On the Horizon
There are more French restaurants expected to roll out later this year. In New York City, the crew behind Carbone and Torrisi will break away from Italian cooking to open Dirty French on the Lower East Side to showcase Rich Torrisi's French training.
DC brothers Eric and Ian Hilton — who have already made a splash with their Parisian spot Chez Billy — will focus on Southern French cuisine at new spin-off Chez Billy Sud, set to debut in August.
In Denver, Brasserie Ten Ten alum Joe Troupe will bring bistro fare (coq au vin, pâtés) to Jefferson Park in September with the opening of Amass.
Finally, at the end of the year, expect to see a new Vegas concept from Michael Mina. Set in the former American Fish space at the ARIA, Bardot Brasserie tips a hat to Paris' cafe and bar culture. Along with food like steak frites and foie gras en croute, there will be classic cocktails with a twist and both new- and old-world French wines.