SAGE RESTAURANT GROUP EXPANDS WITH SECOND DEPARTURE RESTAURANT LOCATION IN DENVER

SAGE RESTAURANT GROUP EXPANDS WITH SECOND DEPARTURE 
RESTAURANT LOCATION IN DENVER

With expansion, famed Departure chef Gregory Gourdet is promoted to Culinary Director of the Departure Brand

DENVER (March 16, 2016)—Sage Restaurant Group (SRG) – the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful and locally-focused food and beverage experiences – is bringing its celebrated Departure Restaurant concept to Denver in Summer 2016. With the expansion, celebrated chef Gregory Gourdet – former Executive Chef of the flagship Departure Restaurant in Portland and a recent runner-up on Bravo’s Top Chef – is promoted to Culinary Director of the Departure Restaurant Brand.

Known for his ability to create highly flavorful, Asian-inspired dishes using minimal ingredients, Gourdet’s culinary finesse has earned Departure Portland several culinary accolades and propelled Gourdet himself to celebrity chef status. In his new role, Gourdet will be responsible for overseeing menu development and implementation as well as upholding brand standards at both Departure Restaurant locations.

“I am so grateful to SRG for always empowering me to create food experiences at Departure that truly reflect who I am as a chef” says Gourdet, “I cannot wait to broaden the reach of the Departure brand by bringing those same food experiences to Denver.”

With details about the Denver Departure forthcoming, SRG has revealed that the restaurant will serve the same pan-Asian inspired cuisine as the Portland location. Unlike Departure Portland, which interiors are designed to mimic an ocean liner to evoke a sense of exploration, Departure Denver’s design and d├ęcor are inspired by luxury air travel.

“SRG continues to grow its portfolio of outstanding, locally-focused restaurants,” says SRG Co-Founder Peter Karpinski. “Chef Gregory has played a major role in increasing SRG’s popularity and recognition in the industry, allowing for the company’s continued growth, and we are excited for this opportunity to take his incredible talents even further.”  

About Sage Restaurant Group

Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded by restaurateur Peter Karpinski, creates locally-inspired experiences where food, drink and design meet and mix. These independent restaurants, adjacent to hotels, deliver exceptional catering and in-room dining experiences. Wherever they are located, Sage Restaurant Group’s concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. For more information, please visit www.sagerestaurantgroup.com.

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