New York: The New Restaurant Papilles is Reinventing French Cuisine

Papilles is reinterpreting classic French fare and techniques of the chef's French-Mediterranean roots and stellar background in several Michelin starred restaurants and most recently at Daniel in New York.

The young chef - Andrea Calstier is only 24-years old - uses an international palette of flavors and foods inspired by his travels around the world and celebrates fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. The result? Surprising and creative combinations that wake up your taste buds and bring a smile to your face. Andrea manages to maintain the sophistication of French cuisine while stripping it from the unneeded pretentious and uptight vibes for an all-around magnificent experience.

 Photos by Jai Nima Idowu

Photos by Jai Nima Idowu

I think French cuisine in New York in recent years has been too much reduced to the classic bistro. While elsewhere in the world it hasn’t stopped evolving and making people talk. More young French chefs are breaking the codes of the classic gastronomic meal or the Parisian brasserie, and that’s what I would like to bring to the New York culinary scene - an inventive cuisine, elaborated with the best products, resulting from organic farming, sustainable fishing and animal husbandry. All this, in a pleasant and casual environment with an affordable price. High French gastronomy is no longer reserved for the elite.
— Chef Andrea Calstier
 Photos by Jai Nima Idowu

Photos by Jai Nima Idowu

Papilles is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday (and starting in September will start opening for lunch as well). We recommend the chef’s tasting menu special with wine pairing and by all means, you must try the cocktails - Botanist and Bloom are my new favorites!

For more information and reservations online, please visit www.papillesrestaurant.com or call (646) 850-5345.