Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Goodbye and Thank you

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me at O's steak and seafood for the past 3 and 1/2 years. It is time for me to move on to bigger and better things. I walk away happy and excited to work on a project that I have been planning for the last 2 years.

Top 5 Things I will not miss

1. Getting sick 45 minutes after eating in the cafeteria
2. The ridiculous circa 1960's chefs hat they made me wear
3. Being open 365-24-7
4. Cooking a "pop-up" for 150
5. No music

Top 5 Things I will miss
1. The Strabucks machine in the lobby
2. The limitless supply of liquid nitrogen
3. Some of the people
4. Being able to order 20 lobsters, a piece of foie and some kobe
5. The engineering department


chef fred said...

Hi Chef,
Haven't talked to you in awhile but I've still been reading your blog. I always enjoy it and hope you keep it up in your future. Change is always exciting, I think that's what draws us to cooking.

Good Luck

Anonymous said...


You did great things at O's and you will be missed I am sure but as you said better things await. Give me a call some time. Lets have lunch. Chef Dave Omni Interlocken.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Ian hate to see you leave. Is this immediate? Loved coming to try your foods. Was in there 6 or so times and took the cooking class with you in denver with my wife. Not sure if you still have my email, but I really want to know where you end up. Thanks for the amazing meals!


Unknown said...

We enjoyed your tasting menus. I hope you stay in the Denver area.

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Enjoyed the meals I had at O's the past few years. Best of luck with the new project! -Anne

Anonymous said...

Hay Ian...I'm not sorry to see u leave, because i know this just means you will be moving on to better things in your career. O's was just another stop in your journey as a growing chef. Good luck to you on your new project, if it's in the Denver metro area u can b sure i will be stopping in. Banzai!

Ginger B Reynolds
(of the late La Vie Sucree)

hi! said...

Thanks for the best dinner my wife and I ever had! (#100, I was the chemist who dunked his flower in LN) I'll be keeping a close eye on your blog in case you get another gig in Colorado. Best of luck and thanks again!

Anonymous said...

My wife and I went to O's several times for anniversaries and Valentine's Day because we always new the menu would be great. We'll look for your next adventure.

ClaireWalter said...

You have been quite a following, and they'll be looking forward to your next stop -- hopefully here in metro Denver. As others have said, please keep us posted on your blog or some other way.

Claire @

Mike said...

Crap! Please tell me whatever you're doing next is still local. I'm the guy who asked for the foie gras space foam, I still want it! Best of luck on your next project, keep us posted on the blog.

Unknown said...

Wow! I knew this was coming, but didn't expect it so quickly. Ian, you really brought a great dining experience to Os. Can't wait to see what you are up to next. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Ian .... send an email when you get a chance ... the only one i have for you is the westin one. i have a few things up my sleeve coming out soon!! And I want to hear what you are going to be doing next. Larimer Square?

Unknown said...

Exciting! Cant wait to hear what the new project is! Good Luck!

Cosmos Kitchen said...

I hope that you still keep up with the blog.
Hakan Cosmos

Unknown said...

I have been a quite reader of your site for some time now, thanks for all the great info and lets continue the learning process of what food is and what food can become

Todd Ruiz

Unknown said...

I am disappointed to read this, I have enjoyed reading your blog and have been planning on trying one of your menus soon, sorry to hear that I won't get the chance now. I sure hope that you resurface with similar menus somewhere else in the Denver metro area! Good luck!

Moody said...

Good luck, and don't change. Keep on blogging. You have inspired and filled us w/ ideas!

BeezyMelt said...


This is Brian Melton, formerly of Denver Magazine (they fired my risk-taking ass in June shortly after we visited you at O's and after I took your Gastro-class). Just wanted to wish you well with what's next, we're lucky to have you in Denver.

PS. That being said, I would love to work with you and for you when you get yourself settled and back in the kitchen. With 15 years bartending and waiting experience, I'd be honored.