How to Make Salad Dressing Like the French

  Making your own salad dressing is not only a cheap alternative to store-bought vinaigrettes, but it’s also very French! The following recipe is a classic French trick taught to me by one of my favorite Parisian friends. It’s tasty, eco-friendly, and simple. Here’s what you need: A jar of mustard (I … Read more

Dorchester Social {Preview} Farm Dinner


  I first met Chef Michel “Michou” Wahaltere when the Belgian-born and trained chef was slinging hot dogs from a truck on Market Street in Denver. A big, toothy smile and a menu of dogs featuring chef Michel’s take on international themes, Chicago Louie’s was a staple of the Thursday ballpark lunch … Read more

Bistro Vendôme – A Little Paris in Larimer Square


  Denver may be 4889 miles from the Place Vendôme in Paris, but Bistro Vendôme is serving up little tastes of Paris right from Larimer Square. Decor: A Room With A View With a decor that harkens back to the city’s humble bistros, Bistro Vendôme is full of charm. While I’m certainly … Read more

Joyeux Noël – A Holiday Gift List for the Francophile


  Whether you’re looking for that cadeau parfait for the special francophile in your life or just want to give a little “hint-hint” to Santa’s elves this year, here’s a list of French-inspired gifts for the holiday season: Note: I have not received any compensation from any of these vendors and will … Read more