Frenchie: It was Jamie Oliver who gave Gregory Marchand this nickname in the kitchens of his Fifteen restaurant in London, and the moniker has stuck ever since. So it was a natural thing for him to lend that name to the restaurant he opened in April 2009 in Paris’ second arrondissement.
At first, Greg worked alone in the kitchens, with one person helping guests in the dining room. Soon, though, the team expanded, as did the wine menu, with a wonderful palette of international labels and signature wines. The ambiance was relaxed and the staff was professional and down-to-earth.
After five years, Frenchie underwent a reinvention. New décor, new style: the dining room was completely redesigned by Emilie Bonaventure and a new five-course carte blanche menu was created.