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French chefs are masters at their craft and it is internationally known that they are the most rigorously trained and exacting chefs. French cuisines superiority is on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and rich in flavor.
French food is rooted in tradition. You will not find low calories delights, quinoa or kale on the traditional French menu. The French are extremely passionate when it comes to love, their culture and food. In fact, food is an important part of their culture and their lives. Take a glance back on history, the best chefs prepared lavish meals for kings, queens and aristocracy. Once the revolution came, these chefs opened restaurants for the masses and the public had the chance to indulge in the culinary enchantments that were once only prepared for royalty.
Palm Beach County is home many incredible French restaurants. Some of the area favorites include:
Cafe Boulud, The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach, FL is just steps away from Worth Avenue. Executive chef Rick Mace micromanages the menu that includes French classics such as coq au vin; seasonal specials inspired by the farmers market such as ratatouille with herb pistou.
Cafe des Artistes French Bakery and Bistro, South 318 U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, FL is classic Parisian cuisine in a bistro setting on the waterfront. Arrive by automobile or by boat and dine inside or outdoors overlooking the waterfront while enjoying romantic Parisian classic cuisine such as foie gras chaud, escargot, and paired with idyllic wines.
Chez Jean-Pierre, 132 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL has international notoriety for its northern French fare. Not casual by any stretch of the imagination, the tucked away treasure is well sought out for the restaurant’s review, “Word of mouth has drawn an international clientele to this cozy, tucked-away location, offering chef-owner Jean-Pierre Leverrier’s classic northern French fare. The wine list features 350 selections. Indulge in scrambled eggs with hackleback caviar or greens topped with shiitake mushrooms in a delightful sherry vinaigrette. Entrées include traditional coq au vin and Dover sole meunière. Conclude the decadent meal with house-made profiteroles in bittersweet chocolate.”