Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Executive summary by Darmansjah

Taillevent is a restaurant in Paris, founded in 1946 by André Vrinat, and now owned by the Gardinier family.

In 1987, Taillevent opened a wine shop, Les Caves Taillevent, at 199 Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. This wine shop is under the direction of Valérine Vrinat, who began to work for Taillevent the same year.

In 2001, Taillevent's owners opened another restaurant, L'Angle du Faubourg, located at 195 Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Michel del Burgo left Taillevent's kitchens to lead L'Angle du Faubourg, and was replaced by head chef Alain Solivérès. Alain Lecomte became head pastry cook.

In 2004, Jean-Claude Vrinat decorated the restaurant with contemporary art, and in 2005 Les Caves Taillevent opened a second wine shop at Marunouchi, Tokyo in Japan.

In June 2006 Jean-Claude Vrinat launched a blog[1] in order to share his art-of-cooking experiences. The same year, a third wine shop, Les Caves Taillevent, opened in Printemps Haussmann, Paris.

In 2013, Les Caves de Taillevent opened its first Middle Eastern branch in Beirut, Lebanon, in Les Jardins de Tabaris.

After Alain Lecomte left Taillevent, Arnaud Vodounou became the new head pastry cook.

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