We were recently invited to one of our favorite out of town restaurants, Peel in Frederick.  I know what your thinking, Frederick? Well if there is a restaurant worth driving South on I-25 in rush hour for, this is it. Yes, I know for anyone that’s driven that stretch during the brutal after work hours this is saying a lot.  Well in our opinion it isn’t saying enough.  The service is always second to none and the food is always something very special.

We tried a few different favorites from the menu this past week and were not let down.  We started with a delightful beer brewed in collaboration with Berthoud Brewing that you could only get on tap at Peel. This tasty brew is worth making the drive all in itself.  Next the R.R.P. salad was brought out: mixed greens, goat cheese, toasted almonds, herbs and an ancho chili dressing, a great dish to start our meal with a slightly peppery flavor and the creamiest goat cheese imaginable.  Next we ordered the B.P.J pizza and the Nduja and Peroni Pasta.  Every pizza we have tried here has been wonderful; this one has tender belly bacon, house pickled jalapenos, and aged cheddar cheese…so good.  The pasta is something all together too special to even put into words but ill try, Italian beer cream sauce with rosemary over pasta made fresh by Pappardelle’s in Denver.  The slight spice the sausage imparts is something special and just makes you want to come back over and over again for bite after bite.  This is truly one of if not our new favorite pastas we have ever had.  We simply couldn’t get enough.  To finish it off we had a deconstructed peanut butter chocolate pie in a jar…yummmmm.

From the food to the service to the warm cozy feel there aren’t many restaurants we would choose over this one.  The ingredients are always so fresh and the staff is so inviting and friendly. If we lived any closer we would have a real problem on our hands.