Chef Duy Pham, whose impressive cooking career in Colorado started at the long-gone Le Petit Gourmet Catering and journeyed through the kitchens of Tante Louise, Opal, the Luna Hotel, Sushi Den, Fifteen Twentyone in Pueblo and most recently, Epernay and Restaurant Kevin Taylor, is looking forward to ... More >>
For this week's Cafe review, Gretchen Kurtz visited Epernay, the restaurant that opened nine months ago in front of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Although she appreciated chef Duy Pham's artistry in the kitchen and the sleek, modern setting, she found that the staff really needed to clan up it ... More >>
When you talk to Duy Pham, executive chef of Epernay, he sounds like a scientist, jazzed about everything from sous vide cooking to the way acids interact with certain foods. But Pham also has an artistic side, which comes across in his cooking. "I've always been into art and try to present my food ... More >>
Long before Linger and Bittersweet and Twelve, there was Tante Louise, a French restaurant at 4900 East Colfax Avenue that Corky Douglass ran for over three decades. There were many storied periods during this run, but one of the most lauded was when the kitchen was under the direction of Michael De ... More >>
This week Mark Antonation served up round three in his loo at Denver's finest stretch of noodle bars, with a meal at Pho Duy. Gretchen Kurtz returned to Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder, a restaurant she reviewed two years ago before a disastrous fire, and found it bigger -- and better -- than ever. And ... More >>
Duy Pham Epernay 1080 14th Street 303-573-5000 This is part two of my interview with Duy Pham, exec chef of Epernay; part one of our chat ran yesterday. What's the best food- or kitchen-related gift you've been given? I have three. The first is when Corky Douglass, the owner of Tante Louise, spons ... More >>
Duy Pham Epernay 1080 14th Street 303-573-5000 This is part one of my interview with Duy Pham, exec chef of Epernay; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. epernaylounge.com We're boat people," chuckles Duy Pham -- but he's dead serious. Born in Saigon, Pham snuck out of Vietnam with his father, ... More >>
The Hawt Dog & Sausage Eatery originally opened in Cherry Creek North in January 2012. Its claim to fame was an elaborate take on a traditionally uninteresting tubular food (hot dogs and sausages), but that wasn't enough to keep the place open. It closed last November. But last month there were s ... More >>
Suffice it to say that I eat out more than the general population, unless, of course, the general population can catalogue more than 450 restaurant meals in a year -- which is about the number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I stomached in 2012. Pathetic, isn't it? But all those food dates a ... More >>
For the last several months, Duy Pham, who solidified his cooking prowess years ago at the long-departed, French-inspired Tante Louise, has been working on opening Epernay, a splashy new downtown restaurant and Champagne lounge near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts -- a restaurant with a sm ... More >>
Back before we had rock star chefs strutting their gimmicks on the Food Network, Denver had Duy Pham, who first made a (big) name for himself as the ridiculously young chef of the long-departed Tante Louise. He followed that illustrious gig with stints at Opal on Ninth Avenue, a restaurant called Ky ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Ian Kleinman; to read part one, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When my dad and I cooked Father's Day brunch together at the James Beard House. We had a 22-hour prep day and cooked for seventy people, and by th ... More >>
The Purple Fluid. Westword's other blogs are pipin' hot. Backbeat Online features an on-site report from Wax Trax's 30th anniversary celebration, complete with a reunion of the Fluid and a set by the Purple Fluid, co-starring the sons of Fluid guitarist Rick Kulwicki. The next generation appears ... More >>
Duy Pham has a new restaurant -- in Pueblo, of all places.
Exit Ethels, enter Colemans.
Mels is out, and Iron Mountain is in.
Recommending a hotel restaurant with no reservations.
Stripped-down menu proves less is more.
Punch-drunk in love with Dave Query, Oceanaire...and Duy Pham's next venture.
At Kyoto, Eric Roeders in and Duy Pham is out.
“I’ve been thrown out of some of these bars. Chased out. Ignored. I don’t do karaoke, but I know a place where one might indulge their proclivities for singing half-drunk versions of Mandy or Forever in Blue Jeans until late in the night or early in the morning. I know where to get great b ... More >>
Making the most of the mash-up craze.
Two weeks ago in Bite Me, I wrote about Kyoto, the new-old restaurant being reopened by Duy Pham and partner James Lee at 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Now it's official: The place will close on Sunday, October 15, and then, after a five-day whirlwind of cleaning, repair and staff trainin ... More >>
From Aurora to Boulder and Back
This gem has lost its brilliance.
For the Birds
Too Many Chefs has a recipe for support
Just Ask Me
Cooking up the perfect holiday party to cap off the year.
The Good, the Bad and the Uni
Les and More
Once something special, an evening at Tante Louise can lag.
Opals initial concept sounded ridiculous, but the result is sublime.
Kevin Taylor says au revoir to Nicois.
Tante Louise's Duy Pham is the real thing.