Not even a massive storm that swept through Genesee and pulverized the rest of the metro area Wednesday night could dampen the spirits of media members gathered at the new Hideaway Kitchen + Bar to see the space renovation and sample fine fare from new Executive Chef Nick Shankland, who laid out an impressive spread.
The restaurant, owned by Alan Zizmor, closed its doors in December and reopened in April with the new chef, new general manager Scott Tallman, a Denver restaurant veteran, and a new attitude.
Zizmor, who largely relied on area locals who have supported the restaurant through its growing pains, largely change the menu to a shared plates concept, and let Shankland, whose resume includes stints at Colt & Gray, Old Major and Central Bistro, work his culinary magic on the menu.
Our group was treated to tasting portions of fig, tomato and white chocolate salad off the lunch menu, farro risotto off the vegetarian side, mussels and manilla clams from the seafood list, house made sausage from the farm category, fried naked chicken and pork ribs from the comfort food list, crabcake Benedict off the brunch menu and cherry hand pie with sour ice cream for dessert.
Each course was beautifully paired with wine and cocktail samples.
Hideaway features a gorgeous outdoor patio with humongous umbrellas, which shielded us from the downpour. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, along with Sunday brunch. For reservations and more information, go to www.hideawaykitchen.com or call 303-526-0556.