Local Love: Tiller’s Kitchen and Bar

Nothing gets by Keri.

Except when it does.

The opening of Tiller’s Kitchen and Bar in Westminster was an example of “when it does.”

Tiller’s opened at the beginning of April in the newly constructed Denver Marriot Westminster, and though there wasn’t much press surrounding the opening, I have NO CLUE how a new spot dedicated to using local ingredients in an approachable yet inventive way could’ve escaped creating a blip on my radar for almost a whole month! Quelle horreur!

Thank goodness their community-minded vision led the restaurant to participate in Project Angel Heart’s Dining Out For Life event on April 24th – I like to do at least 2 meals out that day, and lo-and-behold there was Tiller’s, listed on the website as I plotted the day’s culinary roadmap.

A preliminary Googling let immediately to a picture of their Beer Cheese Fondue (made with 90 Shilling) and toast bites.

Oh. Mah. Gah.

Liquid cheese? The mothership calling Keri home, yo.

TO THE KERI MOBILE!!

Tiller’s space is a lovely-if-fairly-standard version of an upscale hotel restaurant dining area. Good finishes and lots of light; spotless, serene.   It is comfortable and tasteful and allows for a good amount of room (no sitting on top of the next table here – YAY!)

The food?

Oh yeah.

First of all, there’s that Beer Cheese fondue. Broiled crusty on top, gooey and oozey inside, with a nice balemce between cheese and beer. Purrrrrrr-fec-tion.
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There are MANY choices on this menu I *must* try, (in case you were wondering where to find Keri,) but for this lunch the Lamb BLT couldn’t be passed over.

Fresh, hearty bread piled with butter lettuce, beautiful heirloom tomatoes, rosemary aioli, and one more thing: LAMB BACON.
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Yes. Bacon made of lamb. Really really REALLY good- salty bacon with an extra little earthy kick.
The sandwich is, no exaggeration, the best BLT I’ve ever had. (When I was pregnant, I ate BLTs at least once day for 4 months without fail. Keri has strong opinions about BLTs.)

If everything coming out of Tiller’s kitchen is this good, then I am really excited to eat my way through every dish they can dish out.

The top of Tiller’s menu says “Thinking Colorado First. Serving Food Less Traveled.”

That in itself is a promising statement, indeed.

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Tiller’s Kitchen And Bar Website
(in the Denver Marriott Westminster)
7000 Church Ranch Blvd
Westminster CO. 80021

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5 responses to “Local Love: Tiller’s Kitchen and Bar

  1. Oh God, I need to figure out how to make “Beer Cheese Fondue”. I need it now.

  2. I don’t usually read reviews, I’m glad I made an exception. I think this is a great one. I’m as excited about “food less traveled” as I am about the cheese!

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