One of the city’s most disarmingly personal spots is Joule, which resembles a petite Continental café that just happens to serve both esoteric sparkling sakes and Korean kimchi. After bonding in the kitchen of Alain Ducasse in New York, Seoul-born Rachel Yang and her half-Tunisian husband Seif Chirchi moved west and opened a place of their dreams in the eclectic family-friendly Wallingford neighborhood. That’s them in the open kitchen—she adding a dollop of crème fraîche and French refinement into a hearty Korean beef soup; he garnishing an impeccably grilled dorado with a gingery sweet-sour eggplant and a pungent burst of roasted lemon and almond piccata.
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From Food & Wine , DEC 2008
I’ve never had a whole fish so impeccably cooked: Its pleasantly charred skin was shatter-crisp, and its moist flesh just fell from the bones...MORE
From Food & Wine , AUG 2008
...specializes in unlikely but delicious pairings, such as grilled lamb with sesame-leaf sauce...MORE
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.