Cafe Monet in Parker is a Monument that should be Experienced
Café Monet is a monument to The Way We Were Eating French/Italian inthe USA in the 1970’s or 60’s (Cafe Monet, 10471 S. Parker Rd. #1, Parker, CO 80134, tel. 303-840-0004 web: www.cafemonetinparker.com). And we were told that there are patrons who havebeen dining at Café Monet once a week for 30 years (even though it’s only beenopen since 1996). Homa Bazyar is the head chef and she knows how to please her guests. Our server was young but spoke authoritatively on Everything Café Monet.The décor is Very Homey with cupboards of tea cups, lots of souvenirs from France and a warm, inviting air. There are booths on one side of the restaurant with tables in the middle. On the other side of the restaurant is a long bar, tables and Mohammad Bazyar’s recline-o-lounger. We sat at a table on the other side of the restaurant. There were many guests at 6 p.m. when we arrived—most over 60 yrs. old. The service was excellent and the portions were huge. All entrées include the soup de jour (which was a chicken curry and good), a green salad (crunchy and tasty with the dressing of our choice) and are garnished with vegetables, rice and potatoes. Dimitri had the the “Dartois de Fruits de la Mer ($17.95): delicate seafood wrapped and baked in puff pastry, topped with white wine sauceand shrimp”. Dimitri liked his dish and particularly liked the white wine sauce. Audre had the “Trout Almondine ($17.95) native trout grilled in lemon butter and covered with slivered almonds.” Audre said it was very dry. The accompaniments were very good and we were too stuffed to have any of Homa’s desserts. We spent $38.70 plus tip and we recommend that you experience this restaurant. It is one of a dying breed.