Food review for the restaurant Le Central


Cori Holden, Ranger Review Reporter

On Wednesday, October 30, all of the French students at Lewis Palmer were invited to attend a French art exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. The students were provided with special listening device that described each painting in much detail. After the field trip, the group walked through downtown Denver for about 20 minutes and arrived at one of the many authentic French restaurants in Denver named Le Central. The restaurant was small, but had plenty of seating for our large group.

First, the appetizers came out “family style.” They served us Moules Marinières: steamed mussels in white wine with shallots and parsley, as well as escargots à l’ail sur brioche: snails sautéed in sweet butter with garlic, parsley, and lemon juice served over brioche.

Then, the waiters came around and had all of the students order at best they could in French. Everyone ordered one dish and one dessert. I ordered the crêpe de legumes, which is a savory crepe with roasted leek, tomato, artichoke, mushroom in a herb béchamel sauce; gratinéed with Swiss cheese. This was amazingly delicious and it blended many different textures and flavors together well. I also tried some of my friend’s lunch, the Paleron de boeuf sauce béarnaise: grilled steak with bérnaise sauce and french fries. The beef was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious.

For dessert I was able to try all three desserts that the restaurant offered, which are crème caramel, mousse au chocolat, and pain perdu. I loved all three of these desserts, but my favorite had to be the mousse au chocolat.

Overall, the food was amazing, the servers were very amusing and so funny, and I just had a great time. I would defiantly like to go back there again and I would defiantly recommend Le Central to anybody looking for an authentic French restaurant.