Set in an old Victorian farmhouse, the Century House is Palisade's newest place for fine dining. Focusing on steaks and seafood, the Century House shares facilities and resources with its neighbor, the Packing Shed.
Under the headline, "Upscale Palisade Restaurant, Diner Share Chef, Kitchen," Grand Junction Free Press reporter Sharon Sullivan writes:
"Bruce Jensen grew up in Grand Junction, but he’s cooked all over the country."
"When he came home to start his own diner in Palisade four years ago, he chose the name Packing Shed because his first job was working at the Palisade peach packing shed."
"Now he has an upscale restaurant next door to his diner."
"In December, Jensen opened The Century House, sharing the kitchen with and adjoining the Packing Shed at 349 W. Eighth St."
"Built as a farmhouse in 1905, the Century House was a rented residential property until Jensen bought the building and began turning it into a restaurant two years ago."
"He completely remodeled the old farmhouse, keeping and refinishing the original wood flooring and cabinets. Doors were widened and ramps installed to the century-old building for wheelchair accessibility."
“I wanted to do something different — two restaurants, same property, two menus,” Jensen said."
"Upscale food and a value price is what brings people from both ends of the valley to dine at the Century House, Jensen said."
"Entrees at the Century House include Monterey chicken topped with roasted chiles, jack cheese and guacamole served on Spanish rice for $11; shrimp and crayfish with a Cajun cream sauce served with fettuccini for $12; or vegetarian lasagna for $13."
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