Good France: La Voile Brookline

The Restaurant:

“A Cannes Sailing Tradition," La Voile, “the sail” in French, is an authentic French brasserie and an import from the South of France to Brookline, Massachusetts. The original was founded in 1947, and known as “La Voile au Vent” (The Sail in the Wind), it was one of the oldest & most appreciated restaurants in Cannes. Situated on the old port, it was the meeting point of its classic boat sailing community, its clientele ranging from sailors to celebrities. They say that Hemingway, a regular patron at one time, even wrote about it in one or two of his novels.

The Chef:

French American, native from South of France, Raphaël Lambert trained in Lyon at the Paul Bocuse Institute and went on to work for acclaimed chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Guy Savoy and Michel Bras. Raphaël has been running La Voile kitchens for 10 years.

To make a reservation:

Good France page (External link)

La Voile Brookline page (External link)