Published in France Magazine: Dining with Monet
At the Table with Claude Monet
Though he is best known for being the father of Impressionism, 19th-century artist Claude Monet was also a huge food connoisseur who enjoyed lavish feasts made with the best ingredients, and preferably, shared in good company. After years of financial worries, he moved to Giverny with his family in 1883, and it was there that he developed a gourmet lifestyle and reveled in some of the most delicious culinary experiences.
Image: Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (1865-66, Pushkin Museum, Moscow)