Arturo Gismondi, proprietor of Boca’s highly regarded Trattoria Romana, will be applying his restaurant savvy to classic French cuisine with the debut in June of La Nouvelle Maison.
Located on the resurgent stretch of Palmetto Park Road near the Intracoastal, La Nouvelle Maison will draw its inspiration from the regional fare of Provence and Alsace, as well as more contemporary dishes from exec chef Gregory Howell, a classically trained French chef who returns to Palm Beach Country from the Naples Yacht Club, where he landed after four years as top toque at Cafe L’Europe in Palm Beach.
There’s more inspiration too as Gismondi’s latest endeavor hopes to wear the crown long worn by La Vieille Maison, for many years the local standard for authentic French cookery, closed since 2006.
Details on the menu and design are sparse at the moment, but in addition to the rigorously Gallic cuisine, the restaurant will blend modern elements with country French charm. . . also with American convenience, as in plenty of easy parking.
Now that should make you say, Ooh-la-la!