The newest edifice in the Golden Triangle Museum District, an area that includes the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and History Colorado, is the aptly named Art Hotel. And since no hotel is complete without a restaurant, the Art Hotel will unveil Fire Lounge and Terrace when it opens in June. Fire, and the hotel's entire culinary program, will be run by executive chef Chris Jakubiec, most recently of Plume, inside Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Hotel.
Fire will be located on the fourth floor of the 165-room hotel and will feature an outdoor terrace overlooking Broadway and downtown Denver. The main dining room will house an art collection that includes chandeliers made from found objects by artist Joel Otterson, sculptures on the terrace by Allan Houser and other works from Larry Bell. (Remember his Solar Fountain, aka the "Giant Cup of Soup," that once graced the Sculpture Park outside the Denver Performing Arts Complex?) Jakubiec's menu will feature "refined yet playful" New American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal Colorado ingredients.
“The menu is designed to be social and approachable, while incorporating cooking techniques that elevate classic ingredients,” Jakubiec says. ”Our dishes are inspired from the energy of the city and the exciting cultural shift towards progressive dining and art forms.
Fire will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. Dinner will be served until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m Friday through Sunday.
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Artist's rendering of Fire Lounge & Terrace.
Courtesy of the Art Hotel.