Papillon Cafe THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Papillon Cafe


250 Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80206
Cuisine: French / Thai / Contemporary
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Papillon Cafe Restaurant Review:

Czech Chef owner Radek Cerny dissolves the boundaries between east and west with his lavish and complex cuisine tweaked with spice-infused oils, curries, and fruit acids---as beautiful to look at as it is delicious. Cerny learned in the kitchens of Paul Bocuse and Jean-Georges Vongerischten and proudly admits the influence of the latter’s style on the food he presents here. Lobster ravioli is a house specialty and you’ll want to try the tuna with ginger and Colorado lamb with red curry, which we enjoyed for dinner one evening recently. Avocado carpaccio puree with spices and olive oil, a puree of avocado put between parchment paper, flattened with a rolling pin and arranged on the plate in a thin carpaccio-like layer, is an example of the chef’s unusual creative approach. The room will feel comfortably familiar to those of you who like the contemporary urbanity of New York’s hot restaurants with it’s mix of booths and tables, hardwood floors, contemporary art, and spotlit tabletops that put the focus squarely on what’s on the plate. This is where you’ll find Denver’s power elite table hopping at lunch and dinner. The international wine list totals 500 selections, and this is a place to impress that new client or someone special.