Celebrity chef Thierry Marx, renowned for his endeavors in Michelin-starred restaurants, is preparing to introduce a more rustic element of French cuisine with the opening of his new Bouillon in Saint-Ouen in June 2024.
A fervent admirer of the Puces de Saint-Ouen, Marx plans to serve up a delightful array of traditional, affordable dishes. Amidst the ongoing construction of the restaurant, a banner proudly displays Marx’s own maxim, “a pleasure to eat, a pleasure to pay,” signifying that patrons can enjoy a meal for less than 15 euros.
The Bouillon will take the place of the Coq de la Maison Blanche, a former culinary landmark with more than a century’s worth of history.
The renowned French chef is celebrated for his innovative fusion of traditional French cuisine with modern molecular gastronomy techniques. Marx is particularly known for his tenure as the head chef of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Mandarin Oriental, in Paris.
Over the course of his career, Marx has become a recognized name in the culinary world for his creative and experimental approach to cooking, often blending Eastern and Western culinary traditions.
His inventive use of sous-vide techniques and his reimagining of traditional French dishes have earned him numerous accolades and a reputation as one of France’s leading chefs. Today, he runs an existing range of establishments that includes restaurants like Le Sur Mesur and Le Camelia as well as more casual outfits like a street food joint called Marxito and a boulangerie.
In addition to his culinary achievements, Marx is also known for his social initiatives. He has established culinary training programs for unemployed individuals and ex-prisoners to aid in their social reintegration. His commitment to using his culinary expertise to bring about positive social change is another significant aspect of his fame.