A new adventure for diners will open Aug. 13: The Broadmoor's Restaurant 1858 at Seven Falls. Kathleen Symons, the chef de cuisine, will be preparing traditional Colorado fare at the eatery, including buttermilk biscuits and country ham, Colorado Rocky Mountain trout prepared eight ways and the 1858 mixed grill with Eagle Ranch quail, bison roast and venison sausage. Hours Aug. 13 through Sept. 30 are: lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; bar menu 4 to 5 p.m.; and, dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Hours change seasonally. Details: sevenfalls.com/1859-2.
Dining in the canyon
On the road leading to Seven Falls in the box canyon you'll pass Sacred Grounds Café & Wine Bar, 1801 Cheyenne Blvd., where you can get more than a cup of joe. Natasha Shnaper, over the past couple of years of ownership, has been cooking up new menu items. She puts her Russian-heritage twist on cuisines from around the world with delicious results. Breakfast is offered all day. Lunch includes sandwiches and a stunning arugula salad with shavings of Parmesan cheese. Dinner is offered 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The menu varies, but the evening I visited she had perfectly seared wild-caught scallops with basil and cherry tomato primavera pasta ($19.50), roasted baby pork ribs with scalloped potatoes ($18.50) and wild porcini mushroom risotto ($12.50) that all made tasty memories. Reservations are required for dinner. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Details: 475-0888, sacredgrounds broadmoor.com.
La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano, 4475 Northpark Dr.ive, is celebrating being in business for three years. Through Sunday you can get a complimentary glass of champagne with your meal. Details: 260-4730, labellavitaristorante. net.
On a roll
Ramon Q's Foodstruck mobile food truck parks in front of the Mercedes Benz car dealership, 730 Automotive Drive, for breakfast and lunch Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It moves to Fieldhouse Brewery, 521 S. Tejon St., from 5 to around 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. It's also available for private events and catering. Details: 470-0272, text ramonqs to 51660 for location and specials.
Walter Iser, owner of Walter's Bistro, 146 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., has hired Jonathon Dolecki as his executive chef. The chef earned his culinary degree from the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Chicago in 2003. He worked at several eateries in Chicago before coming to Colorado Springs.
Of course, with a new chef comes a new menu. On Friday nights fresh live Maine lobsters and oysters are featured at Walter's. Other menu features include bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with vanilla sweet potatoes with maple cream sauce, a citrus-marinated beet salad with goat cheese and fish tacos with Asian slaw.
Details: 630-0201, waltersbistro.com.
Mohammed and Laila Alami, chefs and owners of Tajine Alami, 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou Springs, will close the eatery starting Monday through Aug. 20 for vacation. Details: 685-1119, tajinealami.com.
'KVOR Table Talk'
Guests on the "KVOR Table Talk" radio show at 1 p.m. Saturday:
- Steve Kanatzer, owner of The Airplane Restaurant, 1665 N. Newport Road, and John DeLay, owner of Pegasus Restaurant, 313 Jerry St., Castle Rock, talk about The Taste of Douglas County at the County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Cost is $10 in advance, $20 at the door; kids under 4 years get in free. Details: tasteof douglascounty.com.
- Brooke Proctor, a member of the Rocky Ford Growers Association, talks about the cantaloupe crop that was almost a failure this year. Despite wild spring weather that caused some growers to replant crops three times, the famous Rocky Ford melons have arrived. Details: rockyfordgrowers association.com.
- A.J. Frasca, a member of the Frasca family that owns local Panino's Italian Restaurants, talks about the newest addition to the chain at 3015 New Center Point in the First & Main Center. Details: 380-2720, paninos.com.
- Larry Stebbins, founder of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, and Craig McHugh, an urban farmer, hosts for the "The Urban Farm and Garden Show," an online radio show, will talk about taking the show to a live broadcast on KRDO airing 6 to 7 a.m. Saturdays starting Aug. 22. Details: 357-9410, urbanfarmandgarden.com.
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