There's something old-fashioned and romantic about dinner and a night at the theater, but modern lifestyles and downtown traffic can make a romantic dinner over wine more harried than relaxing. To keep up with the times, Centerplate Hospitality and the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group closed the Limelight Supper Club & Lounge at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in early January, and just unveiled its replacement, Prelude + Post.
Todd Moore, district manager for Centerplate, says that the new restaurant offers "a more communal experience, with snacks, small plates and shared plates, and more communal tables," for a more relaxed and casual experience than the Limelight's service style.
"We'll still have many of the classic favorites from the Limelight," he adds, "retooled from previous three- to four-course meals with wine pairings, which could be challenging before a show."
The menu at Prelude + Post, which opened last week, will be supplemented with produce from Blue Bear Farm, located on the grounds of the Colorado Convention Center nearby. The restaurant's new accoutrements include an outdoor lounge with heaters extending out onto the promenade, making a great place for people watching or to enjoy brunch offered before all matinee shows. Inside, rotating artworks from local artists will be for sale.
Prelude + Post is located at 1335 Curtis Street and will be open before and after all shows at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. See the restaurant's website for a complete calendar, and call 720-227-9984 for reservations.