This is one of the neater ideas of the summer…coming soon to one of Denver’s great little hidden courtyards in Larimer Square! (From the 5/14/2014 newsletter of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association)
Le Jardin Secret
Chef Jorel Pierce (Euclid Hall) along with Larimer Square and Mile High Business Alliance, has managed to create what might be the best thing to ever happen to Larimer Square: Le Jardin Secret. This French-inspired chefs’ market will unfold in Bistro Vendôme’s courtyards every Saturday from 9am to 2 pm, starting May 31 and running for 14 weeks, not including Labor Day weekend. (Le Jardin is also staging a soft opening on May 20 from 11am to 1pm) No detail has been overlooked: There are custom-designed vendor booths, wicker baskets, bread racks, and a flower pushcart. Among the seven product categories—dairy, produce, meat, bread, etc.—there will be no redundancies (i.e. only one purveyor will sell a certain type of tomato). Vendors, as you might expect, are among the best in town, including Grateful Bread Company, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, the Truffle Cheese Shop, Sugarmill, and Blooming Fool. Produce will be coordinated by Grower’s Organic. Mile High Business Alliance is creating chef-generated recipe cards that customers can shop with and collect over the weeks. The market will coincide with brunch at Bistro Vendôme. Pierce has also secured a liquor license, so you can shop the market with a mimosa in hand.
We’ll be there! C’est tres bien!