I'm sad to start off this post with a closing: Épicerie Brimbelle, the French gourmet shop on Shamrock just west of JTM, is closing. Times are hard for little high-end places, I guess. Hope someone has some worthy openings to submit.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.