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Apple Blossom will close after two years in downtown Denver hotel

The restaurant from siblings Paul and Aileen Reilly will close on Friday, Dec. 8

The bar area and the restaurant ...
Josie Sexton, The Denver Post
The bar area and the restaurant beyond it at Apple Blossom in the new Hyatt Centric hotel in downtown Denver.
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When siblings Paul and Aileen Reilly debuted a new restaurant inside the Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver hotel two years ago, it felt like a real win for the fans of their old Uptown farm-to-table spot Beast + Bottle.

Beast + Bottle, which highlighted seasonal Colorado ingredients, had closed its doors in June 2021, but Apple Blossom, at 822 18th St., was a way for the Reillys to carry on its legacy.

Goodbyes are never easy, especially a second time around. The sibling duo announced on Tuesday that they have decided to close their hotel restaurant on Friday, Dec. 8.

“The Beast + Bottle Group is working with the Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver team to pass on the beautiful restaurant space to hotel operators, who will transition it to a new, more casual dining concept for hotel guests,” the owners wrote on Instagram.

They didn’t reveal the name of the upcoming restaurant, however, which won’t be affiliated with the Beast + Bottle Group.

Apple Blossom’s brunch, lunch and dinner menus celebrated the best of America’s ingredients sourced from regional farmers, ranchers and purveyors.

For those who will miss a famous Reilly brunch, Coperta, the siblings’ Italian restaurant in Denver, started its first brunch service this past weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays at 400 E. 20th Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., guests can enjoy the food and wine of Rome and Southern Italy, including Roman street fritters and a Sicilian gelato sandwich.

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