Monet’s Palate – Paris

[caption id="attachment_2034" align="alignnone" width="577"]A bridge at the villagae of Giverny, France, where Monet painted. Image courtesy of Monet’s Palate. [/caption]

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Impressionist painter Claude Monet left behind a legacy not only of painting but also of an exquisite lifestyle. Monet’s stunning garden at Giverny (about an hour outside of Paris), which he created toward the end of his life, became the subject for many of his best-loved paintings, including his Japanese Bridge, Le Ninfee Rosa, and his famous Water Lilies series.

Monet’s Palate is a celebration of all things Monet: his garden, his cuisine, and his art. What started as a documentary film, Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny, has become a broader program devoted to bringing Monet’s world to a broader audience. Filmmaker and program founder Aileen Boardman is inspiring people to immerse themselves in Monet’s lifestyle. “We can’t all own a Monet,” says Boardman, “but through the vehicle of Monet’s Palate, we can experience a little bit of respite.”

At Giverny, Monet created an oasis out of which he ventured to explore the world with specific tasks in mind—like seeking out the best place to have an apple tart. Monet’s Palate is an experience Boardman describes as “the perfect blend of art and good tastes.”

Boardman is encouraging art lovers and foodies alike to follow in the footsteps of Monet and explore the “palate to palette connection.”

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