Date With A KingAugust 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments
Everyone needs a little culture, so this week we headed into the city to the Denver Art Museum to see the King Tut Exhibit.
One of our favorite things to do is to attend a show at the museum and have lunch at Palettes Restaurant. Palettes is located inside the museum, is a Kevin Taylor Restaurant and a fabulous place to dine and drink in some food art before you soak up culture at the museum.
Kevin Taylor is a Colorado award-winning chef with five restaurants in the Denver area. Palettes is one of the nation’s first chef-driven museum restaurant concepts. It has an eclectic menu and when the plates arrive you definitely feel the marriage of food and art. It’s a real treat.
For the Tut exhibit the restaurant offered a special prix fix menu featuring Egyptian cuisine. Fit for a king aptly describes the appetizer of Egyptian Meatballs with Cumin Spiced Tomato Sauce, the tossed salad with preserved lemon dressing and the spiced strip loin with fava beans, couscous and harissa demi. I’d love to be able to recreate those dishes…even if I come close, it will be delicious.
Let’s take a look;
Look at me being all high-ish tech. Thanks to Vickie over at Part Three for stumbling onto the WordPress slide show option and teaching me how. Love it.
At the end of the show, in the gift shop right outside the exhibit produced a proud parent moment. Our son Sean, the artist, has his jewelry pieces displayed for purchase.
King Tut and Lunch At Palettes…
Better Entertainment Than “A Night At The Museum”.