Westfield has always been known as a great town for foodies. And recognition of the town's restaurants is not unusual.
This week, New Jersey Monthly released its annual list of the state's 25 best restaurants and Chez Catherine made the cut.
When it comes to the North Avenue award-winner, the magazine said: "French cuisine was once the envy of the world, its techniques and stocks the foundation of every fine restaurant's repertoire. In today's multiculti environment, that dominion seems rather distrant. But it lives at Chez Catherine, where every bit connects you not so much to the 'glories' of classical French, but to its matchless caress of every ingredient on the plate and every aspect of the diner's experience. Somewhere along the line the tradition got tagged with two words: stuffy and heavy. Thanks to solicitousness and puckish wit of owner Didier Jouvenet, a native of Lyon and for 20 years the maitre d' of La Grenouille, and his wife, Edith, stuffy is out. And thanks to the skill of chef C.J. Reycraft, an American, richness and flavor are heightened with little resort to butter and cream, banishing heavy. Weekday three-course dinner menus at $39 ($32 at lunch) take the heavy out of the tab, too."
Chez Catherine is located at 431 North Ave. W., phone 908-654-4011 or visit chezcatherine.com.
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