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Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s new white tablecloth steak house is already winning awards

Nov 11, 2020

Colorado diners will soon be able to enjoy an unparalleled steakhouse experience that’s already picked up an award from the Colorado Restaurant Association. Monarch Chophouse Food + Beverage manager Daniel Hoctor won the Exceptional Newcomer Signature Dish Award at this year’s Colorado Restaurant Awards ceremony on Tuesday. 

“From the moment Daniel joined us, he’s embraced the brand promise of Monarch Casino Resort Spa, a guest experience that’s second-to-none and a positive work environment for Team Members,” said Food+Beverage Director Kris Thottekat. “We are thrilled he’s been recognized for his dedication and look forward to a bright future at the Monarch Chophouse.” 

Hoctor is implementing an elite level of hospitality at the Monarch Chophouse, featuring thoughtful touches like chilled salad forks and hot towel service. As you would expect, the dining experience at the Monarch Chophouse will be an event that tempts all the senses. 

“The Monarch Chophouse will set the standard for fine dining in Colorado, from sophisticated amuse bouche, little bites created by the chef to tempt the palate before the meal, to mignardise, bite-sized sweets to cap off what will be an unforgettable dining experience,” said Hoctor.  

The Chophouse will also bring the show to the dining room with house specialties like Steak Diane, caesar salad and liquid nitrogen ice cream prepared  .

“Diners will enjoy the sound of the sizzling filet mignon when it first touches the copper pan,” said Hoctor. “The aroma of garlic and shallots dancing with the mustard and spices is followed by a fiery blaze of Cognac that warms the room and excites the senses, making that first bite of the USDA Prime beef tenderloin with organic mushroom Cognac cream sauce an experience diners will never forget.”

Diners will also be able to enjoy signature hand-crafted cocktails like the “Perfect Millionaire Rob Roy” featuring Macallan Rare Cask Scotch, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Carpano Dry Vermouth, Nonino Amaro, Bittermens Transatlantic Bitters.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is gearing up to open its brand new resort expansion, including new dining options: The Buffet, the 24/7 restaurant featuring comfort food favorites any time of the day or night, and coffee shop Java Etc. Monarch Casino Resort Spa is putting the finishing touches on an expanded gaming floor and brand-new 23-story hotel and rooftop spa that will make it Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination. An experience like no other awaits those who make the short drive an hour west of Denver to the heart of Colorado’s second Gold Rush.