This fall, restaurateur Bryan Dayton (Oak at Fourteenth, Acorn, Brider) in collaboration with chef/partner Amos Watts, will open Spanish restaurant Corrida on the rooftop at 1023 Walnut Street in Boulder. Dayton shared preliminary plans of a new spot in December, but, at that time, neither the name nor concept, much less the chef, were set.
Chef Watts is departing Old Major, where he spent the fifteen months, to take on the new project. He is no stranger to working with Dayton. The two, along with chef/owner Steven Redzikowski, opened Acorn in Denver in September 2013; he stayed with the team through February 2016. At Corrida, Watts is a partner. Chef Redzikowski is not involved in the ownership or operation, though he has consulted with the team on various details.
What to expect? A menu largely inspired by northern Spain’s Basque Country with a main focus on steak restaurants found throughout the region. Seafood dishes that originate around the Mediterranean coast will also be a highlight.
Corrida, a term that loosely translates to bullfight, clues guests into the restaurant’s Spanish roots. Situated on the rooftop level of the building that sits on the former Daily Camera site, Corrida will bring one of Boulder’s only unobstructed mountain views of the Flatirons.