Chez Michel, Paris
The food of France’s Breton region shines at Chez Michel. Located steps from Gare du Nord in the 10th arrondisement, Chez Michel is haven for foodies as chef Thierry Breton’s bistro menu is known for both fresh Breton seafood and his use of obscure ingredients such as baby eels and seasonal game meats. The exterior, with its simple wood doors and green awnings, is uninspiring, while the dining room is spacious with a high timbered ceiling and white plaster walls. Signature dishes include fish soup, pork rillettes, roasted John Dory, and Paris-Brest (a choux pastry filled with hazelnut cream).
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.