Chef Lon Symensma has a serious culinary pedigree. That’s why Denver foodies were extremely excited when he decided to partner with Culinary Institute of America classmate Alicia Deters to create ChoLon, his first restaurant, ChoLon, in the LoDo area of downtown Denver.
After stints at Buddakan & Spice Market in New York, and time in Michelin starred restaurants in France and Spain, Chef Lon came to Denver with a lot of top shelf culinary experience under his belt.
But it was his experiences traveling through Southeast Asia that have influenced ChoLon’s menu the most definitively. The menu is packed with finely crafted versions of the street food that defines the culinary culture in places like Vietnam – pot stickers, spring rolls, dumplings, and more all have a place here.
These simple food items shine when given the royal treatment in Chef Lon’s skilled culinary hands. 5280 Magazine gave the ChoLon menu 3.5 stars out of 4 and Yelp is full of lengthy, raving reviews of Chef Lon’s simple yet powerful creations.
Taking the fundamental building blocks of Southeast Asian cuisine and fusing them with the mature culinary tactics of top European restaurants has earned Chef Lon a nomination for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Choice Awards.
Tundra Restaurant Supply is a proud partner of ChoLon Bistro and Chef Lon is one of our favorite customers. We’re extremely excited to see him nominated for this award and we’d like to encourage everyone to cast a vote for Chef Lon before March 11th!