Bar Bouchon: French Bistro Badassery

The trio of Bouchon restaurants carry a lofty reputation and this is no doubt a testament to the work of the captain of the ship, chef Thomas Keller.  The Los Angeles, or more specifically Beverly … Read more →

Amuse Restaurant Review – Morningside, Atlanta, GA [First Impressions]

Nestled in the ground floor of Morningside’s Belvedere building, Amuse has taken shape as a pseudo French bistro.  Now the tenants of the shuttered Allegro space, Amuse comes backed by Andy Alibaksh (via  Diem Restaurant … Read more →

Amuse Restaurant Hits Atlanta [Openings]

If you head over to 560 Dutch Valley Road this evening, you’ll bare witness to Amuse, yet another new Atlanta restaurant.  The team behind Amuse is a mix of Andy Alibaksh (via  Diem Restaurant Group: … Read more →

Learn How Kevin Gillespie Takes Down Snail Fricassee,Top Chef Style [Lessons]

By now, you almost certainly know that Atlanta’s own Kevin Gillespie, the chef/partner at Woodfire Grill, is kicking ass and taking name on Top Chef: Las Vegas.  His latest accolade came on the heels of … Read more →

What To Do With Cheap Lobster: Make Lobster Thermidor A La Julia Child [Recipe]

Believe it or not – I do eat homemade meals.  While I’m usual the only one around to cook, every now and then – someone takes pity on me and treats me to some of … Read more →

Atmosphere Restaurant In Morningside: A Delicious Brunch – French Bistro Style [Quick Hits]

Yesterday, pops and I took a trip over to Atmosphere Bistro on the outskirts of the Morningside neighborhood in Atlanta.  Open roughly 7-years, they have long served one of my favorite brunches here in the … Read more →

JOEL Restaurant: Interview With Chef Cyrille Holota [VIDEO]

This morning, as I was digging through my twitter feed, I came across this video.  It’s a nice little interview with Cyrille Holota, the executive chef at JOËL.  The Buckhead restaurant is still alive and … Read more →

Café Lapin In Peachtree Hills Added To The March 2009 Dirty List

Though they actually opened this past February, I took the liberty of adding Café Lapin to the March Dirty List due to this post over on the Omnivore.  The “French country menu” looks simple and … Read more →

First Impressions: Violette Restaurant Review – Druid Hills, Atlanta, GA

Until last night, I was shamefully ignorant to the tragic history of Violette restaurant.  The short of the long is that proprietor Guy Long, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, came to the United States after his … Read more →

Gaston Lenôtre has passed away.

As reported via a variety of media outlets, famed French Chef Gaston Lenôtre passed away on January 8, 2009.  Chances are that if you’ve eaten sweets or if you’ve eaten at a French restaurant, then … Read more →