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A Cosmopolitan Choice for Dining in Telluride

By on February 9, 2012
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After a day of exploring Colorado, the last thing I want is to have to prepare a meal when I get home. Luckily, there are so many great Telluride dining options to choose from that there is always a good reason to end the day with a delightful meal before I head home. Even though the town is tiny enough to see the sights in a day with a casual stroll, the number of places to stop for a meal ensures that no one has to leave the area feeling the least bit peckish.

One of My Favorite Restaurants in Telluride

The Cosmopolitan of Telluride in the Hotel Columbia is a great place to stop and dine when you’re not exactly sure what you are hungry for. Even though the overall theme of the Cosmopolitan is fusion, the offerings are American, French and Thai cuisines.

Dining Room Cosmopolitan

The dining room at Cosmopolitan

What I like is that they offer menus that allow you to choose the amount of food that you want depending on your appetite. Besides the regular menu, they offer small plates and a young adult menu.  In addition, a light meal can be enjoyed by ordering from the array of salads, sushi or starters that the kitchen is known for.

The menu of the Cosmopolitan is so varied that I haven’t been able to sample most of it, but since I’ll definitely be going back again and again, I know I’ll have chances to try almost everything sooner or later. That is, if I can resist ordering the beef short ribs.

Smoked and boneless, the dish is prepared with a parsnip-celeriac puree and served with snap peas and porcini broth. Tell someone in Telluride that you are stopping in at the Cosmopolitan, and you’ll probably be given the suggestion that you sample the ribs.

Downtown Telluride

A sunny day in downtown Telluride

If you happen to drop by the Cosmopolitan between 4:30 and 6:00 pm, you’ll be as delighted as I was to discover that it is happy hour, and the perfect time to take advantage of ordering the sushi at a special price.

The bar also has a ‘Tasting Menu’ if you want to sample new things before you commit to ordering something you may not be familiar with.

I enjoy the drive to Telluride as much as I love the final destination. It doesn’t matter what time of the year your scenic drive brings you to the area, once you’ve arrived, you’ll want to stay and enjoy everything that is offered.

From winter activities of snowboarding and skiing to enjoying the music festivals in the summer, and Telluride dining year round, this is an area not to be missed. Make the most of your days in the community by enjoying some of the restaurants in Telluride to have one of the best Colorado culinary experiences.

If You Go

If you decide to give the Cosmopolitan of Telluride a try, you’ll find it at 300 West San Juan Avenue in Telluride. Their phone number is 970-728-1292. Their website is http://www.cosmotelluride.com.

You can’t miss it as it’s inside the Hotel Columbia on the San Miguel River. The location is an easy walk from the Telluride Town Park if you’re enjoying a festival. During the winter, you’ll find the location convenient, too, because it’s only a few steps from the Gondola.

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