My wife and I went to have dinner at Allred's on Easter Sunday, and it was an excellent experience.
We were seated at the corner window table, with a beautiful view of the valley below and the snow-covered peaks in the background. The staff was very friendly as well as knowledgable and efficient. From looking at the menu beforehand, I had made up my mind to have the lamb. Yet, at the table, the description of the mixed seafood entree sounded great, and so I asked whether I could have that as an appetizer. The waiter briefly checked with the kitchen, and they were able to accommodate my wish. It did not disappoint. The flavors were great, and the contrast in taste and texture to the rack of lamb I had as main dish was beautiful. I'm glad it worked out that way.
One word for the sommelier. The wine recommendation was simply excellent. In many other places, wine recommendations typically consists of a long laundry list of fruit flavors, by the end of which I'm usually thinking that if I wanted blackberry and cherry, why not get a fruit juice? Allred's was different. The sommelier inquired about my entree selection, and then suggested a Nebbiolo to go with the lamb. He described it as a "dirty" wine - not fruity, but strong enough in flavor to stand up to the lamb, including the fatty bites. The wine matched the dish beautifully, complemented the flavors, and enhanced the dining experience. Overall, it was a memorable experience, and we'll certainly be back on our next trip to Telluride.
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