Fancy Schmancy at the Brown Palace

I think of the Brown Palace in Denver as the place to go for high tea, donning your best manners and fascinator (like Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding).  I’m partially correct, come to find out this 119 year old establishment has historic desserts which are classic (like Jackie O), but comforting (like an old pair of sweatpants).

The Cobbler at the Ship Tavern, one of 3 restaurants at the Brown Palace, for instance.  When I think of cobbler, I think of a classic American dish served hot out of the oven and dolloped with heaping mounds of ice cream…

This Blackberry Cobbler, however,  is made with a biscuit style cobbler dough (all buttery and delicious) with fresh blackberries macerated (lay terms = soaked) in pernot and fresh thyme.  It’s a sophisticated grouping of flavors that should only be eaten with your pinky up…while wearing your comfiest of clothes, of course.

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  • September 1, 2011

    Lori Lavender Luz

    I would put my pinky up for that. Looks yummy!

  • September 1, 2011

    Melissa @imaginationsoup


  • September 1, 2011


    I’ve always wanted to know what macerated means in cooking and I always forget to look it up. Thank you. I have the Brown Palace high tea on my list 🙂

  • September 1, 2011

    Karen Harris

    Oh my word, what a beautiful dessert. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything else from such a lovely place. Thanks for sharing.