The management of Hotel des Chais Monnet was forced to resign following the sudden departure of Marc-Antoine Lepage, chef at Les Foudres, a Michelin-starred Chais Monnet Restaurant.
Marc-Antoine Lepage (31), took over as the leader of Les Foudres after two and a quarter years. He posted his resignation "with great emotion" via Facebook. He cited "disagreements" with management and his desire to pursue his second dream, which is to open his own restaurant. The management wishes him success with this project without wasting too much time. He was the one who gave Les Foudres the Michelin star in a year and half ago. Additionally, he was at the forefront of the Proclamation of Michelins, which was orchestrated for the first-time in Cognac.
His successor Paolo Boscaro is due to arrive on June 6, two days prior to the reopening at Les Foudres, which was exceptionally closed this week. He is half Norman and half Italian. He hails from Anne-Sophie Pic Le Beau Rivage Palace, Lausanne, where he was the chef.
He was previously the head of L'Escargot 1903 Puteaux's kitchens, where he received his first star in 2017. He has a long history of studying in the most prestigious houses. His CV includes details about Chais Monnet's management. He has starred at many restaurants, including La Grande Cascade (2 stars in Paris), Lasserre (2 stars in Paris), Carre des Feuillants (2 star Paris) and Hotel Meurice (3 star Paris). He was also second to Kei Kbayashi at Paris's Kei restaurant, which won three stars for Japan.
Chais Monnet assures that "He will be keen for the star obtained 2021 and to promote Charente terroir with a very personal touch".