La Belle Vie is undergoing some changes
Among the new sights at La Belle Vie: tableside chefs
La Belle Vie, the stalwart of fine dining, the creme de la creme of the local restaurant universe (Best Service, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Martini to name a few accolades), and the first local restaurant to be recognized with a James Beard Award, will be undergoing some surprising changes.
We spoke with chef de cuisine Mike DeCamp to find out what these changes will be.
La Belle Vie's dining room specialty has always been its dazzling tasting menus. On a recent evening only one person in the mostly filled room chose a single entree. DeCamp has always excelled at creative, unexpected takes on fine dining -- this is the man who microwaved foie gras. The new direction of the dining room will be to focus more on the tasting menus. They are adding a 13-course tasting menu and doing away with the a la carte.
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