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Jean, the Restaurant: Dinner with the Master of the House

Fine restaurants are typically defined by their chef or location, but there is an often forgotten category of gastronomy whose prime asset is having...
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25 Paris Restaurants: A List Beyond The List, Part 2

France Revisited invites 6 Paris-based French and American foodies, gastronomies and food writers to create a Paris restaurant list that goes beyond your usual buzz list. Alexander Lobrano, Michel Tanguy, Corinne LaBalme, Allison Zinder, Alain Neyman and Randy Diaz join Gary Lee Kraut in suggesting 25 restaurants that you may not have heard of.

Three Reasons to Experience a Remarkable Chef: Part 2

Symbols, stars, numbers, and other restaurant rating systems can provide a culinary relief map of a city, but they’re inadequate in revealing the particular...

A Chef’s world: Exploring the Universe of Guy Martin

Investigated the culinary universe of Guy Martin, chef of Grand Vefour, one of the most recognizable names of high gastronomy in Paris.

An Ode to Guy Martin, Chef of Le Grand Véfour

From his youth as a rugged boy in the mountains to his position at the heights and forefront of French cuisine in Paris, Guy...

Mystery Cuisine: Adventure, Intimacy, and Knowing Smiles

Mystery Cuisine (formerly Les III O), a confidential little restaurant near Palais Royal in the center of Paris, has the feel of an exclusive...

Three Reasons to Experience a Remarkable Chef: Part I

Symbols, stars, numbers, and other restaurant rating systems can provide a culinary relief map of a city, but they’re inadequate in revealing the particular...

An Investigation into Nasti Business in Kaysersberg, Alsace

Olivier Nasti may sound like the name of a villainous cartoon character, mean, bony, bitter and solitary, but the Olivier Nasti I met in the town of Kaysersberg in Alsace is a charming, round-cheeked chef and businessman with a strong sense family. Seven miles northwest of Colmar, in one of the small, colorful tourist-friendly towns along the Alsace wine route,...

Creative Sophistication in Menton: Cocteau by the Port, Colagreco in the Hills

Menton, last stop on the French Riviera, has two major markers of creativity and sophistication, one gastronomic, one artistic: Mirazur, the outstanding restaurant of chef Mauro Colagreco, and the Jean Cocteau Museum, dedicated to a poet and artist who represents the artful high life along the coast.

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