The beauty of Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny is simply breathtaking. Let’s have a look at his kitchen and dining room.
MONET THE CONNOISSEUR
I recently finished writing an article on Monet’s Food and time at Giverny for Dutch culinary journal Bouillon. It was a fascinating project and a window into the artist’s (culinary) soul. I discovered so much about Monet, not only an Impressionist painter, but a true connoisseur who demanded that his asparagus be cooked just right (a little underdone), his salads be seasoned with a generous amount of pepper and his meals be served promptly on time. He was a generous host and welcomed many colleague artists to his table, among them Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley en Paul Cézanne. Below is a selection of photos that were kindly sent to me by the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny — breathtakingly beautiful images that will have you daydreaming about what it would’ve been like to dine with this exceptional French painter.
Images courtesy of: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny ©