Originally from Nantes, Grégory Marchand studied cuisine in the Loire region, but his story would soon take him abroad. He followed his knife bag to London as Chef de cuisine for Jamie Oliver, to New York at the Gramercy Tavern with Michael Anthony, to Spain and to Hong Kong with the Mandarin Oriental. [...] After the whirlwind of culinary travels, Greg returned to Paris and decided to create a space that reflected his personality, his voyages and his culinary identity. In April 2009, Frenchie was born just off the then-unknown rue du Sentier. In 2011, he opened Frenchie Bar à Vins, the cooler little brother of the restaurant, just across the street. In 2013, he and his wife Marie became professional partners at Frenchie To Go, the takeaway outpost of the tribe. Rue du Nil has now become a familial, professional and friendly mecca, a new destination for tastemakers.