Rooftop Dining in Boulder

Nibble at Corrida, a Basque-inspired steakhouse

After long hearing a buzz about Corrida, a Basque-inspired steakhouse in Boulder, I finally ventured to the rooftop at 10th and Walnut (yes, that means unobstructed views of the awesome Flatirons) for a sampling from executive chef Amos Watts (of Old Major, Jax Fish House and Acorn) and beverage connoisseur Bryan Dayton (of Oak at Fourteenth, Brider and Acorn). Instead of Corrida’s storied selection of aged meats, we focused on tapas and pintxos. Our favorites were the pan con tomate, tostada de gambas (shrimp toast), albondigas (meatballs), white anchovies, and the delicately charred Spanish octopus with paprika aioli and salsa verde.

I also took full advantage of the gin-and-tonic cart, from which a friendly mixologist prepared my Sweet Citrus G&T tableside. Brunch is now offered, so everyone can enjoy views of the Flatirons in daylight. 1023 Walnut Street, Boulder.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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