Cafe Society

Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, on simplicity, spoons and Sheehan

Jeremy Thomas Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-1155 www.legranddenver.com

This is part one of my interview with Jeremy Thomas, chef of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow.

Colorado native Jeremy Thomas spent a lot of time at the dinner table when he was growing up in Evergreen. It wasn't an option. "My mom cooked every single night, and at precisely 6 p.m., dinner was served, and it was a big, big deal to be on time," says Thomas, chef de cuisine at Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar. "My mom is a Midwestern lady, and she kept it simple: There was always a salad, a starch, a protein and vegetables on the plate, and while everything she made was really, really good, she didn't travel far from her comfort zone," he recalls, noting that even now, "she still sticks to what she knows best."

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Lori Midson
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