Culinary Chairs*: Martial Noguier From One Sixtyblue To Cafe Des Architects
Catching up on our weekend reading — how did we miss this one? Chef Martial Noguier of one sixtyblue has given notice and is going to take the helm at Cafe Des Architectes starting October 1. Why? Because (among other reasons) "it’s perfect for me to do what I want to do, which is real, simple French food made with local ingredients. No one is doing that."
Is this a wise decision? One Sixtyblue was one of the major players of the restaurant revolution of the late 90s that turned Chicago from a culinary also-ran into one of the hottest players on the national (and international) food scene. Meanwhils, Cafe des Architectes is, um, in the Sofitel? Well, here's hoping Noguier has better luck there than some other hotel restaurants have been having.
*get it? like musical chairs, but with food!