Happy Mother’s Day – part 2

After our Mother’s Day explorations were completed, Happy Mother’s Day – part 1  we finished the day with a quick trip and glass of wine at our favorite local winery InVINtions, A Creative Winery, invintionswinery.com and a delicious seafood dinner at The Fresh Fish Co, not far away.  I have mentioned many times how much we love good seafood, and although we are landlocked and live about 1200+ miles from the nearest ocean, there are still quite a few good seafood places in the Denver area.  One of the best is The Fresh Fish Co., located in South Denver.

The Fresh Fish Co. is a family owned restaurant that has been one of Denver’s best seafood restaurants for over 35 years.  They have “placed 1st or 2nd on Denver’s “A List” for Seafood every year since 2007”.  The Executive Chef, Tim Bell and his wife Karen, are also the owners.   When Chef Tim is not busy in the kitchen, perfecting all the dishes, you will find him on the floor, meeting and greeting his guests and making sure everything is to their satisfaction and liking.  He says, “after all, to him, it’s more about the food and less about him” and this attitude is proudly displayed with every meal that comes out of his kitchen.  All the guests at The Fresh Fish Co are also very well cared for by all the restaurant staff.

Fresh is the most important ingredient for all the food prepared at The Fresh Fish Co.  They offer over 20 different kinds of fresh seafood on a daily basis, which is pretty impressive, but is even more impressive since Denver is nowhere near the ocean or the sea.  Mesquite grills are used to cook most of these varieties of seafood.  The mesquite “lets the real flavor of fresh fish come through”.   If you are a lover of the best and freshest seafood, then the Fresh Fish Co. is the place for you.

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The Black Pearl Oyster Bar is like “a restaurant within a restaurant. Our Black Pearl Oyster Bar is perfect for happy hour, a late night nosh or you can even dine in the bar! It’s a little livelier, a little louder and a little more fun. Plus, you get half price appetizers (20 different varieties!), drink specials and $1 oysters during our daily happy hour”.

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There are at least 6 very large salt water aquariums located throughout the restaurant.  This one is inside The Black Pearl Oyster Bar

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Here are 4 more large aquariums linked together in the main dining area of the restaurant.  Fish are everywhere.

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And now …… dinner is served.  We started the meal with some of the best sourdough bread I have had in a very long time.

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We each had a salad as one of our side dishes.  Larry enjoyed a house salad and I had a Caesar salad.  Both were very good.

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Once we finished our salads, it was time to go fishing.  Larry had the barrimundi with a soy-ginger sauce.  Halibut is my absolute favorite type of seafood, so I had no choice but to feast on the halibut with the chive beurre blanc, which was FABULOUS!  Both dishes were cooked to perfection, and were served in large, very generous portions.  Even though the portions were large, we ate and savored every bit.  There was non left to take home.

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The Fresh Fish Co. is located in the Tiffany Plaza, 7800 E. Hampden Ave. #54
Denver, CO 80237, Phone (303) 740-9556.  You can also reach them via their website, info@thefreshfishco.com  

I guarantee, this will be the best seafood you will find in Denver, and some of the best seafood period.

 

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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