Denver has got some French spunk. There are actually quite a few French restaurants… I never really realized just how many until after I left.
The restaurant Le Central will always have a place in my heart.
It’s actually where I had one of my first jobs when I was 16. As this was prior to me moving to France for a year of high school, my French skills were decent I didn’t have many opportunities to exchange in the language. I totally had a field day answering the phone “Bonjour, Le Central” really emphasizing that I could handle the French “r”. I remember when French people would walk in I was so nervous to speak with them. I have a vivid memory of when my AP French class went here for lunch together for a field trip my senior year of high school. We were required to order in French (there were French waiters there at the time) and practice certain vocabulary. It seems like another life ago, before I had the knowledge I have now of the language.
When I’m in Denver, my mom and I like to come here for lunch. Traditions are nice.
Le Central is the ‘taste of Provence’ in Denver. Their menu changes daily, and are known in the mile high city for their wonderful moules-frites lunch and weekend brunch. Not to mention that they make their baguettes in-house.
Reservations are recommended.
112 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Tél: 303 863 8094
If you haven’t tried Olivia’s carrot cake, you probably should. This bad boy is as delicious as can be.
One weekend on the countryside, she introduced me to her recipe.
It was one of those relaxing evenings outside the city, gloomy and cold. It was perfect for a little cooking adventure, and I’d always wanted to make carrot cake, especially knowing that hers was to die for. I love the feeling when the oven warms up the room. So, with a glass of red wine in hand, we prepared dessert for my in-laws.
For more of Olivia’s recipes, check out the recipe section of her blog-eroo.
Finally a bit more light is shining in the apartment these days.
My drools of the week are around these.
I love the idea of putting desserts in teacups.
Have you seen Cleopatra’s Bling’s Spring-Summer lookbook? So dreamy.
I can’t wait to explore Oahu thanks to this fabulous guide.
Boy this home is amazing.
Someday I’ll spend some time living in Los Angeles now. For now I’m digging Bloodstream’s Field Guide.
Cherry blossoms everywhere. Gosh, they are so photogenic.
I am getting so excited to discover Moab.
Two weeks until Denver.
Some publication perfection.
Doesn’t frozen Bruges still have charm? I want to go back and sip some delicious Belgian brews.