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$70  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 6/24
5:15 PM & 7:45 PM


5-Course Tribute to the Far East Tasting Event

A staunch survivor of today’s tumultuous restaurant scene (having opened in 2010), this Asian fusion eatery debuted as a James Beard Finalist for “Best New Restaurant in America” and has appeared on such Best Of Lists over the years as 5280’s “Denver’s Best Restaurants” and Thrillist’s “Best Dumplings in Denver.” ChoLon translates to “big market” in Vietnamese. It also includes the first name of Chef/Owner Lon Symensma, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America whose previous credits include Two-Michelin-Starred Roger Vergé’s Moulin Mougin and Jacques Chibois’ La Bastide Saint Antoine, as well as Award-Winning Buddakan in NYC. Diners enjoy such fare here as kaya toast with coconut jam and egg cloud, cornbread takoyaki with octopus, kimchi fried rice, braised pork vindaloo, miso-glazed salmon, and assorted dumplings and bao buns. Leave room too for great desserts like smoked chocolate ginger s’mores and 5-spiced doughnuts with Vietnamese coffee ice cream. ChoLon’s environment is also stunning, with its high ceilings, giant windows, and marble floors. “There’s a yin-and-yang energy to Symensma’s food, a wonderful tension between the earthy and the ethereal,” raves CN Traveler, so we are super excited to spend an evening here!

About the Host:

Lon Symensma


After serving as exec chef for Award-Winning Buddakan in NYC, Chef Lon Symensma headed west in 2010 to open ChoLon. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he previously honed his craft at Two-Michelin-Starred Roger Vergé’s Moulin Mougin and Jacques Chibois’ La Bastide Saint Antoine (as well as San Sebastian’s famed Arzak.) He is a protégé of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, helping to open Jean-Georges Shanghai in 2001.

The Lineup

Courses #1-#4 will be served family style. Course #5 will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Pom Pom Shrimp

    mango sambal, lemongrass, coconut

  2. Thai Brussels Sprouts

    minced pork, makrut lime

  3. Short Rib "Bánh Mì"

    scallion pancake, sriracha mayonnaise

  4. Lemongrass Chicken Satays

    turmeric, cashew coconut, cabbage cup

  5. Chocolate Mousse Cake

    strawberry rhubarb, ginger anglaise


1520 16th St Mall

Denver, CO 80202

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.

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