Overshadowed Food   2 comments

When I entered Corridor 44 in Denver for dinner I thought it was clear from the narrow
shape why corridor is part of the name. But I couldn’t figure out 44. Perhaps it’s the num-
ber of different types of champagne bottles lining one wall, or maybe it’s the many differ-
ent cocktails, featuring the bubbly, included in the drinks menu. Possibly, simply it’s the
owner’s favorite number. As it turns out, it’s the length (in feet) of the narrow hallway con-
necting the front of the restaurant to the private dining room in back. This mini-mystery
was but a slight distraction to an otherwise lovely meal.

Nonetheless, it seems people go to Corridor 44 for the creative alcoholic beverages as much
as for the food – at least this is the case earlier in the evening. As night progresses, the drink-
ing crowd completely takes over. This might explain the discrepancy in size between the ex-
tensive drinks menu and the diminutive list of dinner options. Beverage offerings range from
the sublime “Raspberry Truffle” (made with raspberry vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur and
champagne) to the dignified “Tranquility” (made with blue curacao, amaretto and champagne).
The menu is more straightforward: Steamed Halibut, Roasted Chicken, Seared Scallops. All
were well-prepared, but the surprise dish of the evening was the succulent, flavorful chicken
with garlic mashed potatoes. I rarely order chicken; it’s too easy to prepare well at home. Some-
how I made the wrong call, so I had to settle for a few bites – some offered, some stolen.

Corridor 44
Three-and-a-half Plates
1433 Larimer Square, Denver, CO

2 responses to “Overshadowed Food

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  1. Yes the chicken was killer! Can you somehow steal the recipe?????

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