October is for Francophiles – Denver Goes French!


There are quite a few things going on in Denver this month to please all you Francophiles out there. Here are a few events I’m looking forward to:


POPULAIRE at the SIE Film Center
Shows Daily at 4:30 7:00 (NO 7:00 show Wed or Thurs)

Replacing this past week’s French film, Thérèse, is Populaire. This Mad Men inspired Rom-Com is sure to be amazing, staring Déborah François and Romain Duris. The SIE Film Center puts on a great French-language film festival every year and I’m always impressed with their selection of French cinema.


Classic Techniques: Essentials class at Cook Street
Monday, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Live out your top-chef fantasy in this course, focused on the basic techniques behind French cooking. You’ll learn the basics of eggs, knife skills, proper grilling techniques, cold sauces and their uses, and all about roasting.

$389 for 4 classes.

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Classic Techniques: French class at Cook Street
Tuesday, October 15th, 22nd 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jacques Pepin has nothing on us… well, he does, but perhaps we can narrow the gap a bit with a 2-part class on classic techniques, focused in the Provence and Burgundy regions of France. A complete meal with wine is included with each class — which, let’s face it, is really the main motivation behind cooking anyway.

$189 for 2 classes.



Passport to Paris at the Denver Art Museum
October 27, 2013 – February 9, 2014

Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are all on display starting at the end of this month. Take your eyes on a journey that typically only French eyes have the pleasure of seeing.

Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

Which French events are you most excited about in October? Do you prefer your Francophilia in food, cinema, or fine art?