The ten best new restaurants in Denver
2335 East 28th Avenue
Peter Ryan, former executive chef/instructor at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, is proof that those who teach can also do. In October he opened his own restaurant, the forty-seat Plimoth, in an off the-beaten-path spot in North City Park. "We're doing approachable and classical European food in a relaxed and chill space," says Ryan. "This is simple food -- there are no spun sugar towers here -- done really well, and I have the most amazing staff with me. We're cooking the food we like to eat, and we hope that everyone else will want to join us."
9) Session Kitchen
1518 South Pearl Street
Session Kitchen, which the Wynkoop-Breckenridge group opened this past October, is a stunning space, with enough art installations and independently designed drinking and dining spaces to make it look like a contemporary museum; it's the creative embodiment of "disparate things together." The menu, buzzing with ingredients from milk jam to black-truffle vinaigrette, is equally adventuresome, incorporating the creative concept director's "East-meets-West vibe" and what chef Scott Parker calls "the way people used to eat...preserving, pickling, fermentation, curing."
2461 Larimer Street
Upper Larimer is experiencing a serious case of sugar shock now that Sugarmill, the dessert bar and lounge that Noah French, pastry chef of TAG, opened in late November, is teasing everyone who walks through the door with extravagant display cases of cookies and cupcakes, French macarons and fat muffins, cakes and croissants, parfaits and tarts. The alluring sweets, all of which are created in an open display kitchen where French is front and center, are complemented by a lunch menu of sandwiches and salads and a dinner menu that highlights heartier dishes like turkey pot pie and short-rib tortellini.
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