With its Victorian candlesticks, whimsical paintings, chandeliers, and a house-cat that roams the restaurant, Petrelle has an elegant-yet-homey feel. This little ninth arrondissement eatery has only nine tables, one waiter, and one chef, who cooks with vegetables and herbs grown in his own garden. Petrelle's menu includes fresh fowl, fish, and produce that are handcrafted into dishes, such as crayfish-stuffed ravioli, crème anglaise, and country-style roasted lamb with eggplant. The restaurant is even popular with likes of Christian Louboutin and Madonna.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.