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Held in the belly of the American Cathedral in Paris on the evening before the US elections, Le Guide Fooding’s 2017 award ceremony honored thirteen incredible establishments last night (November 7th, 2016). Eric and Quentin of Le Petit Journal presented the awards, in the company of Maïwenn, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, JoeyStarr, Manu Payet, Alex Lutz, Agar Agar, David Foenkinos, Keren Ann, Justice, Nicolas Bedos and so many others….

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Held in the belly of the American Cathedral in Paris on the evening before the US elections, Le Guide Fooding’s 2017 award ceremony honored thirteen incredible establishments last night (November 7th, 2016). Eric and Quentin of Le Petit Journal presented the awards, in the company of Maïwenn, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, JoeyStarr, Manu Payet, Alex Lutz, Agar Agar, David Foenkinos, Keren Ann, Justice, Nicolas Bedos and so many others….

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Chef of 2017: Giovanni Passerini for Restaurant Passerini, Paris

Say goodbye to the flashy pigments of the outsider chef: the great Giovanni now sends out his cuisine makeup-free and filled with joy. At lunch and dinner, the supple menu is a grandiosa parade of alien Italian hits… Read the rest here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Sophistroquet of 2017: Les Apothicaires, Lyon

Phew! So there is life after TV! After making it to the semi-finale of Top Chef 2012, Tabata married Ludo, her sous-chef at Marguerite, before taking an extended honeymoon… Read the rest here

Le Guide Foooding’s Best Coming Out of 2017: Christophe Saintagne for Papillon, Paris

With a gilded career (trained by Alain Ducasse, he was the head chef at Le Plaza Athénée by 32 and at Le Meurice by 35) and not even forty years to his name, Christophe Saintagne has escaped from his golden cage for the freedom of his own place… Read the rest here

Fooding d’amour Award 2017, ex-aequo: L’Idéal, Marseille

The eatery that Marseille has been dreaming about just opened up smack dab in the middle of the Noailles neighborhood, located between spice dealers, Tunisian sandwich shops and Armenian bakeries… Read the rest here

Fooding d’amour Award 2017, ex-aequo: Mokonuts, Paris

Just another coffee shop? Not quite. Omar Koreitem and Moko Hirayama refuse to do things like everybody else. And what beautiful dishes you’ll find! … Read the rest here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best farmhouse-auberge of 2017: Haraneko Borda, Itxassou

An activist Basque paysan, Christian Aguerre has transformed his family farm at the foot of Mount Mondarrain into a gourmet-eco hive. In the kitchen, Antoine Chépy works with what he has on hand… Read the rest here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Sausage and Mashed Potatoes of 2017: Les Arlots, Paris

A cross between vintage nostalgia and post-modern eccentricities, Les Arlots is seducing foodies with its utterly retro feel… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Stylish Bedroom of 2017: La Ferme du Vent, Cancale

Formed from three restored buildings with the utmost care, La Ferme du Vent, the latest member of the Roellinger family, proudly imposes its Celtic style in the Breton wilderness, facing the Cancale Bay… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Village Bistro of 2017: L’Epicerie de Dienne, Dienne

The star chef of Montparnasse for fourteen years, Chris Wright, a native of Manchester, left his restaurant Le Timbre on rue Saint-Beuve in order to resuscitate the Dienne village épicerie, at the heart of the Volcans d’Auvergne nature reserve… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Décor of 2017: Daroco, Paris

Having resorted to assisted procreation once again, donors Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross didn’t skimp on the stylish DNA for this stratospheric trattoria… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Portside Bistro of 2017: La Nautique, Narbonne

Pascal Serres and Carole Peyrichou opened up this seafood joint on Narbonne’s old port. With its vintage look and superb terrace on the Étang de Bages… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Best Bar d’auteur of 2017: Symbiose, Bordeaux

Godillot boots without socks, frayed jeans and castaway beards: a group of twenty-somethings has the crowd singing ‘hype-hype-hype-hourra’ at Symbiose… Read more here

Le Guide Fooding’s Man of Honor 2017: Katsuaki Okiyama

Abri: Minimalist comforts for maximum pleasure at Katsuaki Okiyama’s place! Imperial and silent behind his kitchen/bar located in the middle of the room, the great defrocked chef (he used to work for Robuchon and Taillevent) specializes in explosive low gastronomy… Read more here

Abri Soba: With Abri Soba, the excellent Katsu has gifted us with an elegant new spot, where our chopsticks pick up magical bites… Read more here

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On the menu? A special XXL edition of the guide, jam-packed with classified documents, prospective culinary analysis, self-critiques, classy contributions and an inclusive approach… Plus we dished out twice as many awards this year, in addition to featuring hundreds of heroic restaurants across France. Don’t miss this undeniable co(o)lector’s item!

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Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, tools that allow you to find the best takeaway and delivery options for your neighborhood or make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!