April 29th, 2004
One of my lunches in Paris last month was at Les Ambassadeurs at L'hôtel Crillon. I wanted to go back to the hotel Crillon to try the new chef, Jean-François Piège, who came from Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenée.
He's one of the hottest young chefs in Paris at the moment. I was curious to see how he did outside of chef Ducasse's shadow. Unfortunately, my schedule only permitted a lunch.
The day started out with a lovely walk in the Marais. I intended to show Doug and Tamar the Musée Picasso, but by the time we were done with our walk, which included a few stops at various lovely shops in the Marais and a promenade around the beautiful Place des Vosges to glance longingly toward the general direction of L'Ambroisie, we were so late that we had to skip the museum and jump into a cab to Le Crillon.