Lunchtime will never be the same again ...
Amid the hustle and bustle of the DTC, MidiCi – the small Neopolitan pizzeria just on the other side of I-25 – offers a welcomed escape from the usual DTC haunts. There, the pizza oven roars to 1,000-degrees, cooking Neopolitan pies in just 90-seconds. As for us? We go for a different reason: meat, cheese, and sometimes, a glass of wine.
Let's call it a European lunch, although it's really just more of a burrata addiction.
For the unenlightened, burrata is a mild Italian cow-milk-based (sometimes, buffalo milk is used) cheese that's made from mozzarella and cream. The outside of the cheese is firmer (e.g., the mozzarella) and the inside is a soft, spreadable cream. This lends itself well to crostinis, fruits, meats, and more.
Think of it as a sophisticated form of Italian cream cheese that, when with fruit, bread, or meats, will change you.
It's also somewhat rare to find. Generally, high-end Italian places will offer some form of it, to which, I will always order it. But my budget only allows so much, so in the meantime, I get my fix at MidiCi – which has got to be the only fast-casual place in the area, possibly all of Denver, to offer the Italian delicacy.
Here, you can order burrata with melon and prosciutto, which after a string of morning meetings, is all I need to remember that life is good and that the rest of the day is going to be alright.
Of course, that could just be my stomach talking.
What are your thoughts? Where is your favorite burrata? Let us know in the comments section!