The June installment of Uchibā’s Uncommon Ramen, the monthly series featuring innovative collaborations with Uchibā’s Chef de Cuisine Alex Astranti and notable chefs from around the country. Since launching in 2017, the Uncommon Ramen series has featured such celebrated chefs as Tommy Lee, Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, among others.
Alex Seidel is chef-owner of Fruition Restaurant, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Füdmill and Chook. Alex, Fruition and Mercantile have been fortunate to find themselves featured as Chef of the Year and in Best Restaurant rankings in numerous local and national magazines and guides including Denver Magazine, 5280, Bon Appétit, Gayot, and Zagat; alumni from the restaurants have gone on to receive similar honors. Seidel has been the recipient of many accolades, including Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef in 2010, Chef of the Year titles from local media including Denver Magazine and 5280. Seidel was awarded the 2018 James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Southwest.” In addition to his restaurants, Seidel owns Fruition Farms Creamery, Colorado’s first artisan sheep’s milk creamery, located in Larkspur, Colorado.
Seidel participates in numerous off-site events for both charitable and fine dining experiences. He enjoys furthering the culture of cuisine all the while staying down to earth and championing such causes as food advocacy, mindful eating habits and waste. Becoming a chef and a business owner has allowed him to hone his impressive skills while controlling the ingredients and the sourcing of his provisions.
The remaining 2019 Uncommon Ramen series line-up includes:
- Monday, July 29 – Chef BJ Smith of Smokehouse Tavern and Kim Jong Smokehouse in Portland, Oregon, and Smokehouse Provisions in Vancouver, Washington
- Monday, September 30 – Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito of New York’s Don Angie
- Monday, October 28 – Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent on Milwaukee’s East Side
Grab a reservation by calling (214) 855-1354.