South Pearl is pretty cool, even cooler now. With the Breckenridge/Wynkoop’s latest venture in full swing, neighbors and visitors alike are in awe of the new dining adventure – named for a new way of dining – sessioning means sharing. Meals are served in cast-iron pots and priced per person.
What separates this new restaurant is the interior. Concept Director, Lisa Ruskaup and her team set out to design a gallery within a restaurant. Denver Art Matters posted the first look inside Session Kitchen in October before its opening. I made a second visit while food and shift sessions were happening like clock-work.
The experience of Session Kitchen focuses on a menu designed by Chef Scott Parker from Table 6, and, the art. Inside the Kitchen is a dining experience transcending any other except, for perhaps, a gourmet restaurant inside a world-class contemporary art museum.
Here is the latest art added to Session Kitchen. Despite the openness and floor to ceiling glass the Kitchen feels and smells warm and healthy. Art and ambiance take center stage where diners relax with friends for a session of food and drink.
Artist Abner Recinos Meija, Guatemala, ‘Smoke Lady’
Artist Chris Sessions, ‘Full Pipe’