We go behind the scenes at one of Paris' most popular modern bistros, Frenchie, where we take a look inside the kitchen, and speak with talented young chef Gregory Marchand about his restaurant, cuisine and his favourite places in Paris.
Having only recently opened its doors in 2009, the award-winning Frenchie is one of the most in-demand restaurants in Paris for its simple yet flavorsome seasonal Franco-Italian cuisine, and its cosy-yet-chic Brooklyn-style interiors. Working with Jamie Oliver in London followed by an 18-month stint at New York's Gramercy Tavern, chef Grégory Marchand's light yet explosive cuisine allows the seasons' produce to shine. Along with other famous young chefs in Paris such as Le Chateaubriand's Inaki Aixpitarte, Marchand has been pioneering the city's "bistronomy" dining scene, offering sophisticated and inventive cuisine in a casual, highly affordable and vibrant setting. The intimacy of the restaurant extends into the kitchen, where it's impressive to see Marchand working solo in his tiny kitchen. This is one of the hardest tables to book in Paris, so make sure you reserve ahead.
Full Frenchie Restaurant Review