Cat Cora's Restaurant Guide: 11 Must-Try Spots

Cat Cora's Restaurant Guide: 11 Must-Try Spots
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Cat Cora's Restaurant Guide: 11 Must-Try Spots

Read on for Cat Cora's 10 favorite restaurants.

Alain Ducasse, Paris

"I had one of the most memorable lunches there and it was spring in Paris. What is better?" Cat says.

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Mama's Fish House, Hawaii

Cat says Mama's Fish House has some of the best fish she's ever eaten. "And being in Hawaii doesn't hurt," says Cat.

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Goosefoot, Chicago

Cat says, "I love BYOB dining when I have time for a long meal I can enjoy."

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La Superica, Santa Barbara

Cat gets her favorite hometown tacos at La Superica. She says Julia Child loved the restaurant as well.

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Arigato Sushi, Santa Barbara

Cat eats at Arigato Sushi once a week if she is in town. "Georges Blanc-did one of my apprenticeships there and it helped shape who I am today as a person and a chef. One of the greatest feats I have ever accomplished in my career was getting through this apprenticeship as only one of two women in the kitchen," Cat says proudly.

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Moulin de Mougins, Mougins

"I did my second apprenticeship here and it was one of the most memorable restaurant experiences of my life," says Cat. She knows you can't beat "gardens, food, Cannes and of course Roger and his team."

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Blue Ribbon, New York

"Spent many of nights here while at CIA (Culinary Institute of America) and also while starting my career in television in New York. I still love this place," says Cat, who recommends the duck club sandwich any time of the day!

Image Credit: Instagram via Blue Ribbon

Daniel, New York

"I just love Daniel and whatever he cooks, it's brilliant," says Cat.

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French Laundry, Yountville, CA

"I still think this is one of the most inspiring and legendary restaurants of our time," says Cat.

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Comme Ca and Gjelina, Los Angeles

Two of Cat's favorite restaurants in Los Angeles are Comme Ca and Gjeina.

Image Credit: Facebook via Gjelina


As a chef, Cat Cora knows good food. When she is planning her own new restaurant endeavors, she does so with detail in mind. "Whether it's a restaurant concept or a food line, it takes no less than two years to get it right. [It's about being the] tortoise not the hare; slow, steady, smart and strategic," Cat explains. When she chooses to eat out, it's definitely going to be somewhere delicious, where the details always count.

Check out the slideshow above to learn which restaurants Cat Cora loves.

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