That was when Tante Louise earned AAA four-diamond and Mobil Guide four-star ratings, as well as a long long list of kudos from the press, both local and not.
Roughly fifteen years and many kitchens later, the power duo of Degenhart and Pham has teamed up again, this time with Pham in the executive role, at Epernay, the restaurant that opened at the edge of the Denver Performing Arts Center nine months ago. Epernay serves a mix of new American, sushi and French (Epernay is the champagne capital of France, after all) in its stylish digs.
This should be a great spot for before- and after-curtain snacks. But does Epernay live up to its advance billing? Find out when my review is posted at westword.com tomorrow.