Museum Restaurants Worth Their Own Trip

By Celia Shatzman - 2014-01-27T14:11:33Z

Photograph courtesy Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Museum of Art

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Palettes at the Denver Art Museum

When it opened in 1997, Palettes at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) was one of the first in the country to start the trend of high-quality museum dining. Chef Kevin Taylor draws inspiration for tasting menus from special exhibits: The Yves Saint Laurent show brought a French retro twist to the menu with dishes like Foie Gras and French Onion Soup, while the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit's tasting menu combined spices like cumin and chili pepper with Southwestern ingredients such blue corn tortillas and cilantro.

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