Philippe and Lisa have launched their new travel company, Voyage Boet, offering up-close and ultimate insider experiences of Paris, Provence, and Bordeaux for 2014. Small groups experience a 4-star Paris hotel, Relais & Chateaux hotels, private wineries and a luxury barge on the Rhone. Visit Voyage Boet.
"Louvre" Luncheon! Thurs., March 5, Noon-1:30 p.m., $26++ for two courses and a glass of wine. Join French antique experts and owners of Naples' Montmartre Gallery, Roger & Muriel Pertuisot, on working with the Louvre Museum sculpture archives.
Parisian imports Lisa & Philippe Boet have been personally welcoming guests to Chez Boet since 2003. Their cozy, chic bistro serves market-inspired French classics and dishes handed down through generations. Dishes are hand-crafted and freshly prepared at the time of ordering with locally-sourced ingredients. Chez Boet's intimate ambiance and designer decor is matched by the warm welcome from the on-site owners, with Philippe serving as mixologist, and Lisa commanding the door and the kitchen. The full bar extends to a separate lounge area with sofas and club chairs, perfect for small plates, cocktails and wines by the glass. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open from the main dining room to a covered terrace for outdoor dining with views of the waterside Crayton Cove village. Chez Boet is always at the top of "most romantic" restaurant lists for the privacy of its corner banquettes, yet also welcomes children with a child-friendly menu, and pets on its outdoor terrace. Private parking reserved for Chez Boet guests is at the rear of the restaurant. Dinner parties of eight or more require phone reservations. Lisa and Philippe are also experienced in organizing private parties, in-house or offsite.