In May 2017 Yoric Tièche took over as Executive Chef of the three restaurants at Le Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat: the poolside grill, Le Dauphin; the informal bistro, La Véranda, and the gastronomic, Le Cap, which is only open from June 15 to September 15 in 2017. He earned the title “Best Chef of Tomorrow” from Gault & Millau in 2016. Linda and I dined at Le Cap the evening of June 21, 2017.

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On June 15, 2017, we joined Françoise and Philippe at Marcello, founded last year in the row of restaurants by the port de plaisance in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. It was a warm evening and we sat outside.

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We do not always dine at the Michelin-starred restaurants shown in my recent posts. Here are three restaurants where we recently dined, each a short drive from our house in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

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Our two previous visits to the atelier were seven and ten years ago, so we were interested to see its evolution when Linda and I went for dinner on May 19, 2017. We concluded the last time: “We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and think that Rabanel is one of the most interesting and accomplished chefs in France today.”

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Bras, Laguiole

June 13, 2017

We had been to Bras twice before, but that was before this blog started.  We liked it so much the first visit that we returned the next year for a three-day package deal of a room, dinner and breakfast. The second visit was excellent, also, and was long enough that we could explore some of this beautiful Aubrac region. But Laguiole is not on the way to anywhere so it was more than 10 years later when Linda and I returned for the night of May 18, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Troisgros, Ouches

June 6, 2017

In 1957 Jean and Pierre Troisgros took over the restaurant founded by their parents in 1930 in Roanne, a small city in a lovely agricultural area in central France. Les Frères Troisgros gained three Michelin stars in1968 and has been a major culinary destination ever since. I first went in 1970 with John and Carol. Linda and I went later, but before blogging. In early 2017, under the leadership of Michel Troisgros, Pierre’s son, the restaurant, with an added fifteen-room hotel, was moved to a forty-two acre spot in the countryside outside Roanne near the little town of Ouches. It was renamed Le Bois Sans Feuilles . Linda and I went for the night of May 17, 2017.

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Pic, Valence 2

May 30, 2017

La Maison Pic was founded in 1889 by the great-grandmother of the present chef, Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman to have three stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide for France. Her grandfather received his initial third star in 1934. After an absence of eight years, Linda and I went back to Pic on May 16, 2017.

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