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Colterra

210 Franklin St. (Second Ave.) Send to Phone
303-652-0777 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Niwot's destination for fresh ingredients, lively food combinations, and notable wines.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Colterra Restaurant Review

: The tiny town of Niwot, just east of Boulder, has never been a go-to culinary destination, but thanks to this chef-driven New American restaurant---its name means to cultivate the earth---the rural hamlet finally has a spring in its step. The talented kitchen team, most of whom have sharpened their knives in several Boulder restaurants, turn out earth-driven and mostly local ingredients in a fetching space. The rustic dining room, which is housed in an old barn, harbors rough hewn woodwork and beams complemented by starched white tablecloths, a snazzy bar area, and contemporary artwork. Michael Drazsnzak's dishes revolve around fresh ingredients---Colorado peaches and asparagus, fava beans, sugar snap peas, artisan cheeses, straight-off-the-farm foodstuffs, and sustainably-harvested fish. We recommend the vegetable gnocchi bolstered by roasted hazel dell mushrooms and organic pea tendrils whiffed with truffles, and the pork tenderloin tangling with thyme roasted carrots and sugar snap peas. The kitchen's offerings are bolstered by a map-spanning, well-chosen wine list, boasting numerous bottlings in the $20-$30 range.

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