For more than a decade, Jing has served Asian fusion dishes that span sushi to steaks in Denver. Now the restaurant that converts into a lounge on the weekends plans to open in the former 8,600-square-foot Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse space at Downtown Summerlin.
Spencer Altschul, the vice president of operations for Jing, says this location will be a little different from the locations in Greenwood Village and Aspen by incorporating a nightlife feel to the space. “We’re taking inspiration from the new spots around the Strip such as Yellowtail and Catch,” Altschul says.
He works with Charlie Huang, owner of his eponymous restaurant group and a former protege of chef Akira Back. The menu features dishes such as king crab tempura, fried rice with duck or lobster, crispy honey chicken, Mongolian steak, some wok dishes, hamachi, and yellowtail jalapeño yuzu. Altschul says some new dishes, such as a wagyu hot rock, focus on presentation and how the dish arrives at the table.
But later at night, the restaurant gets a little darker and turns into more of a “social lounge,” especially Thursdays through Saturdays.
The space will have a dark look with splashes of color and “Instagrammable moments” with neon signs and wallpaper throughout. A sliding glass door opens to the outdoor patio.
The restaurant plans to serve lunch, dinner, and a Sunday brunch when it opens in May.
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