Awards


TV FoodNetwork – CHOPPED
Chef Jean-Louis Gerin winner – 2012 Chopped Champion (May 28 2012)

Wine Spectator
“Best” Award of Excellence (1989 to 2012)
Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers (2007 to 2012)

Zagat Survey – “Best deal in CT” 2012/13 –
28 / 30 for Food (2012/13)
One of the Best of CT (2005 – 2012/13)
Top in Food & Service (2005 – 2012/13)
America’s Top Restaurants (2005 – 2012/13)
#1 rated for food and popularity (2003 -2012/13)
“La Grenouille of Greenwich” (2011)
Most popular in CT (2002 – 2012/13)
America’s Top Restaurants (2001 – 2011)
27/30 for Food (2000)
“Lutèce in Greenwich” (2000)

James Beard Awards
***Winner***, Best Chef Northeast (2006)
Nominee, Best Chef Northeast (1993-2006)

Forbes Traveler
Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. (2011)

Moffly Media – GREENWICH MAGAZINE
Best French Restaurant (2012)

Fodor’s
Fodor’s Choice (2011)

Gayot
Gayot Favorite – Sophie Gayot (2010)

36th Annual Best of Boston
Best New England Restaurant (2011)

Google
Favorite Places (2012)

YouTube
YouTube Favorite – Jean-Louis Gerin (2011)

2010 LA TOQUE D’ARGENT des MAITRES CUISINIERS DE FRANCE
The Silver Toque from The Master Chefs of France

La Toque d’Argent was created by Mr. Andre Surmain and was presented for the first time to our great friend chef Andre Soltner from Lutece (NYC) in 1967. Since then La Toque d’Argent has traveled throughout the United States. Each year the Maitre Cuisiniers de France vote to elect the Chef of the year. This lifetime achievement celebrates a chef’s dedication to his work, his art, his involvement in his community, his charity work and his leadership in cooking education.

James Beard Awards
***Winner***, Best Chef Northeast (2006)
Nominee, Best Chef Northeast (1993-2006)

Mobil Travel Guide
Four stars (maximum for independent restaurants)

Zagat Survey – “Best deal in CT” 2012/13 –
28 / 30 for Food (2012/13)
One of the Best of CT (2005 – 2012/13)
Top in Food & Service (2005 – 2012/13)
America’s Top Restaurants (2005 – 2012/13)
#1 rated for food and popularity (2003 -2012/13)
“La Grenouille of Greenwich” (2011)
Most popular in CT (2002 – 2012/13)
America’s Top Restaurants (2001 – 2011)
27/30 for Food (2000)
“Lutèce in Greenwich” (2000)

Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)
One of the most significant restaurants in CT (2006)
Award of Excellence (1993-2011)

American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
Five Diamonds Award for excellence in fine dining

Nation’s Restaurant News
Fine Dining Hall of Fame (2003)

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
“Best Small Business” Award (2003)

International Restaurant & Hospitality
Platinum Wine Award (2002)
International Award of Excellence (2011)

French Government
Medal of “Chevalier du Mérite Agricole” presented to Chef Jean-Louis in recognition for his work in promoting the French Culinary Arts in USA (2001)
French Government
Medal of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” (2011)

Fairfield Magazine
Best Restaurant in Connecticut (2001)

Best of Fairfield County
Best Chef (2000)

“We love the audacity Gerin displays at every turn, audacity born not so much out of showmanship but out of passion and confidence…He and wife Linda have a love affair with their restaurant, their customers and each other.”

Esquire Magazine
Best New Restaurant in America (1986)
All-Star Chef (1989)

Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs Hall of Fame (1995)

Connecticut Restaurant Association
Restaurateur of the Year (1996)

Membership & Affiliations

L’Academie Culinaire de France
President (elected July 2010)

Maitres Cuisiniers de France
Member since 1993

Bocuse D’Or Academy
Member

Alliance Française
Member, Board of Directors

Chevaliers du Tastevin
Commandeur

Chaine des Rôtisseurs
Member since 1985

SOS (Share Our Strength)
A charity organization focused on eradicating hunger in America, SOS was founded in 1989 and has chapters all over the country. Local committees host annual fund-raisers called Taste of the Nation, and for the last 11 years Chef Jean-Louis was chairman for the Fairfield County (Greenwich/Stamford) event. He helped to gather together and organize restaurants, wine purveyors and party planners, and became a regional leader, giving his time, connections and energy to this very charitable cause.