sandwich. This is shaved grilled marinated tri-tip with sauteed peppers, fresh herbs, balsamic onions, smoked provolone served on a Hoagie roll. It looked wonderful and they both said it was great. It’s a large sandwich and each of them ended up taking half of it home.
I am still looking forward to ordering the house specialty Seafood Relleno. Handmade relleno stuffed with shrimp, lobster, crab, Manchego and Asadero cheese, over a savory posole with calavasitos, topped with a fried egg and sharp cheddar. One..of..these…..days. One of these “I’m feeling skinny-ish days” 🙂