How Chicago’s Robert et Fils Reinvented the French Restaurant
Why do a red-eye when this guy’s right here?
by Emily Monaco / Inside Hook / September 3, 2021
When it comes to French food, we thought we’d seen it all. In fact, after years of seeming all but synonymous with fine dining, French restaurants have begun to feel a little … passé. But chef Rob Shaner has still found a way to make French food taste brand new: by going back in time to his own adolescence.
In 1994, Shaner’s father was transferred to Paris for work, and the already adventurous teenager set himself a challenge: any time he saw an item on a menu he didn’t recognize, he had to order it. Read more HERE