Once upon a time on a Sunny Day in May,… say what, THIS YEAR? Red Cow, with an extensive team of Colliers associates and our forever capable assistants, 13 strong, on a patio, in the sun (Thursday May 23rd). Red Cow, located just outside the bubble of 50th and France inside of a former Blockbuster Video Store charmed our masses with exceptional service from our server, Forough, a bevy of apps which they term Shareables and Fine Burgers, Greens and Scratch Soups!
I love to order variety, to taste everything and to watch both my guests and our servers smile with joy as the table is loaded with temptations. At Red Cow it was pure pleasure which started with the Caramel-Bacon Puffcorn to whet our appetite and quickly moved to a bounty: Ahi Crisps, seared tuna, avocado, ponzu & pepper aioli on crisps | Beer Mussels, PEIs, lardoons with Fulton Sweet Child of Vine, blue cheese broth | Poutines in two varieties, we selected both, braised beef & Summit beer cheese and the apples, bacon & blue cheese | Scotch Eggs with Summit beer mustard dipping sauce | Pork Belly Sliders, cilantro-lime aioli, orange ponzu, corn salsa & red cabbage | Wisconsin Cheese Curds, beer battered, served with an excellent triple berry ketchup | Pastrami Sliders, Swiss cheese, kraut & Red Cow sauce on a pretzel bun.
After the preliminary feast all 13 took it as a personal challenge to continue with an entrée order. This included a meek order of Red Cow’s made from Scratch Soup which on this day was a broth based Carrot Curry, several salad orders of the classic Wedge and mine the Spinach, with dried figs, blue cheese crumbles, toasted pecans and mustard vinaigrette. Six chose burgers from an extensive menu listing, a few notables are the Bison, Elk Wellington, Lamb, Duck Wild Rice, Pizza, and Patty Melt in addition to about a dozen more.
It was each of this team’s first tour of Red Cow and all were delighted, thanks again to Forough for your enthusiasm, presentation and pace and to Paul (he runs the show at Red Cow)!!
Bill’s Beverage of the Month
Notes from the brewery:
While the size of the boot might be a bit small, the intensity of the hop flavor and aroma in Size 7 more than makes up for it. We take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance we get to this Northwest style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced we’ll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack).
• Color: Gold
• Alcohol content by volume: 7.0%
• International Bitterness Units: 77