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Dining at Latour is like a quick trip to Provence


AUGUST 28, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015, 12:31 AM

Walking into Latour by the train station in Ridgewood feels a lot like stumbling into a restaurant somewhere in Provence.

The walls are awash with cornflower blue with yellow highlights and decorated with paintings that evoke a beautiful day in the sun-dappled countryside. The updates were designed by village merchant Tony Damiano from Mango Jam.

And then there is the food, which is lovingly prepared by chef/owner Michael Latour and his chef de cuisine, Anders Carlson using modern French techniques. Much of it is sourced right from Latour’s garden in Ramsey, which is expertly managed by his sons Alexander, 13, and Michael, 18. Joining in the family operation is wife, Christine, who in addition to her own successful career, is the restaurant’s accounting wizard.

The current bounty includes zucchini flowers, the delicate yellow blossoms that Latour loves to feature on his summer menus. He explained the process with the kind of enthusiasm that any fellow foodie would understand.

2 thoughts on “Dining at Latour is like a quick trip to Provence

  1. Have never been disappointed.

  2. We’re very lucky to have Mike around and bye the looks of his astounding record and longevity he should be here for some time to come. If you have not been…go. As above you will NOT be disappointed.

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