Dijon Michelin-Starred Chefs Coming to the CUESA Kitchen


Chefs William Frachot, Aurelien Mauny, and Stéphane Derbord at a Must’art NYC event; photo from Facebook.

As part of the celebration of a new exhibition of medieval sculptures from Dijon, France at the Legion of Honor, five chefs from Dijon (and their four shiny Michelin stars) are coming to SF’s Fairmont Hotel, where they’ll be creating a culinary feast straight from Burgundy with the help of the Fairmont’s J.W. Foster. Then they’ll head over to the ~FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET~, where you’ll have not one, but two chances to meet these culinary masters and get a taste of la belle France.

On Saturday August 20th, 8am-2pm, and Tuesday August 23rd, 10am-2pm, chefs Stéphane Derbord of Restaurant Stéphane Derbord, William Frachot of Le Chapeau Rouge, Yves Rebsamen of Chez Guy, and Jean-Pierre and Alexis Billoux of Le Pré aux Clercs will be the stars of the Market to Table cooking demos in the CUESA kitchen. Say oui to dishes like organic stuffed chicken breast with Burgundy escargot and Dijon mustard, vanilla-seasoned tomato compote with shrimp and radish mousse, marinated scampi with coconut milk and mango jelly, and basil king crab tartare. They’ll also be presenting some Dijon products and exported items, and of course, talking mustard. In addition, sommelier Patrice Gillard, also from the two-star Le Pré Aux Clercs, will be at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant wine bar to share some Burgundy wines.

The chefs are here for a weeklong celebration of the Dijon Must’art exhibit; more info on the exhibit here.