La Maison Troisgros

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Café - Epicerie Le Central in Roanne

La Maison Troisgros is a Michelin Guide three-starred restaurant in Roanne, France north west of the city of Lyon. Head chef, Michel Troisgrois of the Troisgros family, runs the hotel/restaurant along with his wife Marie-Pierre.

In 1930, Burgundy native Jean-Baptiste Troisgros moved to Roanne with his wife, Marie, and bought a small hotel. She did the cooking, he oversaw the house. This was the beginning of a 3-generation dynasty of gastronomy that has seen La Maison Troisgros celebrate more than 30 consecutive years with three Michelin stars.

Marie and Jean-Baptiste had two famous chef sons, Jean and Pierre among the inventors of nouvelle cuisine. Michel Trosgros is one of two celebrated chef sons (the other is Claude) of Pierre. In this generation Michel is the cook and his wife Marie-Pierre (they met while she was studying hotel management in Grenoble) looks after the house, the decor and the shop.

Michel Troisgros

Michel's cuisine is noted both for its internationalism (there are many Japanese touches) and its use of local ingredients (red currants in summer, for example). He is also known, as is the American chef Mario Batali, for his enthusiastic use of acidic notes in his dishes.

Pierre Troisgros once noted that the restaurant used to be identified as being across the street from the train station. Now people identify the station as across the street from La Maison Troisgros. This says something about both the fame of the hotel/restaurant and the relative quietude of the town of Roanne.

The restaurant was voted 25th best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 2008.


3 Stars Michelin Restaurant "La Maison Troisgros" in Roanne, France

He returns to “the Troisgros” in Roanne restaurant with his father Pierre, after the death of his uncle Jean in 1983, then it continues with his wife Marie-Pierre, mistress of hotel and decorator, in a warm and modern atmosphere of purified design, modernity, Zen, elegance and refinement, " to be indeed, of intimacy, comfort, peace, sensual delight ", by protecting the family feeling and the high level of reputation of the establishment while adding to it with talent their numerous international experiences. [1]

“Le Central” Restaurant, in Roanne, France

In the 1990s, Michel Troisgros opens to Roanne " Le Central " (nicknamed " the appendix " because adjoining celebrates the famous 3 stars restaurant “Maison Troisgros”), a traditional cooking. [1]

“Le Koumir” Restaurant, in Moscow, Russia

In 2001, Michel Troisgros opens the restaurant Koumir ("diva") in Moscow, in a mansion of 19th century, between the place Pouchkin Square and the Red Square. [2]

“La Table du Lancaster” Restaurant, in Paris, France

In 2004, Michel Troisgros joins with prestigious Lancaster hotel in the 8th district of Paris. One year later, It is rewarded for a star by the “guide Michelin”. [3]

“La Colline du Colombier” Restaurant, in Iguerande, France

On June 6th, 2008, Michel and Marie-Pierre Troisgros open near Roanne, in Iguerande in Saône-et-Loire state in heart of Brionnais region, a new establishment, " La Colline du Colombier ": a simple table, with a card of a dozen dishes and a menu in 34€ (entered, dish and dessert), around the Charolais and the bio fresh eggs (omelet rolled to the oseille) with wines of the Loire.

The restaurant is supervised by Cédric Gillot ( Former Chef of Troisgros): in the opening among the clerks of cooking, César Troisgros, the son of Michel. The rustic and warm decoration offers two gites for 4 persons and three houses of cadoles on piles with bras on the campaign. They are proposed in the rent for stays from night to three days (from 300 to 750 €). The project required about 2.8 million euro of investments [4]

"Cuisine Michel Troisgros " in Tokyo, Japan

In September, 2006, Michel Troisgros settles the restaurant " Cuisine Michel Troisgros " to the Hotel Century Hyatt of Tokyo in Japan. [5]

Partnership with Groupe Casino

In 2008 Michel Troisgros with the group Casino (french supermarkets) creates about ten ready-made meal by emphasizing the methods of fabrication and the selection of ingredients. This range in the black packaging now declines in freshproduct, deep-frozen and in grocer's shop. [6]


  1. ^ a b Maison Troisgros Official WebsiteRoanne
  2. ^ A new “ diva ” in RussiaMoscow
  3. ^ La Table du Lancaster in Paris, France Paris
  4. ^ Iguerande, La Colline du Colombier Restaurant Iguerande
  5. ^ Cuisine(s) Michel Troisgros (in Japan) Official Website Tokyo
  6. ^ Partnership between Casino supermarkets & TroisgrosGroupe Casino

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