Like cartoon sound effects and open-heart surgery, breakfast and lunch are better when combined. Feast upon a compatible combination with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get brunch for two at Colterra in Niwot (up to a $44 value). The brunch includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $15 value each)
- Two bloody marys or mimosas (a $7 value each)
Colterra’s food gurus, captained by chef Bradford Heap, curate organic produce from local farms and Colterra’s own garden to forge upscale breakfast-lunch blends infused with classic French and Northern Italian flavors. Sate after-morning appetites with a selection from the brunch menu such as French toast, stuffed with Long Farm sausage and topped with organic apple compote, strawberry coulis, fresh blackberries, and a cumulus cloud of whipped cream. Smoked wild salmon, eggs from a local farm, and organic spinach frolic in hollandaise sauce atop an English muffin benedict, and all breakfast dishes are served with roasted baby Yukon gold potatoes and local field greens that toast tongues with champagne vinaigrette. Lunch eats imported to the menu range from grass-fed Lasater Never Never burgers—bedecked with bacon and layered with Grafton cheddar cheese—to pan-roasted, wild-caught tilapia accompanied by mussels, shrimp, and shallots in white wine.
Border County Gold recently picked Colterra as the top restaurant in the Gunbarrel-Niwot region for its “clean flavors from ultra-fresh local produce.” Diners can savor the earth-friendly fare at white-draped tables beneath chandeliers inside or on a stone garden patio beneath century-old oak trees that still haven’t married.