(Includes excerpts from Proprietress Holly Arnold Kinney’s “The Fort Cookbook”)
In 1961, Sam’l and Bay Arnold had a dream to build an adobe home outside of Denver so their family could grow up surrounded by fresh air, horseback riding and fishing. While Bay was reading a book about Bent’s Old Fort, she was inspired to create a similar adobe castle in Morrison, Colorado.
The Arnolds hired William Lumpkins, a top architect in adobe construction, as well as a contractor from … Read the entire post >
For the past 112 years, people have anxiously awaited the arrival of the annual National Western Stock Show. One of Colorado’s most popular tourist attractions, the show is the nation’s premier livestock, rodeo and horse show. Held each January for 16 days, the event features one of the world’s richest professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show. Each year, the show attracts more than 650,000 visitors (via National Western).
Established in … Read the entire post >
Chile peppers are native to South America, where they have been domesticated for more than 6,000 years, but made their way across the world when Christopher Columbus crossed the sea in hopes of finding the “Spice Islands.” The chile pepper spiced up the western world and is now one of the most prominent flavors in cuisine around the globe.
Is it chile or chili? The word “chili” is derived from the Aztec dialect and refers to plans known as capsicum. … Read the entire post >
Looking to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember? Treat your sweetheart to a night at The Fort and enjoy a romantic atmosphere with dinner for two, accompanied by live music*.
(Photo: John E Poplin Photography)
Enjoy our crackling adobe fires and relish in our three-course Valentine’s dinner special, featuring a Fort salad with freshly baked breads, followed by a six-ounce Buffalo Filet Mignon seasoned with ancho chiles, au gratin potatoes and fresh vegetables. For dessert, delight in a special … Read the entire post >
Have you committed to clean eating in 2017? The key to sticking to your healthy New Year’s resolutions is to switch things up, rather than getting caught up in a routine that will quickly bore your taste buds. This year, try making new recipes each week to keep your interest peaked and the momentum going. Pair our Minted Trout recipe with a side of our Chayote Squash for a tasty and nutritious dinner.
This unique squash was … Read the entire post >
Sept. 20 is National Rum Punch Day, and we’re celebrating with one of Sam’l Arnold’s favorite drinks, our 1732 Philadelphia Fish House Punch!
Philadelphia Fish House Punch is thought to be one of the oldest punch recipes served in America. Scholars believe the recipe originated in the 1600s, in London, as a farmers’ club punch, and was later served in America at the Fish House Tavern in Schuylkill, Pa.
What you’ll need:
- 1 ½ pints sweet-and-sour syrup
… Read the entire post >
August 13 is National Filet Day, and what better way to celebrate than with one of The Fort’s most popular dishes? We sell nearly seventy thousand buffalo entrees each year and of those, more than 70 percent are William Bent’s Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon.
A guest from Paris, France once approached us while dining at The Fort to say, “All my life I have thought that Chateaubriand was the ne plus ultra of cuts, but now I must return to … Read the entire post >
The 88th Academy Awards are just around the corner, and much of the Oscar season buzz has surrounded the highly acclaimed 12-time nominee, “The Revenant.” The western revenge epic of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by Oscar-ready-and-waiting actor Leonardo DiCaprio), has brought the American west to the forefront of pop culture—and believe it or not, highlights some of the traditional western fare served at The Fort!
“The Revenant” confronts the significance and brutality of the fur trapping trade, and the … Read the entire post >
The Fort is proud to announce we have been selected as a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the eleventh consecutive year. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections which are appropriate to the restaurant’s cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The Award of Excellence is awarded to restaurants that offer a wine list with at least 90 selections from quality producers, along with a thematic match … Read the entire post >