The Special Ingredient

The Most Italian Burrata in Denver

The Most Italian Burrata in Denver

Most of the produce served at Wildflower comes from local Colorado farmers. But the new LoHi restaurant goes further to source a few of its specialty menu items.

Wildflower, a new cocktail bar and restaurant in Denver’s Lower Highlands, draws its inspiration from the Western landscape—and the neighborhood’s Italian roots. Chef Will Harris sources mostly from local farms and producers to serve dishes that have a personal connection to the land. But in staying true to Wildflower’s subtle Italian influences, Harris searched thousands of miles away for the perfect burrata.

Where do you source the burrata you serve at Wildflower?

We source our burrata from Caseificio Ignalat, a farm in Italy. They specialize in fresh cheeses that are most typical of the Apulia region.

Where is it located?

In Apulia, a region in southern Italy near the Itria valley known for its olive oil and white wine production.

What makes this location so special?

The grass in the Apulia region is very rich in mineral salts. The cows graze on this grass, making the milk and cheese unlike anywhere else in the world. Beyond the natural features of the land, cows and buffalo receive the best treatment from the farmers, who care for the animals as if they were people. They enjoy an incredibly high quality of life, which ultimately translates to the milk and cheese they produce.

How long does it take to get to Denver?

We fly our cheeses fresh from Italy every week. Our burrata and Mozzarella Di Bufala arrive in Denver less than 36 hours after the farmers make them.

Best dishes to try at Wildflower?

Try the Burrata Pugliese, prepared with grilled rosemary toast, pistachio, black pepper, and olive oil.

Did you know that Travel + Leisure just named Italy their 2021 destination of the year? There’s never been a better time to discover the tastes of Italy right here in LoHi. Pair your Burrata Pugliese with a Wildflower Negroni to enjoy a socially distant aperitivo at home this winter. Head to the Wildflower website for takeout and delivery.

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