Cafe Society

Round two with Thanawat Bates, exec chef of the Palace Arms

Thanawat Bates Palace Arms at the Brown Palace 321 17th Street 303-297-3111 www.brownpalace.com/dining

This is part two of my interview with Thanawat Bates, exec chef of the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace. Part one of my interview with Bates ran yesterday.

Favorite restaurant in America: I have so many, and it changes drastically depending on what kind of mood I'm in and which part of the country I'm thinking about. There's seriously no way I can pick just one, but I can name a few of my top favorites: Coi, Aureole, Baume, Benu, Alinea and Per Se. All of those restaurants do everything so well, from the service to the quality of food, to how everything is prepared, to how the final dishes are presented.

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Lori Midson
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