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Steam-Boiled Artichokes

Artichoke season is here!  Spring and fall are when artichokes are in season.  They can be an intimidating vegetable if you have never worked with them before, but honestly, it is hard to ruin one.  An artichoke is an immature flower bud of the thistle plant, and they are generously forgiving when cooking them. [...]

Steam-Boiled Artichokes2023-03-03T05:59:23-08:00

Eat Like a Local! Freddie’s Kitchen celebrated in Locale Magazine…

Led by Chef Frederic Pierrel, Freddie’s Kitchen at the Cole is serving up a truly delicious French-California menu full of robust, global flavors and artful presentations. Those looking for international flavors will be happy to order French staples like the escargot and French onion soup; those seeking unique Californian dishes will love perusing the seasonal [...]

Eat Like a Local! Freddie’s Kitchen celebrated in Locale Magazine…2023-03-03T05:44:40-08:00

Restaurant News Bites in the Coachella Valley

Over the last few years, the Cole Hotel (at 2323 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs) has played host to various pop-up restaurants. Now it seems the Cole is the permanent home of Freddie’s Kitchen, helmed by Chef Frederic Pierret, a classically trained French chef from Alsace. The menu includes French classics like steak [...]

Restaurant News Bites in the Coachella Valley2022-12-01T12:14:41-08:00

The ‘main stage’ at BNP Paribus welcomes Mama Gina and Chef Frederic to the center of it all

Stadium 1, the ‘main stage’ and center of it all welcomes Ristorante Mama Gina for the first time!  Chef Frederic assists the Mamma Gina team in opening their premiere BNP Paribus Open “pop-Up”. Patrons enjoyed world-class dining while watching tennis with unprecedented views of Stadium 1.  Mamma Gina has been a landmark in Florentine cuisine [...]

The ‘main stage’ at BNP Paribus welcomes Mama Gina and Chef Frederic to the center of it all2022-05-08T10:02:39-07:00

Frenchmen Gather, Tastebuds and patrons applaud!

Chef Frederic had the honor of assisting Cafe De Beaux-Arts owner Didier Bloch and Guest Chef Thierry Barot for the very special: “Culinary Adventure of St. Tropez”. When owner, Didier Bloch spends his vacation in St. Tropez, one of his favorite restaurants is La Grange des Agapes. During a discussion with chef-owner, Thierry Barot, they [...]

Frenchmen Gather, Tastebuds and patrons applaud!2022-01-08T07:04:43-08:00

Chef Frederic: Larger Than Life

What do you do when a well-known chef changes venues and you want to tell your patrons?  A billboard, of course! For a long minute, this effective tactic brought many an old friend, guest, or northern traveler by to visit Chef at the brasserie!

Chef Frederic: Larger Than Life2022-01-07T10:22:31-08:00

Croque Tartine Parisienne (Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich)

A simple and satisfying dish where a fried egg crowns a decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in béchamel and melted cheese. Prep. Time:  30 minutes Ingredients to serve 4 6 tbsp. unsalted butter 4 tbsp. flour 1 cup milk 5 1 ⁄ 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 ⁄ 4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg 8 (1/4"-thick) [...]

Croque Tartine Parisienne (Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich)2020-03-29T19:59:16-07:00

Gratin Douphinois

Creamy, comforting and full of flavor. This is one of my comfort foods. Prep. Time:  30 Minutes Ingredients to serve 6 ¼ C Butter, Soft 6-8 Desirée (red skin) Potatoes, depending on size 1 ¼ C Whole Milk 1 1/3 C Heavy Cream 2 small or 1 large Garlic Clove(s), Peeled and halved 2 sprigs [...]

Gratin Douphinois2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00

Velouté de Châtaignes (Creamy Chestnut Soup)

A wonderful Holiday Dish, yes, but earthy roasted chestnuts make a wonderful and hearty soup all fall and winter. Prep. Time:  2 Hours if including ‘chill’ time for blending. Best made 1 day ahead for flavors to cultivate together. Ingredients to serve 6 4 slices bacon, roughly chopped 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 large shallot, [...]

Velouté de Châtaignes (Creamy Chestnut Soup)2020-03-29T19:59:17-07:00
Chef Frederic Pierrel