Visit Colorado: An Amazing Dinner at Aurum Food & Wine

Visit Colorado: An Amazing Dinner at Aurum Food & Wine
27 Sep 2019

Disclosure: My meal was covered by Aurum Food & Wine. All opinions are my own.

Dining out while traveling can be such a great experience. Especially if you end up dining at a riverside restaurant in Colorado, where kayakers are traversing the flowing rapids. It truly adds to the dining experience. If the food is awesome, that is a bonus. That was our experience at Aurum Food & Wine in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Aurum owner

Aurum Food & Wine

Owner Phillips Armstrong describes the menu at Aurum as Seasonal New American Cuisine driven by the Rocky Mountain region. Chef Patrick Funk finds the most locally relevant ingredients to showcase every season.

Aurum bar

The dining room is dimly lit for a more fine dining feel. There is a wonderful riverside patio if you prefer outdoor dining. If casual is what you are after, there is lot of room at the bar and in the lounge to enjoy some music, a cocktail, and some appetizers.

Aurum fresh bread

What We Ate

For dinner, we decided to order a few shareable plates as opposed to ordering mains. The fresh bread was nice and warm, and the oils were delicious.

Aurum soup

Raymond ordered the Soup Du Jour, which was Creamy Mushroom. I tried it, and it was very creamy!

Aurum brussel sprouts

Most of the dishes we ordered didn’t have a lot of vegetables, so the Crispy Brussels Sprouts with shaved parmesan and crushed red chili made up for that. Super healthy, and quite tasty!

Aurum scallops

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops were. I have never had them prepared this way: in mushroom consommé with white beans, chorizo, prosciutto chip. Amazing!

Aurum fois gras

I didn’t try the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, but the rest of the table enjoyed it.

Aurum pork ribs

These House Smoked Pork Ribs were fantastic! The Gochujang Sauce gave them a nice kick!

Aurum bone marrow steak tar tar

The Steak Tartare & Bone Marrow was a popular dish at our table!

Aurum crab cakes

I really loved the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with remoulade and herb salad. Didn’t taste like there was any filler in these bad boys!

Aurum charcuterie

A family style meal is not complete with a Charcuterie Platter: Chef’s choice of salumi, pickled & preserved vegetables, whole grain mustard, and pain au lait. Delicious!

Aurum bison

My favourite dish were the Grilled Bison Teres Major Skewers, with carrot top pesto and spiced carrot aioli. So good and very tender!

Aurum seating

Dinner Menu

Aurum Food & Wine offers up an amazing dinner menu with lots of options.

Appetizers

Aurum Nachos: White Cheddar, Pico de Gallo, Black Beans, Crema, Salsa Chipotle, Jalapeños
House Smoked Pork Ribs: Gochujang Sauce, Scallions, Sesame Seeds
Crispy Curried Cauliflower: Curried, tempura battered, topped with golden raisins and peppers
Parmesan Fries: Parsley, Maldon Sea Salt, Bacon Aioli
Latin Street Tacos: Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas, Scallions, Cilantro, Crema
Crispy Brussels Sprouts: Shaved Parmesan, Crushed Red Chili, Liquid Aminos
Crispy Duck Wings: Teriyaki Style Sauce, Scallions
Angus Beef Burger: Brioche, White Cheddar, Bacon Aioli, PLT, Crispy Sweet Onions, Fries

Salads & Soups

Aurum Simple Greens: Baby Mixed Greens, Heirloom Tomato, Shaved Apple, Cucumber, Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette
Butter Lettuce “Wedge” Salad: Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brandied Raisins, Pickled Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Dressing
Beet Salad: Mixed Greens, Colorado Chevre, Pepitas
Whole Leaf Caesar Salad: Baby Romaine, House Made Croutons, Parmesan Garlic Dressing
Soup Du Jour: Showcasing the Season

Small Plates

Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops: Mushroom Consommé, White Beans, Chorizo, Prosciutto Chip
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras: Potato Nest, Cherry Gastrique, Crème Fraîche, Petite Greens Salad
Steak Tartare & Bone Marrow: Egg Yolk Gel, Crispy Parsley, Bone Marrow & Black Garlic Butter, Grilled Pain Au Lait
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes: Remoulade, Herb Salad
Charcuterie Platter: Chef’s Choice of Salumi, Pickled & Preserved Vegetables Whole Grain Mustard, Pain Au Lait
House-Made Pain Au Lait Rolls: Apricot – Shisito Pepper Jelly, Honey Butter
Grilled Bison Teres Major Skewers: Carrot Top Pesto, Spiced Carrot Aioli

Mains

Gold Canyon Angus Grilled Filet Mignon: Roasted Mushroom & Short Rib Ragout, Potato Purée, Demi Glace, Spring Vegetables
Braised Lamb Shank: Cous Cous, Ras El Hanout Onions & Peppers Gremolata
Fried Harissa Acorn Squash & Broccoli: Roasted Baby Broccoli & Sauteed Mushrooms, Broccoli Purée, Sorrel, Chestnut Vinaigrette
Crispy Skinned Rainbow Trout: Farro, Asparagus, English Peas, Roasted Tomato Sauce
Almond & Cauliflower Crusted Scottish Salmon: Vichyssoise, Roasted Cauliflower, Potato Croutons
Oven Roasted Ginger & Hoisin Chicken Breast: Sesame Basmati Rice, 41 North Pok Choy, Rice Wine Vinaigrette

Kids

Filet Mignon: Potatoes, Zucchini
Simple Burger: Brioche Bun, Fries
Chicken Fingers & Fries: Served with Ranch

Sweets

Solid

Brownie Sundae: Flourless Brownie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Candied Walnuts
Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies: Vanilla Milkshake Shooter
Blueberry Bread Pudding: Vanilla Ice Cream
Cherry Cobbler: Stewed Cherry Filling, Brown Butter & Almond Streusel, Vanilla Ice Cream
Brown Sugar Cake: Bourbon Caramel, Candied Walnuts, Vanilla Ice Cream

Kids

Fudge Brownie: with Chocolate Sauce
Dirt and Worms: Oreo Crumbs, Whip Cream, Gummy Worms

Liquid

Espresso Martini: St Georges Nola Coffee Liqueur, Vanjak Vodka, Fresh Espresso
Chocolate Martini: Averna Amaro, Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Demerara, Vanjak Vodka
Dessert Wines by the Glass: Muscat, Beaumes de Venise 2014; Sauv Blanc, Nicolas, Saunternes 2015; Muscat, Royal Tokaji 2013

Location

Aurum Food & Wine is located at:
811 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
Phone:1-970-879-9500

Hours

Open 7 Days
Happy Hour: 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm to Close

Reservations
Reservations are accepted by calling 970-879-9500 or by booking with OpenTable online.

Aurum lounge

Give Aurum Food & Wine a Try!

Looking for a riverside dining option in the heart of Steamboat Springs? Look no further than Aurum Food & Wine. Fine dining, casual dining, and a wonderful bar lounge all make Aurum a great expereince. Raise your glass to the kayakers as they paddle down the Yampa River.

Cheers,
Big Daddy

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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