Slated to open in early December, Scott's On Alpine will occupy the space that briefly housed Ella and Radda Trattoria prior to that. The new neighborhood eatery set at 1264 Alpine Avenue is a longtime dream of owner Doug Scott.
Scott, who last served as chef and team Leader for Whole Foods Pearl Street in Boulder, is excited to be back to the restaurant side, which is where his restaurant experience began thirty years ago in California.
Remodeling is underway now and although no major structural changes are planned new colors and lighting will freshen up the space and give it new energy. The owner describes his new venture "casually sophisticated, modern American with international influences." He notes, "I would call it fine dining without an attitude. The food is going to be very good, but I don't want us to take ourselves too seriously. I want to create an atmosphere that's fun, but relaxing, light spirited and worry free."
The plan is to open in phases. First, there will be an extended happy hour starting at 3 p.m. and running until 6:30 p.m. with small plates that average about $10 per plate. Options include the likes of crispy kale chips, Tahitian salad with sashimi, coconut milk and lime, and oven roasted oysters with garlic and parmesan to name a few in the works on the menu. Next will be a dinner menu where individual pizzas, fish, meat, and pastas will be featured. Weekend brunch and lunch will follow.
The focus will be on seasonality, with a menu that will rotate at least four times a year. Scott will serve natural foods, local and organic whenever possible, and the liquor, beer, and wine will be either domestic but primarily Colorado-based. Although Scott won't entirely cater to gluten-free or dairy-free, he will ensure there are always options catering to allergies, families, and the neighborhood they reside in.
Stay tuned for more photos post-remodel to learn more of Scott's on Alpine's opening.