July 12, 2012 Watercourse: Denver, CO
Watercourse has something for everyone: cheesy nachos for vegetarians who want something indulgent, salads and smoothies for those detoxing, and a hearty pasta dish for those who wandered in, not knowing or caring that this is a vegetarian restaurant.
All this choice makes Watercourse a great place to take a big group. Everyone from your vegan sister and your gluten-sensitive cousin to your meat-and-potatoes friend will find something to eat. (Though the meat of course will be made with seitan or tofu. Shhhh…)
The vibe here is hipster casual, with cheerful and opinionated service.
I was in desperate need of vegetables on my visit, so I started with a carrot, kale, apple, beet, celery, and fennel smoothie:
It was fresh and delicious. Fortified with all those vegetables, I split an order of samosas with my friend:
They looked more like empanadas than samosas, but the vegetable filling was very good. I wish they’d serve the chimichurri sauce on the side to keep the samosas from getting soggy. But overall, this was a fun start to the meal.
Next up for me, the macro plate:
This involved quinoa in miso sauce on one side, adzuki beans on the other, with pretty bok choy dividing the two. The beans were a tad bland, but I really liked the quinoa and the picked vegetable garnish. Loved the infusion of protein.
My friend had the Thai peanut stir fry:
The sauce had a pleasant savory/sweet flavor, and the noodles were firm, but the tofu (which my friend ordered blackened, at the recommendation of our server), overwhelmed the dish. This would be a more balanced dish without grilled tofu.
There’s just so much to try at Watercourse. And even your pickiest friend will find something to like here.