Late last year, chef/restaurateur Lon Symensma, the mastermind behind Cholon Modern Asian Bistro and Cho77, announced plans to open a new restaurant in the Eastbridge Stapleton development that's currently under construction. He has already tapped a chef, Luke Bergman, whom he met while the two were students at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, to head the kitchen, but the place has lacked a name. Earlier today, though, Symensma posted a message on Facebook revealing his choice:
Luke Bergman is quickly going to become one of the Best Chefs in Colorado. Get ready Stapleton, Concourse is coming!
Concourse will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will join several other high-profile concepts in the development, including a new branch of Next Door (from The Kitchen restaurant group) as well as a third outpost of Los Chingones and a new breakfast eatery from Troy Guard.
Bergman moved to Denver from Miami last year and currently has his hands on the pans at ChoLon. In addition to his two Asian-inspired restaurants, Symensma also oversees the food at the Cooper Lounge and is working on developing a larger culinary program for other aspects of Union Station.
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