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Papillote As We Have Known It…

It was a week ago yesterday. Jack came home with dinner for us. He looked distraught, sad, quite unlike himself. I asked what was the matter. He looked at me. “Papillote as we have known it will soon be gone,” he said. I stared at him. That’s impossible, I said. They just celebrated their fourth anniversary in Savannah. They’re doing a fabulous business. How could they be closing?
They have sold the business. They are leaving Savannah. But you must promise to say not a word, don’t even think of publishing anything about it, until after they are gone. I promised Herve, he said, that I would keep it a secret.
And so I did….until today, when I discovered that it’s all over Twitter. All I can say now is that I’m as heartbroken as Jack.
I take comfort, however, in the certainty that Chef Herve would not sell his small creation to anyone unless he believed that they would maintain the standards that he set for excellence. According to Chef Herve, the new owners intend to keep the same menu, perhaps adding a few new dishes of their own. Tomorrow will be the last day for Papillote under the auspices of Chef Herve and his partner Ann-Marie. Sunday, they will be closed for the transition. The new owners will re-open next week, probably Tues. or Wed. I wish them well.

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Papillote celebrates its fourth birthday

February 24 was the day that Papillote first opened its doors to provide us all with their  wonderful array of fine French take-out dishes. Congratulations, Chef Herve and Ann-Marie from all of us at Savannahbest!

 

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A short vacation, then a cornucopia of delights from Papillote!

Ann Marie and Chef Herve (owners of Papillote) closed up shop to spend 10 days in Key West. Their return brought an abundance of wonderful new specials.  A Salade Nicoise (tuna, poached egg, lettuce, tomato, potatoes, anchovies, olives, haricot vert, and green peppers), authentic down to the last haricot vert!  Downright scrumptious! Soft shell crabs were n the menu too, as well as the piece de resistance, Baked Brie Vol-au-Vent (Brie in a puff pastry shell, topped with an arugula, fennel, and sliced orange salad, with a honey and raspberry vinaigrette) !  My fervent hope is that this sublime dish goes on the regular menu soon and forever.

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Joyeux Anniversaire, Papillote!

Today, Papillote celebrates its first birthday, having opened February 27, 2009.  Along with so many others, we rejoice that this delightful French take-out restaurant not only survived, but thrived, during that most perilous first year!   Best wishes, Chef Herve and Ann Marie, for many years to come!

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