Chef Enrique Socarras who put Cuba Cuba on Denver's dining map years ago and has remained active in the industry, will open Revelry Kitchen. The new breakfast, lunch, and brunch spot will be located at 4140 West 38th Avenue at the edge of the hot Berkeley neighborhood. The space was previously occupied by chef William Wahl's Indulge French Bistro, which shuttered in February.
Revelry was created in partnership with Sarah and Vanessa Harris, both seasoned service industry professionals. Socarras says he connected with the ladies to create a restaurant that wasn't "so much about the dollars and cents or a gimmick or a theme or a catchy bait line to get people through the door." Instead, the new space will focus on healthy, continental style breakfast and lunch options, creating a neighborhood-friendly feel.
"There's not much in that neighborhood except for the greasy spoons and the diners, which are fantastic. But I think we'll give that neighborhood, which is up-and-coming and full of young people a healthy option that's not a Starbucks panini," Socarras says.
Socarras, who is part of this year's Denver FIVE, is excited to get back to basics and create his own food once again. His most recent restaurant positions include Suehiro Japanese in Fort Collins and Sushi Sasa in Denver.
The Revelry team is considering adding a bi-monthly set-menu dinner into the mix down the line. As of now, the restaurant is slated for a mid- to late-June opening following a fresh coat of paint and other tweaks to the space.