French cuisine has evolved over centuries of social and political change; from visually striking grand banquets eaten by hand among the aristocracy to the rise and fall of cooking guilds and into the construction of modern bistros, restaurants, and cafés, evolution of the cooking has been consistently determined by the shifts in French culture.
Food preparation and choices also greatly relied on the region of France in which a particular chef lived. Only the freshest ingredients of the season are used to create elegant dishes worthy of hearty home cooking as well as fine dining. Inspiration for the traditional French foods found on Le Troquet’smenu came from Chef Jean Pierre Gozard’s upbringing in Burgundy, France.
Burgundy is most well-known for its exquisite, high-quality wines including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Chef Jean Pierre incorporates the classical French training he received from his mother and several French chefs as well as his unique passion for traditional French foods into each of his dishes at Le Troquet.
A few of the classic dishes of the Burgundy region that you may see on Chef Jean Pierre’s seasonally adapted menu include coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and Époisses de Bourgogne cheese. These full flavored, elegant dishes are created with traditional cooking techniques such as intensifying the flavor of liquids through reduction, using stocks for every sauce, and mounting sauces with butter.
Chef Jean Pierre believes in preserving French culture and food by spreading the aromas and tastes of Burgundy, France throughout Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you enjoy full flavored, savory, elegant cuisine, contact Le Troquet to reserve your opportunity for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Chef Jean Pierre’s passion for authentic French food has brought the essence of France to your doorstep.