Tonight, FIRE Restaurant at the brand new Art Hotel will host its opening party. Executive chef Chris Jakubiec, whose culinary pedigree includes cooking in New York City with Alain Ducasse and a most recent stint leading the kitchen at the The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C., has created a menu that is attractive and approachable.
Highlights on the breakfast and brunch menu include jumbo lump crab cake, served with a piquillo pepper puree, zuchinni fritter and a smoked salmon club, where sliced smoked salmon is combined with dill crème fraiche and red onion, tomato, baby arugula and served on toasted brioche. On the dinner menu, guests will find a Colorado lamb chop with "peas & carrots" and a "Meat & Potatoes" plate where a filet of Colorado prime beef is served with baby potatoes, white asparagus, spring garlic and seasonal mushrooms.
Playing on its proximity to the Denver Art Museum, the space of the restaurant and lounge doubles as an art gallery, with works and installations gracing the walls, ceiling and outdoor terrace bar. A custom piece by Joel Otterson features found objects transformed into glamorous chandeliers that add more style to the dining spaces. LA-based artist, Larry Bell, also created custom installations for FIRE restaurant. On the FIRE Terrace, a large-scale Allan Houser sculpture is framed by views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
FIRE Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.