First class French cuisine at bistro prices. A new venture from the former owners of Vancouver's 'Cafe de Paris.' Owners Richard and Martine Toussaint work their magic again along with Paris trained Chef Luc Bissonetter, in elegant casual surroundings with an 800 bottle climate controlled wine cellar and three certified sommeliers on site.
Luc Bissonnette began his culinary adventure in our nation's capital, Ottawa, where he was born and raised. He studied at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school while learning the basics of "a day in the life of a Chef" working in the kitchens of the Byward Market. Luc completed his Cordon Bleu "Grand Diplome" in Paris allowing him to experience the culture and gastronomy of France and learn it in the many stages that he partook in. He remained in Paris for the next two years working at the prestigious Michelin acclaimed Prince De Galles Hotel, next to the Champs-Elysée, holding the position of Chef de Partie. After travelling through Europe, Luc decided to take the west coast adventure and moved to Vancouver where he worked at the renowned Bacchus Restaurant of the Wedgewood hotel. Yearning to learn more, he accepted the Sous-Chef position at Bouchons in 2004 and took over Executive Chef duties when Chef Dominique Couton retired in 2011. French cuisine is Luc's passion and this passion gets plated every night at Bouchons!