Pierre Calmels

Accolades

  • Top 10 New Restaurants (Bibou)
    GQ Magazine
  • Nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (Bibou)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best of Philly: Bibou
    Philadelphia magazine
  • "The best French bistro in the entire country" (Bibou)
    Wine critic Robert Parker
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Duck confit
Duck confit
$$$, French, Bella Vista
"The duck confit at Bibou is luscious perfection. Chef Pierre Calmels serves it over a beautiful white bean cassoulet. Simple and magnificent!"
Bone marrow
Bone marrow
$$$, French, Bella Vista
"This here is last meal-type stuff. A marrow bone is sawed in half, and then the marrow is removed and cooked with foie gras and breadcrumbs. It's all put back into the bone and then oven-roasted. Amazing."
Pied de porc
$$$, French, Bella Vista
"Foie gras is one of my favorite things to eat, so stuffing it inside a pig's foot elevates it to something even better than I could have imagined!"
Escargots
$$$, French, Bella Vista
"Pierre and Charlotte Calmels know French food! The snails are cooked with fava beans, trumpet mushrooms, and finished with tarragon. It's a nice twist from the classic parsley-and-garlic combination."
Pied de porc
$$$, French, Bella Vista
"Unfortunately, I only dine at Bibou once a year, so that means I'm craving the foie-stuffed pig trotter for the remaining 364 days out of the year. This dish is amazing! It's pure bliss for an experienced foodie or a wonderful step into the French culinary world for a novice. Braised to perfection, the pork and foie melt in your mouth."