|Jim, Everett & Jimmy|
We started our day by meeting Lisa and checking out the progress on the house. They are just a few blocks from downtown. Blue skies and sunshine brightened the city from sidewalks to skyscrapers.
|Denver Art Museum|
The Denver Art Museum houses some exceptional exhibits in addition to King Tut. I especially enjoyed the western art, the new Charles Deas 1840s America exhibit and the Asian art. King Tut is marvelous and far exceeds the imagination. Most of us have seen documentaries on TV about the discovery of his tomb. To actually walk through the exhibit and glimpse the magnitude in both physical size and gold treasures is an awesome experience. The exhibit is on display until January 2, 2011, so if you're in Denver, treat yourself to a few hours of Ancient Egyptian culture.
|Downtown Denver from inside the Museum|
The menu features northern Italian cuisine. Since Italian to us usually means spaghetti, we truly enjoyed their specialty dishes. Two of the appetizers we tasted were tuna tartare (sushi) and soft-egg ravioli. Both were excellent. The ravioli was totally different from any we've ever tasted, but we loved it.
Like the food, the service was excellent. Add to that good company, stories of old times, and catching up over the years, and it was a great evening.
The restaurant is one of five in downtown Denver owned by internationally known Chef Kevin Taylor. For more info on the restaurants, see http://www.ktrg.net/. Check out the art museum at http://www.denverartmuseum.org/home.