For the Love of Food and Wine


What distinguishes a fine restaurant? Most certainly, it takes an equal amount of desire and talent. But, it also takes an enormous passion for both food and wine – one that translates to the creation of inspired dishes as well as food and wine pairings that marvel the senses and keep customers returning for more.

Motivated by their interest for market-inspired ingredients (Marché Moderne translates as “modern market”) and classic French cooking techniques, Florent and Amelia Marneau have created a charming French bistro in the heart of Orange County, California. The Marneaus seem to relish integrating the urban and the rustic, the simple and the sophisticated, while creating dishes that are at once both modern and traditional. For decades, the couple has worked separately in some of the best kitchens in France and Orange County. Now, with Marché Moderne, they have followed their natural evolution by combining their culinary careers as independent restaurateurs.

Join us as we visit with Chef-owners Florent and Amelia Marneau of Marché Moderne restaurant. We’ll discuss their early influences, some of their kitchen techniques, and the important aspects of running a classic French bistro in Southern California.

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3 Responses to “For the Love of Food and Wine”

  1. 1 GrapeRadio – Wine Talk Show » Blog Archive » For the Love of Food … Sep 29th, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  2. 2 Rusty Gaffney MD Sep 30th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    We rarely get the opportunity to get to personally know chefs we admire. This interview with Florent and Amelia was refreshing as it revealed their passion for not just cooking, but employing all their creativity and passion to bring joy to others. I found their humble attitude quite charming. Just as I enjoy a wine more when I personally know the winemaker, I know that future visits to Marche Moderne will be enhanced by the insight I gained about Florent and Amelia through this podcast. I have tried many items on the wonderful menu, and can honestly say I have never been even the slightest bit disappointed. When I walk in that restaurant and receive a node and smile from Florent, I know that I am always in good hands. Marche Moderne is proof that God loves to see us happy!

  3. 3 Gary Brandenberg Oct 31st, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Well, you guys are just blessed to have the facilities. Here in southwest Florida we don’t have restaurants like this and a trip to California for this is actually a treat. Gary

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