Dear Friend of Chez François


Tranquility can’t be grasped, except by those of firm and unwavering judgment-the rest of us constantly rise and fall in our decisions, wavering in a state of alternately rejecting and accepting things. What is the cause of this back and forth? It’s because nothing is clear and they rely on the most uncertain guide-common opinion.

Believing in yourself and trusting that you are on the right path, and not being in doubt by following the many footpaths of those wandering in every direction. This is the state of mind that produces tranquility.

Clarity of vision allows us to have this belief. That’s not to say we’re always going to be 100 percent certain of everything, or that we even should be. Rather, it’s that we can rest assured we’re heading generally in the right direction that we don’t need to constantly compare ourselves with others or continuously change our mind based on new information.

Instead, tranquility and peace are found in identifying our true path and sticking to it—and making adjustments here and there, ignoring the distracting sirens that beckon us to turn toward the rocks. For 32 years we have stayed the course in fine dining and never compromise on quality and service.

Bon Appétit,