One of the more established restaurants in the North Fork Valley — has a reputation for using the freshest, most local ingredients available. Owner/Chef Kelly Steinmetz uses the words "Simple Elegance" to describe both the cuisine and the ambience at the Flying Fork Cafe, located at the corner of 3rd and Main in Paonia. The lunch menu includes grilled lemon ginger chicken salad, an open-faced chicken parmesan sandwich, rigatoni pomodoro or creamy pesto pasta with garlic toast. Dinner is elegant and packed with flavor. Choose from an assortment of pasta, grilled muscovy duck, beef tenderloin, daily fresh fish or Homemade Lasagne and ravioli.
"Being able to set up this restaurant from scratch is a dream come true," says Kelly. He keeps his eye on the "complete package" — flavorful food, outstanding service and a pleasant ambience, which is enhanced in the summer by outdoor seating under the fruit trees. With any meal, enjoy wines and beers from Colorado and Italy.
In the bakery, for breakfast, sample a delicious cinnamon roll with bing cherries and walnuts or a hearty muffin with a cup of fresh roasted organic coffee. Pick up a loaf of artisan style bread a dozen homemade cookies and stuffed focaccia breadsticks. Kelly is also building a retail market which currently contains jams, syrups, assorted local honey and organic coffee, all from local producers. He plans to expand into imported olives and artisan cheese, as well as hummus and salsas, to complement his homemade breads. Cooking it up with Passion & a Whole Lotta Goodness since 2003.
Thank You, Chef Kelly
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