Yesterday my “Sunday Funday” included going to Disco Brunch at The Corner Office in downtown Denver with a few friends. The Corner Office is located in the Curtis Hotel, which is a swanky and modern place to stay. We called the restaurant an hour before we planned to dine, which is a good idea since I have heard the restaurant can get quite crowded during Disco Brunch. My reason for attending Disco Brunch? Obviously the BOTTOMLESS BLOODY MARY BAR and the enticing-sounding eggs benedicts. My friend and I went halfsies and shared the Soul Train Benny (crab cakes, shoestring potatoes, cilantro hollandaise, and 2 poached eggs over English muffins) and the John Doe Benny (braised pork belly, arugula, hollandaise, and 2 poached eggs over biscuits), which were both pretty good, but nothing to write home about. The Bloody Mary bar, though, was quite exceptional and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a variety of ingredients and a good deal.
Sundays from 9AM-3PM
The Corner Office has a cool vibe to it. When you first walk in, there’s a clothing rack with various disco attire that guests can put on, in lieu of truly representing the theme. We were first seated at a rather uncomfortable table, but asked to move to a booth, where we felt quite luxurious. We sat under a cool tiled wall that transitioned onto the ceiling. Some of the decorative areas were laden with mini disco balls, records, and record sleeves. Disco music played from the speakers the entire time. There were cool clocks on the wall, all representing a different area in the world, that were all set to 5 o’clock. It is always “5 o’clock somewhere.”
$15 for bottomless Bloody Marys (only well vodka); $9 for one DIY Bloody (can get more expensive vodka)
Housemade mix; not too spicy; nice and smooth texture; not acidic (no heartburn in this one!)
There were 4 different regional options, which included Creole (hot pickled okra, cornichones, giardiniera, caper berries, calabrese peppers, horseradish, Tabasco hot sauce, blackening spice, celery salt, pepper), Latin America (sliced jalapenos, cilantro, limes, chipotle puree, Tabasco chipotle hot sauce, chicarrones), Pacific Rim (kimchi, pickled eggplant, pickled peppers, wasabi, bonito flakes, julienne nori, sesame seeds, Sriracha), and Colorado (pickles, green olives, pepperoncini, lemons, cucumber sticks, celery, sport peppers, bacon).
WHAT I CRAFTED
- 3 different Bloody Marys (Creole, Latin America, and Pacific Rim)
- Added bacon to each one (you can never go wrong with bacon in EVERYTHING!)
- Added pepper, blackening spice, and celery salt to each
- My favorite was the Creole-themed Bloody because I loved the pickled okra (nice, vinegary taste) and giardinara (my Chicago roots!); also loved the inclusion of the Cajun Holy Trinity (onions in the giardinara, sliced carrots, and celery within the Colorado section)
- Latin American Bloody and Pacific Rim Bloody were also very good; ingredients in each station complimented each other nicely; especially loved the chipotle puree
The Corner Office’s Bloody Mary Bar at the Disco Brunch is great! I loved the variety of garnishes and the fact that there was a regional theme going on. Each section had a little flag, which added creativity points. The ingredients were fresh and wide-ranging, while the housemade mix was flavorful and the perfect texture. In terms of Disco Brunch, in general, I would like to note the slow service we experienced yesterday. Our waitress never came to refill our waters and it took a bit of time to get our vodka for the bottomless Bloodys. The themed brunch idea is cool, though, and I had a wonderful time all in all.
Check out The Corner Office here. The Corner Office is located at:
1401 Curtis St, Denver, CO, 80202