Popular Boulder eatery offers snowy-day warmth
My husband and I don’t like to be indoors all day — even when it’s cold, even when it’s snowing. With the tree de-ornamented and post-holiday tranquility setting in, we went for a short weekend afternoon walk downtown to The Med – officially, the Mediterranean, but no one calls it that, not even the sign over the entrance. Snow was falling lightly and temperatures barely broke into the double digits, but without wind, it was pleasant.
From our window table, we watched the light traffic and occasional pedestrians, including one fellow carrying his cross-country skis into the alley heading to or from someplace to ski. Such is Boulder.
A window table in the side dining room and a multi-item menu were perfect. Next to us was a long table of a dozen women celebrating a birthday. A few families with young children were scattered about. Singles and couples occupied some more tables and some seats at the bar. A beer for him, and glass of wine for me, and then we ate.
The Med’s bakery turns out wonderful chewy breads that are cut into robust slices and served with olive oil for dipping.
The Sampler plate is loaded with three kinds of hummus, Romanine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, babganouj, cucumber slices, onions, peppers and more, topped with robust house-made pita chips.
A small plate of pastille consisted of a phyllo-wrapped triangle filled with chicken and a fresh fig cut in half. A paper doily underneath and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top complete the presentation.
Terrific pizza crust topped with thin, pale Prosciutto, creamy burrata, roasted garlic puree, lemon zest and a twist of cracked black pepper.