Darroze Crosses the Channel

    Chef Hélène Darroze, whose eponymous Left Bank restaurant recently received its second Michelin star, has opened a bistro in London’s newly renovated Connaught hotel. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught reflects the chef’s passion for produce from her native southwest France, coupled with local ingredients from London’s best butchers and cheese makers. The restaurant’s wine list, opened with just under 900 references, including 44 vintages from 1904-1994, is poised to grow to 2,000 references. Darroze, a fourth-generation chef, worked alongside Paris’ beloved Alain Ducasse in Monte Carlo before opening Hélène Darroze in Paris in 1999. Her bistro at the Connaught will feature a seven-course tasting menu for about $177. (www.the-connaught.co.uk)

    —Alexandra Foster

    From Around the Web...
    Chef Peters and his coach talk competition jitters and the road that led to an unprecedented win…
    The Presidents’ favorite foods tell us something about them—and ourselves…
    A British brand elevates the humble tea leaf to the vaunted level of the coffee bean…
    Get hands-on lessons from celebrity-chef James Martin at Chewton Glen’s new culinary experience…
    These chef-made hot sauces will add a tingle to your lips and a rush of heat to your heart…
    Whether you’re single, taken, or it’s complicated, these chocolates will make your Valentine’s Day...
    From a spice rub class to a chocolate fondue session, these classes are worth falling for…
    Woo your sweetheart at one of these fine-dining hideaways and hot spots…
    Embrace the cheese this February 14 with pecorino, triple crème, and Gouda…
    Photo credit HilHaven Lodge
    Chef Adam Perry Lang on his relationship to meat and the draw of fire-roasted cooking…