The Cassoulet War Champions

The Third Annual Cassoulet War was held in New York City last week. Over 200 people attended and 21 chefs battled for cassoulet supremacy. All the eating and competing was for a cause: ticket proceeds benefited Action Against Hunger. There were cassoulets of all kinds – Moroccan, lamb-filled, baked into a crust and served cold,…

Announcing the Cassoulet War Judges

Do you have your tickets yet? The Third Annual Cassoulet War will be held in New York City on February 20th, 2017. Click through to learn more, and find tickets at Eventbrite. We need your help to vote for the People’s Choice Award – which means sampling 20+ different cassoulets! Proceeds benefit Action Against Hunger,…

Cassoulet War: Participating Chefs

Our third annual Cassoulet War at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in NYC will feature a record number of cassoulets to try! On the 20th of February, 20+ chefs will assemble, armed with only pots of cassoulet, and do battle against each other. The awards go to the Most Authentic, Most Daring and the Most Popular Cassoulets. Our panel…

You’re Invited: 2017 Cassoulet War!

Our Cassoulet War has become something of a tradition in New York City. Local chefs create cassoulets of all kinds – from the traditional to the outlandish – and offer tastings to our guests and celebrity judges. In Southwest France each village has its own interpretation of this timeless comfort food dish, and they are…

Pâté-Croûte American Finale Winners!

Earlier this week the American Finale for the World Championship of Pâté-Croûte was held at the Consulate General of France in New York City. Needless to say, if there is pâté, D’Artagnan will be there. This is the eighth year of the competition, but the first time that the Confrérie du Pâté Croûte has held a finale in…

Watch the Duckathlon 2014 Video

Drumroll please ….Here’s the video of our first-ever public Duckathlon! This year our farmers came together with our chef clients and they served up games and challenges, and most importantly plenty of food and drink. Winners were declared, prizes distributed and everyone went home with a full belly and a (slightly) light head.   We…

The Duckathlon Redux

If you like to play with your food, the Duckathlon is the place to be. So what is the Duckathlon exactly? It’s a culinary obstacle course with multiple challenges – some are tough, some are funny, but all are food and wine related. Except the ones that involve Armagnac, gin and beer. It all began…

The Duckathlon 2014

For nine years, The Duckathlon has tested the mettle of our chef clients, challenging them with a culinary obstacle course unlike any other. Good news! The Duckathlon is – FOR THE FIRST TIME – open to the public. Now you can run the challenge course and drink deeply from the cup of victory. New York…

Taste of France

For those who attended Taste of France in Bryant Park last weekend, you already know what a blast the event was. Any of you who missed it should join us next year! This short video interview with Ariane posted at The Daily Meal gives a good overview of the event, as does our highlights album…

Second Annual Taste of France in NYC

The world’s largest event dedicated to France will be taking place at Bryant Park in New York City on Saturday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 29. Of course D’Artagnan will be there serving food and working with the cadre of chefs involved. There will be food, wine, music, fashion, chef demos, literary figures, a French bulldog…

Duckathlon VIII, The Video

Duck yeah!  Here’s all the evidence  needed to destroy any future political  careers. Our annual Duckathlon was held on June 9 in the Meatpacking District of NYC. This year, our cameras followed the team from Annisa restaurant as they prepared for the event.  This profile of elite duckathletes gives a sense of what it takes…

Duckathlon VIII, Reducks

Last Sunday we hosted the 8th annual Duckathlon in the Meatpacking District of NYC.  In our infamous event, chefs compete in a culinary obstacle course that  takes them through hot eateries, dark bars and the diverse shops at the Chelsea Market.  The competition was stiff, and we had a fantastic turnout of teams, sponsors and…