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Z Cuisine

2239 W. 30th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
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  • Wed-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Z happy hour at Z Cuisine A Cote, Patrick DuPays's tres charmant watering hole for hipster Francophiles and displaced Parisians, peddles plates that are nearly too pretty to eat, chief among them a gorgeous charcuterie board stamped with French and local cheeses, pate de champagne, pork shoulder rillettes, an assortment of chutneys, candied pecans, petite cornichons and olives. Order one for yourself, then pair the pickings with a lovely glass of French wine, preferably a rose, and bow in reverence to the passionate (and smolderingly sexy) Frenchman who makes living the happy-hour high life a Highland habit you won't want to break.

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  • From A to Z, Z Cuisine A Cote spells success
    7 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    Wednesday is market day for Patrick Dupays, chef/owner of Z Cuisine and Z Cuisine À Côté; market day for the cooks, who lay into his ever-changing menu with a fervor, adding this, subtracting that, finding places...

  • La Vie en Rose
    7 years ago by Nancy Levine

    I was in France a few months ago, and just about choked when I discovered the cocktail I'd ordered cost $40. At that moment, I decided that I would not go back to Europe until the dollar is significantly stronger against the euro. F...

  • From Z to A
    7 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    Z Cuisine, the best thing to happen to Denver's Frog-humpers and charcuterie addicts since the now-defunct Brasserie Rouge made its debut, has finally expanded — sort of. Last Thursday marked the opening of À Côt&...

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