Le Panier is hidden away at the back of a shopping center but is well worth searching out; it serves some of the best-priced gourmet cuisine in Chamonix. Much...more
In a former candy factory is a mini village (there's also a cooking school, a wine shop, and an épicerie) offering Aix some overdue modern cuisine. Reine...more
If you want gourmet cuisine at a modest price, this is the place to go. Le Puck, tucked away behind the ice rink, is the brainchild of master chef Emmanuel...more
Le Refuge's chef, Franck Soyer, defected in 2001 from La Sauvageonne, a landmark Savoyard restaurant that once occupied the former farm next door. Much of...more
A three-star chef introduced me to the pizza at Le Safari, on the lively Cours Saleya in Nice. Well, Franck Cerutti wasn't a three-star chef yet; he was the...more
In 2004, at the age of 34, chef Jean-Francois Piège left Alain Ducasse's flagship at the Plaza-Athénée to take over Paris's most opulent...more
In tiny Pierre-Perthuis, a town four miles south of Vézelay that's famed for a stone arch carved by the Cure River, chef Philippe Bariteau and his wife...more
Located within Jocelyne and Jean-Louis Sibuet's Les Fermes de Marie hotel, this is a pretty place, with heavy exposed beams, comfortable banquette seating,...more
This elegant château is partially carved into a cliff face, and its outdoor terrace is perfectly situated for leisurely meals overlooking the lazy Loire....more
Ambitious, media-savvy chef Christophe Leroy is St. Tropez's culinary mascot, and he knows his clientele right down to their artfully painted toenails. Leroy's...more
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