Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea recently added some new items to their menu, including an autumn spice latte, a cinnamon matcha latte and a sticky chai latte for the fall season. Other additions to the menu include fresh hearty salads and breakfast sandwiches.
Dan Gamoran – culinary director, explained some of the recent additions in more detail. While many drinks and exilirs are seasonal, most of the meals will be available year round.
Gamoran said they now offer a Red Rocks Breakfast Burrito, which comes with scrambled eggs, black bean puree, roasted fingerling potatoes, poblano and onion rajas, shredded cheese and salsa roja has become a fan favorite. Guests have also been enjoying the Master of Naan, an egg white naan with shakshuka spread, baby kale and feta cheese.
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Aside from these options, he said the bacon, egg and cheese breakfast Sammy, hearty turkey and havarti sandwich and the autumn spice latte have become some of the most popular so far.
Gamoran added that Fairgrounds uses local vendors to get the freshest products available, and that the new menu includes products that are more readily available during COVID-19.
“There have been a lot of shortages and out of stock items, especially with some of the proteins we used to purchase,” Gamoran said. “I go through an R&D process to come up with the menu, work through different flavor pairings and textures so there is something for everyone and go through reports of what is popular and what isn’t.”
Due to COVID-19, everything is now being served in disposable packaging to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
“We are taking team member temperatures before beginning their shifts. Gloves are being used in every aspect of the kitchen from putting orders away and washing produce, to preparing food, which we were always doing,” Gamoran said. “And of course masks are being worn at all times.”
While Fairgrounds is currently allowing customers to dine in, Gamoran said they also recently launched a Fairgrounds app to make it more convenient for guests to order pickup or delivery.