Conceived and developed by nationally acclaimed Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants, the space features a 90-seat restaurant where guests can relax amidst dark wood paneling and 8 foot high backed banquets opposite large picture windows that offers the best view of the city. An open kitchen lets you in on all the action. Chef serves up an extensive menu focusing on “Progressive American” cuisine.
8UP Drinkery & Kitchen is located on the rooftop at 350 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Enter via private driveway entrance on Chestnut Street offering valet parking and an elevator that spirits patrons right up to the rooftop for elevated drinking and dining. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 502.631.4180.
Chef Jacob Coronado
Coronado has built his culinary skills working under many renowned chefs including: Bradley Manchester, Gerald Chin, Steve Gotham and Bryan Fyler of the Cosmopolitan; Todd Stein and Benjamin Benbow were great mentors to him as well. He cites some of his greatest culinary influences as Michael Voltaggio, Grant Achatz, John Besh, and Thomas Keller.
The Chef’s feelings come across in the food he serves. As Coronado puts it, “I love to push the boundaries of ingredients while respecting them at the same time. Over the years my passion for food has blossomed into passion and respect for the restaurant industry as a whole. I love everything about what we do!”
Beverage Director, Clay Livingston
Clay’s training, in addition to his thirteen-plus years of experience, has given him an appreciation for the classic cocktails. The skills that he has honed he now passes along to his staff during regular training sessions. While he remains true to the classics, Clay has developed a reputation for using ingredients that are not always associated with standard cocktail recipes. Some of his modifications include combining an old fashioned and a bourbon and coke using a Mexican coke reduction, and combining gin, ginger, and lychee in his award winning Sparkling Sapphire. These creative twists he devises always surpass the taste test; after all, “at the end of the day, it’s all about crafting a cocktail that tastes sensational,” as Livingston puts his philosophy.