Haute Plates - February 2012

Changing of the Guard

There was a time when the restaurant in the International House Hotel at 221 Camp Street was going to feature Korean food, complete with in-table grills. The local chef who was being considered for the venture was enthusiastic about it,…

It's Life

Sebastien Baudin is from Annecy, a small town in southeast France near the border with Switzerland and Italy. Baudin's family operated a restaurant there, and he grew up in the kitchen. He told me that as soon as he was…

Robust Food in the Bywater

Maurepas bills itself as “a purveyor of robust food.” I like the turn of phrase, if only because coming up with a shorthand way to describe restaurants like the newly-opened Bywater joint can be a challenge. “New American” is a…

A Redemption Story

I was a fan of the Bistro at Maison de Ville. I first visited the restaurant when I was in law school. My father took me to the intimate restaurant while I was in town on a break. I had…