Palettes’ New Brilliant-Inspired Menu Shines Bright

Palettes’ New Brilliant-Inspired Menu Shines Bright

In tandem with the dazzling Denver Art Museum exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Palettes has launched a Brilliant-inspired menu.

Executive chef Austin Cueto has crafted a $32, three-course prix fixe menu sprinkled with stunning touches. The menu items also are available à la carte.


Gold Beet Salad, Brillat Savarin, Poached Pear, Pumpernickel, Cranberry Gastrique—$9

The gold beets in this salad are an ode to the gold used in Cartier watches, bracelets, and rings. The cranberries are reminiscent of red stones and bring color and elegance to this French salad.

The Grilled House-Smoked Salmon Carrot Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Cucumber, and Dill Crème Fraiche—$11

The carrot salad plays on the “carat” measurements of diamonds, and as executive chef Austin Cueto said, “The pomegranate seed remind me of ruby gems.”


Seared Sea Bass with White Bean Cassoulet, Artichokes, Prosciutto, and Saffron Barigoule—$19

This classic French dish mirrors the layering of white, green, and red found in many of Cartier’s extravagant necklaces.

Grilled Pork Loin accompanied by Gem Parsnip Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Dried Stone Fruit, and Rosemary Jus—$18

The white gem parsnips and dried stone fruit reflect the beautiful stones and gems used in Cartier’s twentieth-century jewelry.


Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Cake with Sugar Crystals, Raspberry Jellies, and Cappuccino Coulis—$10

The pistachio cream layered in this delectable cake emulates Cartier’s emerald and jade jewels. Cueto molded the raspberry jellies to look like small jewelry boxes.

Pumpkin Cranberry Financier with Toasted Marshmallow Cream, Pepita Brittle, and Pecan Oat Streusel—$10

This fall-themed treat reflects Cartier’s use of beautiful jewels such as the reddish-colored orange sapphire.

Bottomless Bubbles—$14

Three course wine pairing—$20


Pierre Sparr, Brut Reserve—$9/$32

Pierre Sparr, Brut Rose—$9/$32

Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut 375ML—$34


Laroche, Chardonnay 2011—$8/$30

Laroche, Petit Chablis 2011—$9/$32

Jean-Luc Colombo, Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2012—$9/$32

Spécialité Cocktail:

Remmy Martin VSOP, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar Rim—$10

From November 16, 2014-March 15, 2015, guests at the Denver Art Museum can enjoy the stunning jewelry in the Brilliant exhibition and savor the Cartier-inspired flavors at Palettes. Palettes will be open during special expanded hours for Brilliant.

Read more about Cueto's inspiration for this menu.

Bon appétit!

Elizabeth Young is an intern in the development department at the Denver Art Museum. Elizabeth has been at the DAM since February 2014 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh.

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