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FOR THE DISCERNING PALATE

 

Une soirée chez Claude Monet

                                                                   

        

Restaurateurs, Café owners and Bar Managers  - 

 

Make an Impression!  Invite your guests to one of our themed evenings or luncheons.

  

Let us create a unique dining experience for your particular establishment - city restaurant, country pub, village tea room or beachside bar.

 

We help you plan a seasonal menu suitable for your clientele, taking our inspiration from Monet's own recipes. There are two approaches equally enjoyable for you and your diners. You can faithfully reproduce Monet's traditional recipes or you can use your own innovative ideas to create your impressions of his dishes, fine dining style. 

There are two approaches for you to choose from,  equally enjoyable for you and your diners. You can either faithfully reproduce Monet's traditional recipes or our award-winning in-house executive chef can help you develop your own original  ideas to create your innovative impressions of Monet's dishes, fine dining style.

Throughout the experience, while you are having fun in the kitchen, we will whip up a visual feast and provide light entertainment based on the song, 'From Paris to Giverny', about a day-trip to Monet's celebrated garden in Normandy, France. 

 

Throughout the experience,   while you have fun in the kitchen, we will whip up a visual feast and provide light entertainment based on the song, 'From Paris to Giverny', about a day-trip to Monet's celebrated garden in Normandy, France. 

 

Each course will be introduced with a short anecdote or light-hearted activity to illustrate the famous artist's passions - painting, gardening, family, friends, travelling, entertaining - and of course wonderful food.

 

                                     Want to read more about Monet and his celebrated kitchen?

 

The cornflower blue tiled kitchen and the daffodil yellow dining room in Claude Monet's house at Giverny are kept today just as they were when his extensive family and many celebrated friends gathered around to enjoy his famous hospitality and convivial company.

 

By the time he settled in Giverny in 1883, Monet had become a successful artist and was able to indulge his passion for good food. Every meal was planned to perfection with fresh ingredients from his own kitchen garden or sourced from specialised local markets.

 

Entertaining, for Madame Monet and her household, was an all-consuming affair with a succession of increasingly illustrious guests. The artists Renoir, Dégas and Cézanne, as well as other notables, such as the writer Emile Zola and the eminent statesman Georges Clemenceau, were all  frequent visitors to Monet's table.

 

Monet took a proprietorial interest in his kitchen and brought home ideas and recipes from the restaurants of Paris, as well as from his regular trips abroad. Many of these have been preserved and published for posterity in Monet's Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet by Clare Joyes.