Postponed for two weeks following the attacks on November 13th, Le Guide Fooding’s 2016 Award Ceremony finally took place last night (November 30th, 2015) at the Hôtel Grand Amour, in an extremely cushy setting. Comedians Alison Wheeler and Monsieur Poulpe handed out the awards, in the company of Maïwenn, Bérénice Bejo, Michel Hazanavicius, Daft Punk, Alex Lutz and Bruno Sanches…
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Restaurant of 2016: Dersou, Paris
Brought into this world by a bartender with a big shadow (Amaury Guyot, involved in both Sherry Butt and Prescription Cocktail Club) and a Japanese chef who knows no borders (Taku Sekine, who used to work for Ducasse in Tokyo, and at Saturneand Clown Bar), this sophisticated space opens early and closes late… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s BestCave à Mangerof 2016: Garopapilles, Bordeaux
Head inside through the wine section of this classy oeno-bistro (light wood, Baumann chairs), where Gaël Morand manages his selection of four hundred labels sourced from the very best winemakers (Roc de Cambes, Léon Barral, Nicolas Joly, Jean-Louis Trapet…), while Tanguy Laviale, who used to work for Lasserre and Ledoyen in Paris, sends out surprise dishes… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Bistro of 2016: Le Bon Saint Pourçain, Paris
In Paris, the same oldcartesare constantly being shuffled around: apart from modernist fantasies mixed with supersonic cocktails, a new sense of curiosity has been born for the second renaissance of bistro cuisine. And running this particular game, you’ll often find the same winner… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Biggest Crush of 2016: La Bijouterie, Lyon
Standing in the middle of the street, Arnaud Laverdin puts on his gameface before preparing the evening’s specialties. Bearded, tattooed and wearing an apron, the young man shows all the symptoms of gastronomythic hipsterization… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Noodles of 2016: Trois Fois Plus de Piment, Paris
Fire, fire! Call thepompiers! The owner of Deux Fois Plus de Piment(on rue Saint-Sébastien) just added a little more spice to the Parisian restaurant scene, not far from the Centre Pompidou this time around, with a brand new restaurant that’s dedicated to Sichuan noodles and dumplings, all 100% homemade… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Catch of 2016: Le Mathurin, Saint Valéry sur Somme
In the Delaby family, they like fish. They catch it as a family, and the youngest son, Pierre-Alain, cooks it behind his street-side counter — true boat-to-table cuisine… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s BestTable d’hôteof 2016: Isi, Nice
8:05pm: the young Swedish chef Isak Oldenburg (who used to work at Septimein Paris) waits for his dinner guests — who are running late — on the front steps of La Rossettisserie, where he runs atable d’hôteupstairs. In the dining room/kitchen space with Parisian “metro” tiling, he does everything himself… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s BestFrit-style of 2016: Hero, Paris
After Candelaria, Glass and Mary Celeste, this gifted team of mixologists and cooks has struck again, enchanting sensational Korean dishes with their magic potions… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Pizza of 2016: La Bonne Mère, Marseille
Dough prepared using organic flour, left to rise for 48 hours, comes out of the oven crispy and puffy, topped with nothing but good things: excellent tomato sauce, imported Italian cheeses, organic olives and olive oil, etc…. Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s Best Pop-Up of 2016: Paris Pop-Up
After events in Paris, Fez, Montreal and Kyoto, the trio composed of Laura Vidal, Harry Cummins (the former sommelier and chef, respectively, at Frenchiein Paris) and Julia Mitton (the former CEO of the Experimental Group) have set up their 21st ephemeral restaurant… Find upcoming events here.
Adidas x Le Guide Fooding’s Best Street Food Award 2016: SAaM, Paris
Yoonsun Kim, a Korean chef who “bibimbap-tized” us for several seasons at Ma Kitchen, is now “bun-ifying” us near the Canal Saint-Martin… Kneaded fresh every morning, the elastic dough of her spellbinding little sandwiches… Read the rest here.
Le Guide Fooding’s 2016 Man of the Year: Alexandre Gauthier
La Grenouillère:Alexandre Gauthier stimulates our most primitive sensorial desires at La Grenouillère… Read the rest here.
Froggy’s Tavern:With a talent for pleasing palettes, Alexandre Gauthier designed his second restaurant as a tavern for gluttonous diners… Read the rest here.
L’Anecdote:If you want proof that you don’t always have to kill your father in order to find your own identity, look no further than Alexandre, who has resuscitated his father’s ‘70s-era cuisine at L’Anecdote… with, quite simply, the best tarte Tatin in the world! Read the rest here.