RDV - Rendezvous Harlem

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Kfir Ben-Ari

Born and raised in Israel, Chef Kfir Ben-Ari found his calling to cuisine at an early age so when the time came to choose a career the choice was simple. After graduating from the school of Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France - the culinary capital of the world - Kfir came to New York to work for Daniel Boulud. Working with top chefs allowed him to master his French techniques while discovering a world of produce and flavors. After one year in five star restaurant he decided it was time to take on a more casual and affordable version of high dining. That's when he received an offer to run Paradou in the meatpacking district where he developed his own version of modern French cooking. Ten years after, Rendezvous came to life, a dream came true in his own neighborhood, Harlem. As a Mediterenean born, he leans towards south east France cuisine accented with middle eastern touches and a diversity of products that is trade mark to his New York experience. The result is a modern New York take on French cuisine that will invite you on trip to new undiscovered flavors.