Gregory Marchand, Chef Patron of Frenchie Rue du Nil, is delighted to announce that the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star by the Michelin Guide France 2019, arguably the most revered restaurant guide amongst chefs, restaurant critics and guests alike.
The highly coveted accolade coincides with Frenchie Rue du Nil’s 10th anniversary this year, which the team will be celebrating with a series of events at both the restaurant in Paris and in London.
In the 10 years since opening, Gregory and his wife Marie, who co-founded the restaurant, have also opened the Frenchie Bar à Vins, Frenchie Caviste and FTG (the group’s casual, to-go concept in Paris), as well as their first restaurant outside of Paris, Frenchie Covent Garden, which launched in 2016 to critical acclaim.
Gregory Marchand, known to many as ‘Frenchie’, began his culinary journey in western France at the age of 15. He learned to cook in Nantes, France, in the kitchen of the orphanage where he grew up and embarked on a culinary journey that took him into some of the world’s finest kitchens in London, Hong Kong, Spain and New York.
Using the world as his larder, Gregory’s instinctive approach to cooking delivers simple yet sophisticated dishes rooted in French cuisine and transformed through inspiration from his international repertoire.
Working with all ingredients, from the simplest to the noblest, Gregory and the team strive for authentic, original culinary creations graced with impeccable seasoning and his now-famous touch of acidity. Gregory’s cuisine is described in turns as generous, inspired or daring, but it is always a source of surprise and delight.
Greg comments on the award; “We couldn’t be more thrilled to receive a Michelin Star in this year’s guide. This has been the result of 10 years of hard work from a fantastic team and I am incredibly proud of everyone who has contributed to the success of the restaurant.”