With generations of fans of La Loma curious about the team’s next move, Brinkerhoff Hospitality is at last close to introducing its American-focused concept to Lone Tree.
First announced in January 2016 and now looking at an October arrival, the distinctive A-frame roofed Sierra Restaurant has dropped the “grill” from its original name to avoid any dining preconceptions.
Now hiring, staff are being prepped for a kitchen featuring a wood-fired grill, pizza oven and rotisserie.
Located on an enviable raised corner site, Sierra sits close to the Cabela's retail store at the intersection of the RidgeGate Parkway and Cabela Drive. The 8,445-square-foot lodge is designed to visually “bookend” the exterior of the retail store to the east.
Featuring patio dining on one side of the building and an outdoor deck on the other, early plans included a fire pit, water features, booth seating and a large, 30-seat, horseshoe-shaped central bar.
Menus teased earlier this year give a hint of the thought process at work in the future kitchen, including choices of Louisiana brisket sliders, Hatch green chili, grilled gulf shrimp salad, plus ribs, fajitas and steak prepared on a mesquite and applewood grill and a Colorado Palisade peach cobbler for dessert.
Owners Williams and Mark Brinkerhoff successfully moved La Loma from Jefferson Park downtown to 1801 Broadway last November, continuing four decades of Mexican dining tradition.