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February 4, 2022

Where Chefs Eat: Patrick’s Gourmet’s Patrick Garrivier

This innovative business owner and chef frequents South End spots


Folks in the restaurant industry know good food, so we want to know where they eat when they’re not cooking. In this series, we ask a local chef, bartender, restaurateur, or server to share their favorite restaurants in town and what they order there. This week, we interview Patrick Garrivier, the French-born executive chef and owner of Patrick’s Gourmet Catering and former co-owner of Aix en Provence. This entrepreneur and beef connoisseur is all about the sauce. 

Beef ‘n Bottle, South End
An old-fashioned steakhouse that serves high-end steaks in a cozy, candle-lit setting
Patrick’s order: Boneless braised short ribs with sweet and spicy sauce, onion rings, and fried cheesy potatoes

Flour Shop, Montford Park
A wrap-around counter restaurant that uses handmade and local ingredients
Patrick’s order: Squid ink linguini, North Carolina shrimp, jalapeños and chorizo

Good Food on Montford, Montford Park
A longtime, eclectic eatery that offers an extensive wine list and unique cuisine
Patrick’s order: Cacio e pepe tagliolini, octopus with saffron aioli, and Korean beef with crispy rice 

Cacio e pepe from Good Food on Montford. Kristen Wile/UP

Bae’s Burgers, food truck
A relocated food truck specializing in “smashed” burgers
Patrick’s order: Sunburn burger
Pro tip: “If you’re in for a great burger, follow these guys on this website to find out their location,” says Garrivier.

Thai House, Pineville
A family-owned restaurant that has been serving traditional Thai dishes for 30 years
Patrick’s order: Tom yum soup and roasted duck Thai with barbecue sauce

More from this series:

Duke Bread’s Adam Duke
Counter-‘s Sam Hart
Community Matters Cafe’s Ashley Anna Tuttle

Your Farms, Your Table’s Sam Diminich
Para’s Alex Verica

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