Top Chef Elia Opening L.A.’s Avec Moi in 2011

Photo: Hadley Tomicki

“I was going to put it towards my restaurant that I am opening here in L.A. called Avec Moi. It’s going to be French fine-dining. Old school French classics but revisited with a very slight twist. I think it will be opening by the beginning of summer…The look is going to be like old French brothel, like card-game room, but softened with modern details.” - Elia Aboumrad, on plans for the prize money she isn’t winning on Top Chef All Stars. [Feast]