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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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