Chez Jean-Pierre, Palm Beach

Chez Jean-Pierre, Palm Beach

June 4, 2016  |  featured, food & drink, south florida  |  No Comments

Chez Jean-Pierre is a romantic French restaurant in a movie-like setting on Palm Beach island. This is definitely a place to see and be seen. The clientele is a who’s who in Palm Beach.

The place is elegant, absolutely immaculate, and the service is great and unpretentious. I loved the artistic display of pictures on the walls. It reminded me of a painter’s atelier in Paris.JP_Resto

Sitting at the bar, I couldn’t help but sometimes turn around, and look at the food and the well-dressed people. Everybody seemed to be leisurely enjoying their time. That night, bottles of wines were flying through the air, carried by busy servers.

I would definitely go back to this place. I loved my food and my wine, and especially appreciated the care the staff took in making everyone happy.

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Perfect pour les amoureux

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Shiitake Mushrooms over a bed of greens

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Fresh mussels in white wine sauce

 

Chez Jean-Pierre Bistro

132 N County Rd., Palm Beach

Phone: 561-833-1171

 

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Paul, Miami Beach

February 2, 2016  |  featured, food & drink, south florida  |  No Comments

I was absolutely thrilled to find Paul, Maison de Qualité, during my visit to South Beach. This place is heaven for LES GOURMANDS!

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Stroll down Lincoln Road Mall and stop for a coffee and a French pastry day or night (after all, this is South Beach). I promise you, you will be back for more.

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It offers the aesthetics of a Parisian café and the flavors of home made pastries.

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Paul seduces you with unforgettable baked goods, smells and tastes. You will find deserts you only see in Paris.

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And I went back… for an after diner desert. And I took a friend with me and we had the best time laughing and sharing une bûche noisettes.

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Paul, Maison de Qualité

Lincoln Road Mall, 450 Lincoln Rd

Miami Beach

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La Bonne Bouche

La Bonne Bouche

October 21, 2015  |  featured, south florida  |  1 Comment

I discovered La Bonne Bouche, par hazard, driving through Downtown, Lake Worth, Florida. I was so curious about this place that I called in and a few days later I arrived for dinner with a friend.

The Chef Eric was waiting for his guests, and he escorted us to a table in a very jovial French way. We started a conversation in seconds – how can you not with a French chef!

If you have lived or been to France, La Bonne Bouche feels like an authentic village restaurant. I have great memories eating in restaurants in tiny towns from Brittany to Provence where the village life, the stone walls, the quietness of the place and the good humor of the chef add layers to the deliciousness of the meal.

La Bonne Bouche offers a lot of surprises.

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The dining menu is brought to you on a chalkboard by a waiter. That night le bœuf bourguignon was the dish of the night, and my friend ordered it. The only vegetarian option available was a hearty salad. When the Chef came by, I asked if he had any dishes for vegetarians. He exclaimed with a big smile: “Why in the world do people become vegetarians?” Then, we laughed together without finding an answer and agreed on a fresh white fish prepared especially for me.

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I am still talking and reminiscing about this incredibly simple buttery white fish plate with a taste I could never replicate at home.

The restaurant transforms into a café and a bakery during the day. The desert case is absolutely great and filled with traditional French cakes and patisseries. The rum cake and the lemon tart we ordered were the perfect ending to a terroir meal.

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La Bonne Bouche is a place where you go for the taste of real French food. The fact that you find it in Lake Worth, Florida, blows my mind.

La Bonne Bouche Bistro

516 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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