A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of Japanese-French fare and drinks at Japoix Restaurant & Lounge in the Beauvallon.
Award-winning chef Jay Spickelmier helms the Japoix kitchen, which pleases palates with a menu woven from French and Japanese culinary sensibilities. Start by sharing a trio of deconstructed street tacos with short rib, mango, and lime vinaigrette ($9), or opt for Kobe sliders ($12) full of so much flavor, you'll think they're made with the same nuclear-powered taste compressors used to provide astronauts with pill-sized roast turkeys. Mr. Croque, a sandwich of Black Forest ham and cambozola cheese with a champagne saucette ($9), puts taste buds on a first-name basis with pleasure, and samurai sea bass attacks hunger with preserved veggies, a miso-beurre blanc, and a rigid code of honor ($26). Thousand-degree slabs of granite allow Japoix to turn meat-cookery into a social spectacle, as protein masterpieces such as a 10-ounce New York strip ($29), a six-ounce wagyu rib eye ($45), and a 10-ounce Colorado lamb tenderloin ($31) are cooked before diners' eyes, sizzling and playing ukulele ballads until done just right.
An extensive menu of signature cocktails and a globally focused wine list give Japoix the libationary power of a team of mixologist Clydesdales. Artful edible presentations at the tables match a chic décor marked by modern art, creative lighting, and a color scheme dominated by natural hues. A separate lunch menu gives gastronomes the confidence to approach their day without fear of midday hunger phantasms.
Not valid during happy hour. Free parking is available inside Beauvallon on the west side of Lincoln Street between 9th and 10th.
Although Japoix is a new restaurant and doesn't have many online reviews just yet, it was called a "must-try restaurant" by the Denver Daily News.
- The fusion restaurant, which celebrated its soft opening last night, is striving to be a place where Denverites can enjoy exemplary service and food in a fun atmosphere. And with its inventive cocktails, luxurious decor and artful cuisine, Japoix is well on its way to achieving its goal. – Staff Writer, Denver Daily News
975 Lincoln St.
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