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Ask a Local : Welcome to the World of Juan Sanchez

Tuesday 2 Jan 2018 / Category: Ask a Local

©BoredPanda.com Drew Harré outside the beautiful facade of Fish, one of his many joint ventures with Juan Sanchez.

You’d be hard pressed to stroll through the bustling 6th arrondissement of Saint Germain without coming across one of Juan Sanchez’s establishments, so this month we wanted to introduce you to one of the most prolific, enthusiastic, and inspirational food and wine aficionados we know. You may or may not know his name yet, but you might be familiar with his constellation of Paris addresses!

Juan came to Paris in 1989 for “fun, food and exploration” and quickly decided that this is where he wanted to be. Having studied at the culinary school of L’Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, it wasn’t long before Juan decided to make Paris his ‘forever home’ and dive head first into the culinary world of Paris.

With his passion for Farm to Table cuisine and fresh, seasonal ingredients, you can expect some very special experiences at each of the addresses he has had a hand in. So here is our “Juan Sanchez Address Book!”

La Dernière Goutte : The first feather in Juan’s cap, La Dernière Goutte is a charming little wine cave on a tiny street in Saint Germain. Discover a world of specialty wines, organic and biodynamic options and superb Champagnes waiting behind a sunshine-yellow façade. Find it at 6 rue Bourbon le Chateau.

Cosi - one of our favorite sandwich spots in the city – opened in 1989 and marked the beginning of a lasting partnership with fellow restaurateur Drew Harré. This little gem is still serving up wholesome sandwiches, soups and wood-fired focaccia to hungry Parisians and in-the-know visitors. 54 rue de Seine, 75006

Fish (La Boissonnerie) was the next gem in Juan and Drew’s crown. Opened in 1999, Fish is your go-to place for fresh fish, a fabulous wine list and friendly service in English if needed! It’s also open seven days a week, so there's no need to be stuck for somewhere to go on a Sunday again. 69 rue de Seine 75006 Paris

Semilla Juan and Drew once again struck gold in 2012 when they opened Semilla, where inventive modern cuisine attracts foodies seven days a week. Expect a menu packed with the fresh, seasonal flavours that Juan loves. 54 rue de Seine, 75006

Freddy’s marks the fulfilment of a long-held aspiration for Juan, who had always dreamt of opening a tapas bar. Naturally he and Drew have created a haven of good food and wine at Freddy's, which is named after Drew’s grandfather (who called everyone ‘Freddy’ if their name could not be immediately recalled). Freddy's is just next door to Semilla and offers an irresistible combination of light bites and a killer wine selection that makes for a perfect evening out, or a great pre-dinner apéro. 54 rue de Seine, 75006 

So – what’s Juan up to next? A man that is always on the move, we’re not surprised to hear that Juan does indeed have his sights set on a new project. We are super excited to learn that he is partnering up with another restauranteur in the city to realise his passion for Farm to Table food, and it will literally be just that. 2018 should see the launch of the next diamond in his crown, a farm restaurant located in Champaign (in the Burgundy region). Picture an open kitchen, a roaring fire place, the freshest veggies plucked straight from the surrounding garden and good, honest food. 

We’ll keep a close eye on this one for you - and hope to see you there! Once this is up and running, we’re certain Juan will have has hands on yet another new endeavor - and we cannot wait to see what it will be!

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Last Minute Course Places

14 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

15 Jun 2024

  • Evening Classes / French Hors d'Oeuvres & Drinks!
  • Join us for this quintessential pre-dinner social experience as you create beautiful hors d’oeuvres and other small appetizers!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 15:00 - 18:00
  • Price: €129.00     Availability: 3 places left

17 Jun 2024

  • French Technical Classes / French Bistrot Lunches
  • Le Soufflé

    Au menu:

    a traditional savory Soufflé au Fromage (cheese soufflé)

    plateau of fromage (a selection of fine French cheeses)

    salade with a traditional French vinaigrette

    a delicate and sweet Soufflé au Chocolat (chocolate soufflé)

    After all that hard work (and fun), enjoy lunch with your classmates and a glass of wine while admiring wonderful views across the Seine to Notre Dame.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 2 places left

18 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

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