Best New Restaurants 2014

March 2014


Neighborhood: Platt Park
Opened: October 2013 


When, after nearly 10 years, Scott Parker left Table 6’s kitchen, you knew he was going to do something big. And so he has at Session Kitchen, where his bold, globally inspired menu stands up to a dining room that doubles as a showcase for 15 artists’ large-form works. The art, which ranges from a multidimensional mobile to graffiti art, creates individual dining spaces within the restaurant. Such multiple personalities demand a chef who can be equally dynamic and unflinching. Parker is up for it. Proof can be found in the deeply flavorful rosemary lamb collar with kabocha squash and griddled plancha bread or the cast-iron dish of pierogies and Brussels sprouts tossed with Frank’s RedHot butter. Parker has always stretched the bounds of textures and flavors, and here he does it with renewed excitement. Session Kitchen is the best concept yet from the Breckenridge-Wynkoop holding group, perhaps because it’s less brewpub (though there is an excellent selection of rotating taps) and more restaurant—one that adds variety to the Platt Park neighborhood. 1518 S. Pearl St., 720-763-3387, sessionkitchen.com


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