Chefs

  • brothers in arms: le cave à michel, 75010

    … In writing about Paris restaurant openings, I'm accustomed to grousing about stillborn fads and failed trendhopping. (Meatballs, anyone? Wine by the litre?) But newly opened Place Sainte Marthe wine bar La Cave à Michel floors me, for it's perhaps the first place I've encountered since Bistro Bellet last fall that seems genuinely forward-thinking…

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  • reborn: vivant cave, 75010

    …-Pierre Jancou wine bar Vivant Cave seems unusually significant. Forstorp previously cooked in Paris at Café Smorgas, Aux Deux Amis, Bones, and Nuba, and has made friends everywhere along the way. He's a chef's chef, with a frank plating style and fondness for smoked salt. Vivant Cave, for its part, was poised to become yet another pretty ex-Jancou…

    2 readers - Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris