How many restaurants out there provide truly decadent vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and omnivore dining options?
The answer is not many.
Most restaurants have meat-centered meals with a couple uninspired vegetarian options. Or, you can visit a vegetarian-only spot with no meat in sight.
At Root Down you can have it all.
A dining experience that welcomes all dietary needs, Root Down also has swoon-worthy sustainability practices including a 4,000 square foot garden where they grow 20% of their seasonal vegetables. Over 50% of all their ingredients are sourced within Colorado and all animal proteins are certified humane, pasture-raised.
Step inside Root Down’s colorful space (built with mostly reclaimed, reused, and recycled materials) and get ready for the mindful meal of your dreams.
Ready to try something you’ve never had before? Try the Red Rice Risotto on for size with black pepper bacon, carnaroli and red rice, black quinoa, currants, green chickpeas, and lemon avocado oil.
Another solid option? The Carrot Gnocchi with smoked almond cracker, mushrooms, pecorino toscano, kale-jalapeño pesto, and tomato salsa.
More of a steak and potatoes person? Root Down has you covered with their Callicrate Flat Iron Steak served with smashed red potatoes, fried brussels, scallion yogurt and pink peppercorn au poivre.
With such bold flavors in your meal, you need a cocktail that can stack up. We recommend the smokey and smooth Oaxacan Holiday with mezcal, ancho reyes verde, grapefruit, thyme, and bitters.
Of course, no decadent meal is complete without dessert. Root Down doesn’t disappoint here either. If you’re feeling full, they have simple $2 dark chocolate truffles and bergamot caramels. For those who plan ahead and save enough room, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best desserts in Denver, the Banana Creme Brûlée Pie with peanut butter chocolate crust, whipped sour cream, and beer nuts.
Since it’s basically impossible to have a bad time here, Root Down is the ideal spot for your private party. They have a private dining room ready to accommodate up to 18 for a seated dinner. A full buyout (up to 150 people) is available if you’re planning a bigger bash.
Ready to get planning? Start here.
[Photo Credit: Root Down]