Few countries have culinary traditions as rigorous as the French. While the cuisine was influenced by the Italians during the Renaissance, during the 17th century chefs like François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême took the basics and pioneered movements that would create a unique nati ... More >>
Ah, Valentine's Day; the international day of romance. It's the one day a year in which everybody has love -- or lust -- on the brain. Whether you're single, dating, committed, or just working on your newest conquest; chances are your love life -- or lack thereof -- is at the forefront of your thou ... More >>
We love food from around the world. From Korean barbecue to Italian pasta to Indian curry to Argentine beef to tofu from Japan, we'll eat it and love it -- as long as it's prepared well, of course. Although our taste buds can be tempted by a variety of dishes and styles from near and far, one stil ... More >>
Mmmm, delicious? National Escargot Day isn't until May 24, but there's no rule saying we can't get started early and we have a new reason to celebrate this fascinating French food. South Florida has a problem. A giant snail problem, to be exact. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, ... More >>
Chef Julien Gremaud can't mark Bastille Day in his native country of France, but the executive chef at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach plans to spend the holiday immersed in a South Florida version of the traditional celebration. Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and Pistache is planning ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations here. No. 25. Niçoise Salad From The Foxy BrownThe niçoise salad is one of those risky orders. It can come out very ... More >>
Restaurateur Stephane Lang-Willar is bringing his European brasserie restaurant concepts to Boca Raton this summer with Stephane's.The combination brasserie/lounge will feature an almost mind-boggling host of specials, menus, and cocktail hours. For instance, Monday is mussels day, when you ... More >>
"Where are we going to dinner after The Burger Bash?" asked my friend Amber over a glass of wine on Friday afternoon. A foodie by profession, she joined visitors Amanda and Maddy for their first pilgrimage to the 11th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Despite that more than 30 burgers we ... More >>
A Provencal flower will blossom tomorrow in Boca Raton, where James Vineau's Mimosa (5030 Champion Blvd., 561/866-4665) will open in the Polo Club Shoppes at Clint Moore Road and Military Trail. Vineau and Christian Gavino, ex-owner of Pastis restaurant in Delray, have teamed up on the 100- ... More >>
Paris is in town, and we don't mean Paris Hilton. Actually, we mean Paris in Town, Le Bistro, a new, larger and more ambitious eatery coming to Palm Beach Gardens from the Beni and Diane Himmich, one-time residents of the real Paris and proprietors of Paris in Town, Le Café of North Palm B ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com. No. 42: Escargots From Aruba Beach Cafe Everything sounds better in Fren ... More >>
Torchon refers to the cooking method in which the French delicacy foie gras is deveined, wrapped in a light towel, and poached. When it's done, the foie gras is lightly spreadable and deliciously rich. Serving it from there can be very creative. The idea is to pair the torchon with complimentary fla ... More >>
Cafe Boulud's James Beard-nominated Chef de Cuisine, Zach Bell.Ordinarily, I wouldn't want to think about gorging myself on a five-course meal for at least a week after Thanksgiving; but Slow Food Glades to Coast's upcoming Farm Stand Dinner at Cafe Boulud looks too good to pass up. Taking place ... More >>
Welcome once again to the Ron Duprat Top Chef Las Vegas recap. If you'd like to catch up, read the first, second, and third recaps while we wait here. Back? Great! Here's what the fourth episode had in store for Hollywood's favorite cooking show reality show contestant.This week's episode was cle ... More >>
Cancan dancers in poufy white tutus, waitresses in red satin bustiers and butt-hugging short black skirts, a DJ station, two bars, a colorful wooden carousel horse suspended from the ceiling... Karim El Sherif is selling the grésiller along with the steak frites at his new Carousel Can Can Café ... More >>
Gagnaire & friend: "Ees eet timed to explode en schedule?"This confirms it, we are in The End of Times. French chef Pierre Gagnaire at Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental has created what he's calling the first entirely food-free restaurant dish, at least according to the PR the hotel is sending out. ... More >>
Once again, S. Pellegrino has ranked the 100 Best Restaurants in the World, and nine of the top 50, including Momofuko Ssam Bar, which made the list for the first time this year, are in the United States. But we South Floridians are going to have to travel (and pay!) if we want to sample the best. ... More >>
Can't afford the oysters? Console yourself with everything else.
Relax, have a glass of organic plonk: It's time to assess the year
Where to breakfast like a doomed aristo
We want to keep Pistache forever
I see London, I see France... in Boca
All dressed up and nowhere to go
Carlos Fernandez may flop on Top Chef, but his restaurant usually holds up.
At Spontané, two Yanks make peace with France.
Whether we like it or not...
Brasserie La Cigale
Sure, a bistro needs ambience, but what about a coq au vin that tastes good?
The husband-and-wife team that runs this subpar bistro definitely does not make beautiful music together
The food at these two former French joints is magnifique
Where sushi meets French cuisine with delectable results
La Vie en Rose Café
La Vie en Rose Café