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Houston Life - Chef Sidney sauces things up

Chef Sidney Degaine from Café Azur shares tips to making delicious homemade sauces and takes us to France.

Eater Houston - Café Azur Brings Mediterranean Fare & Plenty of Rose To Montrose

Houston may have the exact opposite climate of the breezy Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t make for a perfect home for Café Azur, Montrose’s newest restaurant. The Houston Chronicle reports that restaurateur Sidney Degaine has opened Café Azur at 4315 Montrose. The restaurant is inspired by the cuisine and vibe of its namesake, France’s Côte d'Azur, and will feature Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the region and prepared by a chef trained in France.

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Houston Chronicle - Café Azur now open at 4315 Montrose

The French Riviera has long enticed the glamorous traveler; and the food of the Cote d'Azur has enthralled foodies for generations. Now that sunny, coastal food has come to the Montrose, delivered by a French chef trained mostly in Nice.

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PaperCity Mag - Houston's New Restaurant Guide: 14 Future Hotspots You Need to Know

The Houston restaurant scene is constantly changing, with new hotspots, must-try places, and major culinary events coming along on a daily basis. Even the most dedicated eater can have trouble keeping up, but don’t worry, PaperCityhas you covered.

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Houstonia - First Bite: Café Azur

HOUSTON IS HOME TO MANY EXCELLENT FRENCH RESTAURANTS. But compared to other large cities, our bistro-heavy leanings dwell in an era somewhere between the fall of nouvelle cuisine and the modern, Joël Robuchon-influenced cooking that arose from its ashes. The Parisian-style steak-frites and croques madames of the world are also far more common in Houston than the lighter dishes of the French Riviera.

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My Table Houston - A Snapshot of Café Azur

We were sad to see Brasserie Max & Julie leave the local dining scene – especially as news of its shuttering came so soon after Au Petit Paris let the world know that it, too, was going out of business. Two cozy, independently owned French favorites gone, just like that. So, we were chuffed to learn that Café Azur had taken over the Max & Julie location on Montrose near Richmond.

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Houston Press - First Look at Café Azur in Montrose

If you look back on the new restaurants that have opened this year in Houston, most have fallen within two categories: established restaurants and groups that have opened new concepts or additional locations, and concepts from other cities that have opened branch locations in Houston.

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PaperCity Mag - French Restaurant King Celebrates Opening of His First U.S. Restaurant: Of Course, It's in Houston

It was a big night for French chef Sidney Degaine and his wife, Maria, celebrating their first eatery in the United States after commanding three successful restaurants in her native Brazil.

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Fox 26 Cooking With Cleverley - Secret to preparing remarkable ratatouille at Café Azur

With Thanksgiving Day approaching, ratatouille would be a great addition to your table. Sidney Degaine, owner and chef of Café Azur, shares the secret to making the traditional French vegetable dish with help from FOX 26 News food segment contributor Cleverley Stone.

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Fox 26 Cooking With Cleverley - Crépe Suzette from Café Azur

Sidney Degaine, Café Azur chef and owner, shares recommendations for preparing crépe Suzette with FOX 26 News food segment contributor Cleverley Stone. This sweet French dish can be served as a special breakfast treat or a divine dessert.

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Zagat : Eat This Now: Houston's 30 Essential Dishe

Are there really only 30 must-try dishes right now in Houston? Hardly. That said, one has to draw the line somewhere, and these essentials bubbled to the top of the list. From longtime favorites to new kids on the block, here's a true cross section of the city's best dishes.

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