It’s more than an art exhibit, and Denver’s restaurants, bars, hotels, and shops have joined in the celebration of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, on display at the Denver Art Museum. Here are just a few of the Monet-inspired creations you can eat, drink, and buy—at least through Feb. 2, when the show comes to an end.
Food and Drinks
Misty Morning Cocktail
In honor of this historic exhibit, Le Méridien Denver Downtown is offering a limited-time Monet-inspired cocktail at The Lobbyist Bar. It will include Leblon Cachaca, Yellow Chartreuse, and Leopold Blackberry Liqueur among other tasty components that reflect the pink and purple hues of the famous painting Misty Morning on the Seine.
FIRE at the ART, a hotel, has concocted a themed Monet menu, three courses inspired by the painter’s works, plus a house glass of wine. Take your pick of dishes such as red snapper, braised beef short rib, and a chocolate mousse parfait. The menu is served from 5-6 p.m daily.
White Lilies Cocktail
From the cocktail institution Death & Co. in the Ramble Hotel comes another inspired drink. It is an elegant mix of Junmai Diaginjo Sake, Blanc Vermouth, Manzanilla Sherry, Yuzu, and frozen, white, edible flowers. This drink pays homage to the most famous Monet series, Water Lilies, a depiction of his own personal flower garden.
The Discover Claude Monet package at The Renaissance Denver Downtown includes luxury overnight accommodations for two; two Monet-inspired signature cocktails at Range or the lobby’s Teller Bar; complimentary valet parking; and two VIP tickets to the exhibit. Package starts at $199, based on availability.
Denver’s original boutique hotel, Hotel Teatro, offers a Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature VIP Package that includes transportation to and from the Denver Art Museum; two VIP exhibit tickets; a $40 breakfast credit; and valet parking. Package starts at $289.
The I Must Have Flowers, Always & Always package at The Ramble Hotel includes a king suite guestroom; two VIP tickets to the exhibit; two Monet-inspired “White Lilies” cocktails from Death & Co Denver; and a titled and signed floral print from Ashley Joon, a local Denver artist known for her abstract florals painted with acrylic. Package starts at $359, based on availability.
Last but certainly not least, The Jacquard Rooftop & Hotel’s Meet Me at Monet package includes luxury overnight accommodations for two; two VIP tickets to the exhibit; round-trip transportation to and from the Denver Art Museum in the property’s Tesla Model X; a floral arrangement from BLOOM inspired by Monet’s famous water lily paintings; two direct flight tickets to Paris; two tickets to see Monet’s garden and home in Giverny; and overnight accommodations for two at an Autograph Collection property in Paris. Package starts at $4,500, based on availability.
You can experience the exhibit again and again from your own home by purchasing Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, the comprehensive volume from the Denver Art Museum. It showcases the development of his craft and explores a shift to focusing on subjects in a series, drawing inspiration from his famous garden in Giverny, France.