Flavors that warm you up. Food that fills you up. Fall is one of the most beloved seasons, and for good reason. In addition to a break from the sweltering heat, the stunning Colorado landscape becomes even more beautiful as the leaves change color to soft yellows, vibrant oranges, and rich reds. And on top of that, fall is all about the kinds of food that makes you feel warm and cozy. Not too heavy, not too light, fall foods hit the same “just right” spot that fall weather does. So here’s a list of our new fall flavors that will be “just right” for your group too:
- Chicken Tikka Masala
Curry may not be what you usually think of when you think “Fall Flavors”, but trust us when we say it hits all the right notes for a perfect autumn meal. The spices are mild enough that even the most sensitive of palettes will be appeasedÂ (and I should know), but the tomato cream sauce is still rich, flavorful, and smoky. If your group is interested in new and exciting flavors, we heartily recommend giving this a try.
- Rosemary Chicken
Nothing says the changing of the seasons quite the same as fresh rosemary. The smell – woody, herbaceous, and sharp – brings back memories of roasting chicken in the fall, the savory aroma filling the house as it roasts for hours. Paired atop bright, multi-colored potatoes, this is a feast for all of the senses.
- Taste of Italy
When it comes to warming you up, you just can’t beat the pleasure of perfect pasta. ButÂ if yourÂ inner child is anything like mine, trying to decide between tangy marinara and creamy alfredo sauce can be a daunting challenge. Much better to have some of both, and to mix and match with homemade meatballs, savory Italian sausage, and shredded roast chicken. Just because you’re at work, doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun!
- Harvest Risotto
No fall menu would be complete without at least one dish featuringÂ the king of the season: the magnificent squash. Â And the only thing that could make the sweet, creamy flavor of butternut squash better is roasting it, and adding it to a richÂ risotto,Â positively gooey withÂ parmesan cheese. The sweetness of the squashÂ is balanced with savory chicken, and sauteed zucchini adds a pop of color and garden-fresh flavor.
- Miso Chicken and Salmon
And of course, not every Fall meal has to be richÂ in order to be decadent. The sweet miso glaze makes a bold contrast to the more traditional Americana fare found elsewhere. Juicy chicken and tender salmon provide the perfect backdrop to this Asian-infused meal that takes the concept of autumn balance to a whole new level.