As Stapleton lures more culinary talent to the burbs, Chef Lon Symensma's third Denver concept, Concourse, is a departure, both in location and cuisine, as he moves into Stapleton’s Eastridge Town Center, at 10195 E. 29th Drive.
With his two previous projects – ChoLon and Cho77 – Symensma’s menus were inspired by his far-reaching travels throughout Asia, bringing Denver traditional dishes found across the exotic Far East, from dim sum to large, family-style plates with authentic flavors for modern palates.
Concourse, rather, will be influenced by the flavors of home, with, what he calls, progressive American cuisine using European technique.
In partnership with Chef Luke Bergman, whom Symensma met in New York City at the Culinary Institute of America, the two chefs are poised to show their range in the kitchen, serving breakfast through dinner and highlighting Colorado ingredients.
LIVstudio and Hive Construction are hard at work on the project in progress. The restaurant, set to open in mid- to late-April, will seat roughly 100 guests inside and 70 more between two expansive patios. Interior highlights include a 14-seat wraparound bar with radiant glass tiling, translucent glass walls separating the kitchen and dining room, and a detailed wooden ceiling installation flowing through the dining room.