Chef Biography

Michel Rostang was born in 1948 to a restaurant family in Pont de Beauvoisin, France. His father, Jo, owned and operated La Bonne Auberge in Antibes, on the French Riviera. Michel went to hotel school in Nice, apprenticed in the family restaurant in Sassenage (near Grenoble), Laporte in Biarritz, Lasserre, La Maree, and Lucas Carton in Paris, and returned to his family’s two Michelin star restaurant in 1973.

In 1978 he left and opened Michel Rostang’s (now Maison Rostang) in Paris and received his first Michelin star a year later, and a second one the following year in 1980.  In 1987 he started opening a chain of baby bistrots, four through 1993, and three other restaurants (L’Absinthe, Dessirier, and Rue Balzac) through 2000.

In May of 2000, the Great Chefs television team returned to Paris from Lyon, and taped  Chef Michel Rostang for their Great Chefs of the World television series for the Discovery Channel. While taping, Great Chef Jean Paul Lacombe, whom the television crew had just recorded earlier in the week in Lyon, showed up to give his support to Chef Rostang (see photo).


Cold Violet Artichoke Soup

Serving: 4 to 5 Print Cold Violet Artichoke Soup By Great Chefs October 14, 2015 Creamy artichoke soup is served garnished with artichokes stuffed with a savory mixture which includes vegetables, ham, and foie gras. The stems of the artichokes are wrapped with smoked ham as a simple garnish. Note the alternate serving suggestion: this […]

Poached and Roasted Veal Knuckle

Serving: 6 Print Poached and Roasted Veal Knuckle By Great Chefs September 16, 2015 Pot roast never had it so good: this roasted veal knuckle and its rich gravy redefine the concept. The veal knuckle is poached, then simmered with vegetables until it is nearly falling apart. The rich gravy begins with the poaching stock, […]

Restaurant Information

Address: 20 Rue Rennequin, 75017 Paris, France
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