Fortunate us. Senegalese-French sisters Aminata and Rougui Dia — the latter a former chef at a Michelin-starred spot in Paris — have chosen Denver as the placement for his or her first restaurant collectively.

Subsequent month, they’re opening bakery-bistro Le French within the Tech Heart’s Belleview Station.

The Dia sisters are going to be serving all day, beginning with French breakfast pastries and occasional drinks, shifting on to crepes and quiches for lunch and small and enormous plates for dinner. Assume mushroom and foie gras croustillant, for instance, or seared scallops in a coconut-orange curry sauce.

The spotlight of the full-day menus may come round completely happy hour, which the Dias are calling “afternoon delight.” Then, they’ll be carting tea, espresso, cocktails and wines by way of the restaurant with mini muffins and pastries. By evening, their bakery may even rework right into a “dessert bar” for after-dinner cocktails plus caramelized apple tarte tatines or chocolate and rum-soaked babas.

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Rougui owned a bakery in Paris specializing within the small muffins. She additionally was government chef at upscale Parisian spots Petrossian and Buddha-Bar Lodge. Oh, and she or he has been awarded the French Nationwide Medal of Honor for her contributions to the nation as a chef. Different recipients? Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and former President François Mitterrand.


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