France's Top Chef to Open Restaurants in NYC

By AFP - Relaxnews | Published on October 08, 2014
  • © Anne-Sophie Pic (left, bottom right) and Philippe Shaff (top right)

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France's Top Female Chef to Open Restaurants in NYC

The only woman in France to hold three Michelin stars, chef Anne-Sophie Pic, has announced plans to open two dining concepts in New York next year.

According to  Le Figaro, Pic will be opening a Manhattan outpost of her Parisian restaurant La Dame de Pic on Madison Avenue. La Dame de Pic is built on the gastronomic principle of scents, odors and the culinary 'perfume' of foods.

Like the flagship Parisian restaurant, diners can expect dishes that are classically French, with ingredients like oysters, rabbit, cinnamon leaf from Reunion Island and Tahitian vanilla.

The New York Times also reports that Pic will be opening a more casual cafe on the ground floor of 510 Madison Avenue at 53rd Street called Metcafe. The more formal dining concept will be housed on the second floor. 

Pic also has a restaurant in Lausanne, Switzerland. But it's for La Maison Pic, in Valence, south of Lyon, that Pic has obtained the coveted three Michelin stars and gained the respect of her predominantly male peers.

In 2011, Pic was named Best Female Chef by organizers of The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

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