French Influences

Denver activities to help you channel your inner Francophile

It’s kind of a big deal. The Denver Art Mueseum is currently hosting the largest Claude Monet exhibit in the country for the past 25 years—and we are one of only two cities in the world to get it (the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, will host the show this spring). Best to reserve your tickets now, at, before the show departs on February 2. 

And if you really want to channel your inner Francophile, pair the exhibit with a Denver French restaurant. Le Bilboquet, an esteemed Manhattan-based French eatery, recently opened a 303 outpost at 3rd and St. Paul in Cherry Creek, and it’s divine and sumptuous, with blue-velvet banquettes, fresh-cut flowers and a cozy lounge fireplace. The menu offers a wide selection of simple, classic French-bistro fare. For a more modern take, head to Morin on 15th Street, where Denver chef Max MacKissock creates refined yet inventive dishes in a chic atmosphere. Both are great options for a post-Monet-exhibit date night.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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