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A celebration of female gastronomy: focus on our favorite chefs

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This year, we're having fun! And for that, nothing beats eating well. Fortunately in Paris, there are very good addresses. To celebrate women, we have chosen to highlight 5 motivated and passionate women at the head of their restaurant. See you in the kitchens of these 5 exceptional chefs. 


Hélène Darroze

©Hélène Darroze

For 25 years, Hélène Darroze has been putting her passion on our plates. Now starred, she is at the head of four restaurants. Among them are: Marsan, Joia in Paris, Villa La Coste in Provence, The Connaught in London. It is in street food that Hélène Darroze is now launching. Very soon, the chef has decided to open a burger restaurant, Joiai Bun, in the heart of the French capital. It is nestled in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, that the chef offers gourmet burgers with quality products. You will know where to find us! 

Marsan – 4 Rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris – 01 42 22 00 11

Joía – 39 Rue des Jeunes, 75002 Paris – 01 40 20 06 06


Rebecca Rhomer

Trained by the greatest chefs like Cyril Lignac, Rebecca Rhomer opened her own restaurant in 2019. Called Riv'k, it is located in the heart of the Marais, a very select district of the capital. Of Israeli origin, the chef offers dishes with flavors from her childhood. She mixes them perfectly with flavors from Asia, in homage to her travels. We eat revisited Tunisian fricassee, avocado spring rolls with ponzu and tahina sauce or even Moroccan butternuts. Three years after its opening, the restaurant is still a hit and there is plenty! At 28, Rebecca Rhomer is about to embark on the opening of her second establishment. We can't wait to test!

Riv'k – 35 Rue Véron, 75018 Paris – 09 81 39 31 67


Nina Metayer

©Nina Metayer

Named Pastry Chef of the Year two years in a row before the age of 30, Nina Métayer now has her own bakery/pastry shop: the Délicatisserie located in Printemps. This chef trained by Jean-François Piège or Yannick Alléno, masters the creation of gourmet and refined cakes. We love its perfectly dosed lemon tart, its praline puffs and its delicious puff pastry brioche, perfect for a snack.

La Délicatisserie – Spring of Taste, 2 Rue du Havre 8th floor, 75008


Christine Brua 


It was in the gourmet restaurant Le Pré Catelan and in the kitchens of the Élysée that Christelle Brua launched her career. Just that ! Passionate about chocolate, the one who was voted best pastry chef in the world in 2018 opens her chocolate shop in the center of the capital. It is more precisely in the rue du Cherche-Midi, in the 6th arrondissement that it will be possible to taste its delicious chocolates. The opening is timely since you can find eggs or bells for the Easter holidays. The official opening date has not yet been announced. All that remains is to wait. 

Pré Catelan – Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris – 01 44 14 41 14


Stéphanie Le Quellec 

Grand winner of the Top Chef show in 2011, Stéphanie Le Quellec excels in her field. She runs her own two-star restaurant, La Scène, in the very chic 8th arrondissement of Paris. There, the dishes are typically French. You can taste dry sausages, country terrines with Espelette pepper or even pork belly. Last opening of the duo Stéphanie and David, Vive – Maison Mer, a new address that pays tribute to their passion for seafood.

The Stage, 32 Av. Matignon, 75008 Paris – 01 42 65 05 61

MAM – 22 Rue Fourcroy, 75017 Paris – 01 45 72 47 49

Long live – Maison Mer, 62 avenue des Ternes 75017 – 01 42 94 07 90



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