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 →

Chef Cyrille Holota Takes Over At FAB [Breaking News]

Chef Cyrille Holota, formerly of the defunct JOEL Brasserie, has just been named the new chef at French American Brasserie, colloquially known as FAB.  It’s a somewhat interesting union, as both the restaurant and the … 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 →

Chef Cyrille Holota Of Joel Brasserie: Inside The Chef’s Kitchen #5

Something tells me that Cyrille Holota had no idea what was in store for him some years ago.  In the mid-90s, Holota was racking up quit the resume.  After cooking at several different Michelin winning … Read more →

JOEL Brasserie Gets Back In The Game: Liquor Flows Again [Breaking News]

JOËL Brasserie, that much maligned Buckhead restaurant, got some big news about an hour ago.  Roughly three weeks after the restaurant lost it’s liquor license, the government gods have smiled fortuitously on chef Cyrille Holota … 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 →

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