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Jean-Pierre Vuillermet


Union League Cafe, Bar Bouchee

Restaurant Address

1032 Chapel Street


New Haven








http://www.unionleaguecafe.com, http://www.barbouchee.com


Chef Jean Pierre Vuillermet is a fourth-generation chef and hotelier from Aix les Bains, France. Chef Vuillermet served as an apprentice in France and Geneva before working at Le Chapon Fin, a 2* Michelin restaurant in Lyon, France, where he served under one of the greatest culinary masters in France, Chef Paul Blanc. After studying with Chef Blanc, Chef Vuillermet worked with the acclaimed Chef Gaston LeNotre at Le Pre Catalan, a 2* Michelin restaurant, in France. He continued to work with Chef LeNotre before moving to Houston, Texas to open LeNotre Catering Center in 1982. Later, Chef Vuillermet was chef at Robert Henry’s in New Haven, Connecticut where he received professional accolades including the DiRONA award, Gault Millau, Zagat Guide, Connecticut Magazine (Overall Excellence Statewide for 7 years), New York Times (Excellent) and Hartford Courant (Excellent Overall).
These awards lead to Chef Vuillermet to open his own restaurant, Union League Café, in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. This French inspired, cosmopolitan style brasserie has garnered numerous awards both for its food and service. Included in the top ratings of Zagat Guide, Connecticut Magazine, and New York Times, the Union League Café has consistently been rated as one of the state’s top restaurants.
In 2005, Jean-Pierre and his wife opened Bar Bouchée in Madison, CT. This is a traditional “bouchon” with a casted zinc bar typical to the casual and convivial bistros from Lyon.
Bar Bouchée constantly receive the highest ratings from Zagat, Trip advisor, Yelp and many local newspapers and magazines


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