Less than a year after Ambria opened on the 16th Street Mall in the former home of Ling & Louie's, the last vestiges of its time there are about to disappear.
It was a wild twelve months for Ambria, which opened last November, kicked its starting chef to the curb early on, then closed ten days ago ... More >>
It's been an...interesting year for Ambria, the American-Mediterranean restaurant that managing partner Steve Halliday opened on the 16th Street Mall in November 2011. Halliday, who revamped the space, a former Ling & Louie's where he was also a partner, brought in a big-name chef in Jeremy Kittelso ... More >>
This week's review took me to Ambria, the restaurant that opened on the 16th Street Mall last November and where, a few months ago, I had a near-perfect meal when the kitchen was under the control of Jeremy Kittelson. Shortly after that dinner, though, Kittelson was fired and Gabe Balenzuela took ov ... More >>
Ambria, which opened last November, was on our short list of contenders for Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2012 -- until, just days after a marvelous meal there and a few weeks before the issue was going to press, chef/part-owner Jeremy Kittelson was fired, and partners Steve Halliday and ... More >>
Ambria got off to a fast start at the end of last year. Just two weeks after Ling & Louie's closed on the 16th Street Mall, the Mediterranean-New American restaurant opened its doors in the same spot, with Ambria's kitchen manned by exec chef Jeremy Kittelson, who was a part-owner in the operation.
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In early March, after Jeremy Kittelson, the opening exec chef of Ambia, was canned during a to-the-point meeting at the Cheesecake Factory, he made it clear that he wanted to stay in Denver: "I really want to find another restaurant, where we can do the same caliber of great cuisine that we did at A ... More >>
At the end of last year, we published our list of the ten best restaurants that had opened in 2011 -- as we saw them at the time. Over the next few months, though, as we prepared for the Best of Denver 2012, we had a chance to really digest what the 300 new restaurants had brought to the city, and o ... More >>
The last meal I had at Ambria was stunning. From the crisp, goat-cheese-and-almond-studded raw carrot salad to roasted beets pooled with celery root pesto to a well-cooked ribeye, it was one of the few meals I had all year that was truly close to perfect. By the time I'd scraped my dessert plate cle ... More >>
On Friday, Lori Midson broke the news that Jeremy Kittelson, the exec chef at Ambria (and a partner in the four-month-old restaurant) had been fired in the middle of Denver Restaurant Week. "I was relieved of my position -- told, simply, that it wasn't working out -- and I'm really saddened, because ... More >>
Last week, I broke the news that Jeremy Kittelson, the opening chef of Ambria, had been fired during the height of Denver Restaurant week -- one of the busiest weeks of the year and an incredibly risky (some would say incredibly stupid) time to boot your executive chef off the line. When I spoke wit ... More >>
Some of the best food I've had this year came from the kitchen of Ambria, a Mediterranean-New American restaurant on the 16th Street Mall, whose line was built -- and quarterbacked -- by Jeremy Kittelson, a brilliant kitchen magician whose culinary background is more than impressive: He cooked at Vo ... More >>
"This scallop recipe is a simple, seasonal dish that can be easily executed by a home cook -- and it's a definite crowd-pleaser," says Ambria executive chef Jeremy Kittelson, who's featured in this week's Chef and Tell interview. The agrodolce, which means "sweet and sour" in Italian, can be made in ... More >>
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This is part one of my chef and tell interview with Jeremy Kittleson, exec chef of Ambria. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow.
Before Jeremy Kittelson opened Ambria in mid-November, he conducted a tasting, and while h ... More >>
Lori MidsonVeal sweetbreads at Ambria.The space at the Tabor Center that's now home to Ambria, chef/owner Jeremy Kittelson's restaurant that opens today, was a Ling & Louie's just two weeks ago...but it's undergone an amazing transformation.
Still, it's hard to focus on the surroundings when ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhat a month for restaurant openings. Coohills, a French-influenced restaurant from Tom and Diane Coohill, flung the doors open to the public last Wednesday; Ambria unlocks its doors tomorrow, with chef Jeremy Kittelson presiding over the kitchen; District Meats, New York restaura ... More >>
Lori MidsonBack in September, Jeremy Kittelson, ex-chef of Restaurant Avondale at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon -- which will soon be Cima, a Latin kitchen from chef Richard Sandoval -- left his mountain gig for the bright lights of Denver, specifically the 16th Street Mall, wh ... More >>
Five years ago, Scottsdale-based Ling & Louie's opened its first restaurant in Northfield at Stapleton, bringing the city an outpost of the small Asian-fusion chain that serves far Eastern twists on everything from meatloaf to mussels in addition to plenty of noodle bowls, potstickers and fri ... More >>
Jeremy Kittelson, right, with Mario Batali Jeremy Kittelson, the former executive chef of Restaurant Avondale at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon (which, by the way, was recently sold to Richard Sandoval, who owns La Sandia, Tamayo and Zengo in Denver and Venga Venga in Snowmass Vil ... More >>