The Chefs to Watch in France Right Now

15th March 2018 // By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

France is widely regarded as one of the greatest fine dining countries in the world, but with legacy chefs often taking the limelight, Elite Traveler thought it would be time to look at the next batch of culinary superstars taking the city by storm. From the innovative bistros of Paris right through to fusion food on the west coast, these are the chefs to look out for in France.

Anthony Lumet
Le Pousse-Pied

The 2018 Michelin Guide France saw the inclusion of 50 new one-star restaurants. Among these was chef Anthony Lumet of Le Pousse-Pied in La Tranche-sur-Mer, who at the age of 27 is one of the youngest chefs to have made the list. With the restaurant positioned on the Vendée coast, Lumet places much of the focus on the local seafood along with fresh seasonal produce from the surrounding landscape. Menus are created on a daily basis, with a fresh, modern approach taken with each dish and its presentation. Owing to its continually evolving menu, any meal here is likely to different to what you’ve had before, but you could expect dishes such as hake with asparagus and peppercorns, and guinea fowl with salsify and foie gras, along with desserts like market garden rhubarb with brown sugar nougatine. These plates can be paired with an array of interesting French wines. Having already reached Michelin status at this point in his career, we think Lumet is one French chef to keep an eye out for.

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