On Aug. 28, popular Latin-Asian fusion restaurant Zengo will temporarily close.
Over the course of about one month, the 10-year-old Riverfront Park spot will undergo major renovations and menu changes. It will reopen in late September or early October.
The physical renovation really sounds like something. We’ll let the press release handle this description:
“The new space … will lead guests around a pivot door, arriving beneath an open timber slot ceiling, housing sculptural origami birds in flight. The suviche counter, robata grill and main bar will extend along windowed views of the Rocky Mountains and Riverfront Park, and the dining area will be encased in an oversized bird cage. Concrete floors with subtle metallic veining will be offset by walnut wood; refined antique cabinets; brushed brass, tile and patina copper accents; leather and cotton fabrics; and a charcoal and blue color palette.”
So, this is really great news if you’d like to dine inside a giant bird cage. Bad news if you’re a contortionist who prefers to eat in very small spaces, like a normal-sized bird cage. (It’s unclear what this means for fans of “The Birdcage.” Probably nothing.)
The new menu is inspired by chef and owner Ricard Sandoval’s travels. Dishes, largely designed for sharing, will include sashimi, ceviches, dim sum, curry, grilled entrees and wok dishes.
You’ve still got some time to dine at the soon-to-be old Zengo. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.