MONARCH: Monarch Butterflies have deep and powerful meanings. They are a symbol of freedom, resurrection, change, hope and life. This resonates with our family who fled Vietnam and came to America in 1975 after the Vietnam War. Since then, our family has grown to 3 generations in the "Land of Opportunity" and we all value our freedom. Monarch also holds another meaning in French Monarchy. Vietnam was under French Colonial Rule from 1884 to 1945. Vietnamese food has a lot of French culinary influence; from cooking with butter and wine, to foods such as pate, potatoes and most noticeably the baguette. Most of our Vietnamese-French dishes are named after French Monarchy titles such as; Emperor, Duke, Duchess, Viscount, Marquis, etc.