Bands of brothers
They all agreed to come and pose for the picture, getting up at dawn to share a meal of country pâté and elderflower lemonade. There could have been 1, 20 or 100 of them. Alain Passard sees his friends, neighbors and former kitchen staff as family, and tends to them with care. Around the table, eyes sparkle and jokes fly. There’s Jean-Marie Boedec, the artist butcher, said to know the grandparents of every one of his prime ribs of beef; Vincent, the famous fishmonger from La Sablaise, with stories of pearly flesh and sea breezes; and the two Guillaumes, the former sous-chef and the sommelier at Arpège, who opened the restaurant Garance, where this merry band has gathered this morning. And then there’s Bertrand Suchet, with his flowery language, a long-time companion who traveled from his inn in Franche-Comté. Afterward, he’ll head off to his new shop on Rue de Varenne, which sells his divinely fragrant skin and beauty care line named Source de Provence.
Les viandes du Champ-de-Mars
122, rue Saint-Dominique. Tél. +33 (0)1 47 05 53 52.
28, rue Clerc. Tél. +33 (0)1 45 51 61 78.
34, rue Saint-Dominique. Tél. +33 (0)1 45 55 27 56.
ET aussi : Chez Gervais
2, rue de l’Église, Chenecey-Buillon. Tél. +33 (0)3 81 84 56 49.www.chezgervais.fr