Chef, Frederic Duca.
Recently voted Best Chef of the year 2013 by Gilles Pudlowski, and awarded a Michelin Star at L’Instant d’Or in Paris, Frederic Duca is now the Executive Chef for Racines NY.
This young Chef from Marseille has been mentored by the likes of Gerald Passedat at Le Petit Nice(3 Michelin Stars), Christian Willer (Le Martinez, Cannes), Jean-Yves Leuranguer (Fouquet’s, Paris) and Helene Darroze. Frederic is now directing our kitchen, where his cuisine showcases his Mediterranean roots. Fresh, inventive and intuitive, he transforms his ingredients without sacrificing their integrity.
We hope you’re hungry !
Owner, Arnaud Tronche.
A native of L’Isle –sur-la-Sorge, southwest of Avignon, Arnaud Tronche received an engineering degree in Paris where he began a fifteen-year career in the Telecom industry. Although he grew up near the major wine-producing regions of the Southern Rhone, Mr. Tronche’s life turned toward wine only upon his arrival in Chicago where he began a second career as a sommelier. While touring vineyards, primarily in France and Corsica, Arnaud was strongly influenced by visits with growers such as Emmanuel Reynaud, Thierry Allemand, Antoine Arena and Matthieu Baudry. In 2009, Mr. Tronche began working on his dream – a restaurant that would combine fine dining and attentive service with the energy and atmosphere of a wine bar: Racines NY!