a million dollar view

My friend Annissa has been telling me about this restaurant, The Fort, for awhile now. 
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When my dad said he wanted to have game meat I knew we had to check this place out. thefort-014 I kept hearing how amazing the terrace was and it didn’t disappoint.
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I was super thirsty and decided to get one of their non alcoholic drinks that was bitters and seltzer.  It was so good and refreshing!
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We each got an appetizer.  My dad went for the pork empanadas.
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I got the cheese toasts.  Tasty but a little salty.
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Dan went for the Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Do you know what they are?  If not just click on the name.
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Dinner came with pumpkin muffins and sourdough rolls.
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And a salad.
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If you wanted to know, the rocky mountain oysters just tasted like fried, no real flavoring.  I was having trouble figuring out what to order, the waitress recommended the
Sam Arnold's Prime Rib of Buffalo 12 oz. cut of slow roasted buffalo with a New Mexican chile rub.  Served with roasted garlic white cheddar mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.  I should not have ordered something so big!  It was as big as my head!  I got through probably a quarter of it.  WAY too much food.
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Dan ordered the The Fort's Game Plate Our most popular dish! An Elk Chop, Buffalo Filet Medallion, and a grilled teriyaki Quail. Served with Fort potatoes and seasonal vegetable.  I tasted the Elk and it was amazing!
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Dad ordered the Uncle Dick's Buffalo New York Strip Our 14-ounce Kansas City style sirloin strip, grilled to perfection with the bone-in for full flavor.  Served with seasonal vegetables and Fort potatoes.  He finished every bite and really enjoyed it!
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After dinner Dad suggested that we have dessert on the terrace.  While we waited for dessert to come we decided to take some pictures.
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It was beautiful.
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Definitely a million dollar view.
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For dessert Dad ordered the Sam's Famous Cheesecake Sam Arnold's prized recipe. A light creamy cheesecake with graham cracker crust.  He loved every bite of it.
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Dan ordered Vera's Caramel Brownie No chocolate in this one! A warm chewy caramel brownie with walnuts and canola seed. Served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.  I stole a bite, so good!
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I went for the Cast Iron Fresh Fruit Cobbler Seasonal fruit served warm, topped with an oatmeal streusel and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Drizzled with our homemade caramel sauce.  It was mostly cherries and the mixture of sweet and sour was a perfect end to the meal.
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The meal was probably a million calories but it was really fantastic!  I highly recommend checking this place out when you are in Colorado!
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