What is the chef at Chez Philippe’s food philosophy?

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Chef Jason Dallas’ food philosophy is returning Chez Philippe to its classical French roots — but with a Southern twist. In addition to standards like foie gras, you’ll see items like blue cheese grits on the menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant in The Peabody Memphis. Dallas keeps the fare classically grounded and incorporates fresh, local ingredients. Lots of it is sourced from area farmers, while other items come from his own backyard. Dallas puts all the local finds together to create the French and Southern dishes, such as the grits infused with Roquefort blue cheese. Although the menu at Chez Philippe is French, don’t worry about drowning in butter — the dishes utilize modern sauces like demi-glaces and wine reductions, rather than the traditional heavy sauces or roux like béchamel and velouté.

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