5 Colorado Menu Items That Will Make You Go Broke
Sometimes it’s good to go out to a fancy restaurant for a special occasion. Maybe you just graduated, got a promotion at work, or just had a milestone birthday.
In these cases, we may look through the menu with less emphasis on price. It might be the kind of night to indulge yourself with an expensive steak and bottle of wine.
However, Colorado restaurants offer some menu items that will make even some exorbitantly wealthy patrons think twice before ordering. Sure, these dishes may be best in their class, but you’re going to want to save up before thinking about ordering them.
Below, we’re going to take a look at five of the most expensive menu items you can order right here in Colorado.
The Edge A5 Wagyu Hot Stone at EDGE Restaurant & Bar in Denver, Colorado: $195
Recently, Wagyu beef has become a bit of a buzzword rather than a legitimate menu item in the food world. In fact, Arby’s is selling a Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger on its menu, even if the Wagyu claim is a tad bit dubious at best.
This is because the real stuff, A5 Wagyu steak, is quite possibly the most sought after cut of meat in the entire world.
Wagyu steak is characterized by its incredible marbling, or the high amount of fat distributed along thin lines across the meat. This makes Wagyu some of the most savory cuts of meat in the entire world.
If you’re looking for A5 Wagyu in Colorado, the EDGE Restaurant & Bar in Denver has you covered, but it’s going to cost you. To get your hands on it, you will have to put down $195 for a 6-ounce cut of meat.
Optionally, you can pay $101 for a 3-ounce cut. The pricing for such small cuts of meat really shows the immense value of Wagyu beef.
With whatever option you choose, you’ll be forking out a lot of money to try one of the best cuts of steak in the world.
Prime Tomahawk Steak at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Denver, Colorado: $132
Prime tomahawk steak is a classic when it comes to the top-of-the-shelf options for meat, given it is usually served with great marbling and big portions.
Tomahawks typically come from the ribeye section of the cow, which is well known to have some of the most tender cuts of meat on the whole animal. They got their name for their resemblance to the Native American tomahawk ax. Prime tomahawks are the cuts that have the best marbling, or fat distribution.
If you want to get a Prime Tomahawk Steak at a premium price, head down to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Denver, Colorado. You’ll be able to dig into a 32-ounce steak that will run you $132.
However, this may be a good one to share, given that it is a ludicrous amount of meat.
Oscietra Caviar at The Monarch Steakhouse in Aspen, Colorado: $295
Caviar is one of those foods that almost everyone knows about, but few have tried since it is such an expensive delicacy.
For those who don’t know what caviar is, it’s essentially eating unfertilized fish eggs, or more commonly known as roe. The two major types are fish roe, which can be the eggs from salmon, trout, masago, and more, or the more expensive kind, which are from sturgeon.
While people use caviar as a catch-all term for eating fish eggs, it is more classically understood as eating sturgeon roe. In fact, Oscietra caviar comes especially from the Ossetra sturgeon, a critically endangered species of the large fish, and is noted for its buttery, savory, and firm texture.
Fortunately for avid caviar fans, the Monarch in Aspen offers this delicacy on their menu. However, it’s going to run you $295. If you’ve got money to spare, you can also wash it down with a 2 ounce shot of Macallan 25 scotch whiskey for $400.
To be fair, if you are a big fan of caviar in the first place, this might put as much of a dent in your wallet as it might for others.
Alaska Red King Crab Legs at 801 Chophouse in Denver, Colorado: $125
Crab legs have been a favorite amongst seafood enthusiasts forever, and for good reason. It seems like no matter what kind of crab you get, it’s delicious. Whenever you crack open the legs to get to the meat, it feels like you’re hunting for treasure.
However, one species of crab is both renowned for its flavor and notorious for its rarity; Alaskan Red King Crab. Noted for having a flavor similar to lobster, Alaskan Red King Crab is tough to get your hands on since its harvesting season is so short.
Not only is the harvesting season short, but numbers of wild Alaskan King Crab has been down recently. In fact, the last harvesting two seasons had to be canceled due to low population numbers along with low numbers of mature-sized female crabs, which are not harvested so they can continue breeding.
Fortunately for King Crab enjoyers, 2023 marked the first time in two years the crustacean was harvested, and you can reap the benefits at 801 Chophouse in Denver. However, a serving will put you down $125, given its low supply.
A Bottle of Romanee-Saint-Vivant Wine at Mizuna in Denver, Colorado: $6,450
We finish off our trip of luxury by looking at one of the finest pinot noirs the world has to offer.
This bottle of wine comes courtesy of Romanee-Saint-Vivant in the Burgundy wine region of France. More specifically, it lies in the Côte de Nuits region of Burgundy, which in itself is the northern portion of the Côte d'Or region.
The red wine wine produced by Romanee-Saint-Vivant has been characterized for its powerful body along with a delicate taste. It has also been designated as Grand Cru, which is the highest rank of quality that is given to wine from the Burgundy.
If you want to try a bottle of wine from Romanee-Saint-Vivant right here in Colorado, you can head down to Mizuna in Denver, Colorado.
The restaurant is an acclaimed fine dining take on French cooking. However, if you’re looking to wash down a bottle of Romanee-Saint-Vivant with your meal, it will put you down a staggering $6,450. A bottle like this is reserved only for the most hardcore and wealthy of wine lovers.
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