See who won new Michelin stars this year. While it is an exciting time for the winners, Forbes Magazine writes, “An increasing number of chefs don’t care about appearing in the guide…”
As wildly popular as celebrity Chef Yves Camdeborde’s Le Comptoir St Germain bistro is, not many people realize that next door, he has one of the hottest insider wine bars in the city hidden behind a “pig curtain” in an unassuming crepe stand.
Last June, to counter an epic vine disease, the Prefect of the Côte d’Or made a radical decision that all wineries should treat their vines with harmful pesticides against “leaf hoppers” – the insect which spreads the disease. Now a respected wine is in jail for refusing.
Thrilled to have been asked by Epicurious.com to contribute to their insider’s guide to the best places to eat and drink in Paris right now. In case you missed it, here it is.
Save the date! Join me & my friends for the all-star wine tasting & gala dinner in Burgundy. Incredible natural winemakers are pouring AND Chef Yves Camdeborde, Butcher Hugo Desnoyer, Butter King Jean-Yves Bordier & Pastry Wizard Pierre Herme are making dinner.
Chef-Owner Thierry Breton’s new kitsch and charmingly chaotic wine bar is a favorite late night hangout to chefs, food industry and winemakers. There is no telephone, no servers, no reservations and euros must be exchanged at the change machine for the bar’s own currency.
Too often, bistros in Paris trot out the same tired steak-frites, over-cooked and drowning in sauce with frozen frites. Not so at William Bernet’s serious no frills meat & wine temple – the butcher is dry-aging meat downstairs before cutting it (and potatoes) to order and cooking them to perfection.
Chef Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat’s modern seafood tapas bar next door to their much hyped Septime restaurant offers daily-changing plates in an ultra-relaxed vibe… rare for Paris it is actually open all day Saturday & Sunday.
Congratulations to Bones & Chef James Henry who are celebrating their one-year birthday with a blow-out party Saturday night, complete with food, booze, music, tattoos and more. If you are in Paris, you should stop by to join the fun!
Rino’s Chef-Owner Giovanni Passerini asked me to help set the record straight about the theories and speculations swirling about the recent sale of his restaurant.