This new wine and tapas bar wants to be Stapleton’s next community spot

Among all the flashy restaurants coming to Denver this year, one in Stapleton could have flown under your radar. Della Radice, a European-style bar and restaurant with a specialty foods shop, starts serving small plates and old world wines on Friday at 2955 Ulster St.

Located a stone’s throw from buzzy dinner spots Annette, Cattivella and Concourse, Della Radice will offer something slightly different for the neighborhood: specifically, a place to have a light dinner, start the night snacking or end it with a cocktail or glass of wine.

Della Radice is located in the spot previously occupied by the Bistro at Stapleton, which closed in 2017. Chef and owner Cristino Griego — who had helped open the Bistro five years ago — envisioned a community gathering place for the new business. “I just want to bring it back to life,” he said.

Rachel Woolf, Special to the Denver PostDENVER, CO – MARCH 8: The bar in Della Radice, seen on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Special to the Denver Post)

New life for the 40-seat Della Radice (translation: “of the root” in Italian) means a few things to its chef. First is the food, which will include around five dishes each mostly from Europe, starting in France, Spain and Italy, where Griego’s father’s family is from and where he has lived and worked.

Things like patatas bravas and brie en croute make appearances now, but future recipes could come from Northern Africa or even Mexico, where Griego’s mother’s side is from. “Everybody has their small plates,” he said.

The bar will be pouring cocktails such as the Serendipiti (Calvados, apple, Champagne and mint) and Agua de Valencia (gin, vodka, Cava and orange juice), as well as half or full glasses and, for the most part, affordable ($25-$35) bottles of wine.

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A “bodega-style” shop will sell charcuterie made in-house, plus imported pastas and sauces, mousses and spreads, olives and tinned fish. From behind the counter, Griego also plans to host cooking and wine classes each week. He previously taught at Denver’s downtown culinary arts school Cook Street.

Rachel Woolf, Special to the Denver PostDENVER, CO – MARCH 8: The Ribollita Toscana, a hearty cannellini bean stew with Tuscan black kale, seen at Della Radice on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Special to

Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle

      

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