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Sarto’s and Brian Laird Part Ways

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News came last night that Sarto’s opening chef Brian Laird has left the Jefferson Park restaurant. “It’s fair to say we’ve parted ways,” says co-owner Taylor Swallow.

Denver chef James Rugile, who has been cooking on the line for a couple months, will take over. There has been no discussion of titles yet, says Swallow, but Rugile, who is known for opening the late-Venue and working at Mizuna and Beast & Bottle, is a strong lead for the Italian eatery. Rugile will be backed up by Ivan Ceballos and Ryan Baldwin. There’s no word yet on where Laird will land.

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Look for Sarto’s to host a Derby party and launch brunch after Mother’s Day.

2900 W. 25th Ave. 303-455-1400

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