In Denver, we had some of the best food EVER. When I got in Thursday, we had breakfast at McCormick’s (same place where we had our engagement dinner).
Tyrone took me out north of Idaho Springs up to St. Mary’s Glacier. The plan was to hike up the glacier, across a high plain, and down to some beautiful glacial lakes. Driving up to the glacier, I had a headache, that became more and more pronounced. Halfway up the mountain, I noticed it was getting worse, but concentrated on my fear of heights. Finally, about 900 yards from the lakes, a piercing pain went through my ears. Altitude sickness! We had to turn around. I got really nauseous on the way down, and slept for the next 2 hours straight.
Later that night we had the “Chef’s Tasting Menu” at Luca D’Itallia. The tasting menu consists of 6 courses of the most amazing food. The highlight was a cheese ravioletta, with some sort of brie-like cheese that was more buttery than brie with shaved truffles. It was completely insane, and probably the best dinner of my life. The entree had morel mushrooms!
On Friday, we ate at a vegetarian restaurant called Watercourse. Ty had the best chimichanga in the world, with tempeh, and a fried outer coating that was nice and crispy. To trace of greasy at all! Took this pic of Ty before we went in. He had been researching for his latest novel, and this picture embodies much of it:
Ty on the sculpture deck:
The new addition was really very spacious. It was fun to see some of the stand-by pieces in a new setting. The best part was one of the temporary exhibition RADAR.
Liked the new addition except for 2 things. 1. The titanium outer coating is covered with very old fingerprints and smudges on the sculpture deck. 2. Where the walls lean in instead of out, there are unfinished boards about 2 feet away from the walls. They look like an afterthought. Someone we talked to thought they had to be there so no one would hit their head on a wall. Another person thought it had to do with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They are really very ugly. The Denver Art Museum really needs me to crochet some covers or cozies for those boards, or at least pep it up with some fluorescent rubber bumper or something.