Oysters and Bordeaux-Style Mignonette Recipe

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Oysters are such a refreshing summer treat, but I always thought they were one of those “restaurant-only” things that were just impossible to do at home. I mean, who even has a oyster knife?! But the truth is, once you learn how to do it (and acquire the knife), it’s really simple. … Read more

Denver’s Olive And Finch Draws On French Inspiration

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  There’s a soft buzz of conversation and the smell of fresh bread. Chalkboard lettering takes you from MENU to ORDER HERE along a line of sugar temptations. Flaky croissants are stacked tall on ornate stands the likes of which you only see in the homes of women who make Pinterest DIYs … Read more

Crêpes n Crêpes: A Provençal Café in Denver

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  Whether a bistro, brasserie, or haute cuisine, many French restaurants in Denver opt for a Parisian feel. Crêpes n Crêpes, however, pays its homage to the provençal French countryside with colorful tablecloths and rustic furniture. The café’s laid back nature reflects its provençal decor. “Sit wherever you’d like,” a warm voice … Read more

Dress Like A Parisian: Navy Cashmere Sweater

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  Great artists steal and great dressers steal from Ines de la Fressange, the deity of French street style. “Who knew that black and navy were made for each other? No one – until Yves Saint Laurent gave us permission to boldly go where no one had gone before… Know how to … Read more

P17: A New Neighborhood Bistro Playing the Long Game

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  It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with, it’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with. -Friends With Benefits (2011) In the dating game of restaurants, there are the total duds and there are the short term flings. And then, there are those long romances. The ones … Read more

A Paris Brest-fast at République, Los Angeles

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  Nuzzled in between a vintage furniture store and a glass shop on La Brea, République is an unassuming LA café with a serious French kitchen. The interior looks like a Parisian street market, with big open community tables and stone walls. Multiple bar tops throughout the vast space invite you to … Read more

All My Food Porn From COCHON 555 {GRAND COCHON} in Aspen

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  This weekend, Eater Denver sent me to the 2014 Grand Cochon in Aspen to eat 1200 lbs of pork (thanks, Eater!). They had me guest-write an article with insider details from the competition, and take a few photos. But I took SO many photos – like so many more than they … Read more

Coming Soon: J’adore! Focus On French-Language Cinema in Denver

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  The U.S. may have Hollywood, but France has Cannes. Film making has been alive and well in France since the nouvelle vague and now it’s coming to Denver for a fantastique film festival called “J’adore.” April 25 – 28, 2013 Presented by France’s major television station, TV5MONDE, in cooperation with Alliance … Read more