Alain is dedicated to producing the finest of French Cuisine with a strong Australian Influence.
Renowned French chef Alain Fabregues moved to Australia in 1970, and has since become a four time winner of the prestigious 'Chef of the Year' title. After more than three decades at the helm of his award-winning restaurant, the Loose Box, Fabregues turned his attention in 2013 to his latest venture, the Bistro des Artistes, located in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia.
Fabregues apprenticed in Bordeaux and honed his craft under legendary gastronome Jean Delaveyne. Having relocated to Australia, Fabregues opened the Loose Box Restaurant in 1979 and was soon collecting awards galore for his cooking and flair. Having been named the Chef of the Year title on four occasions, and a recipient of the Salon Culinaire Gold Medal for nine successive years (1980-89), the chef was barred from entering any more competitions after the award of the highly coveted Meiller Ouvrier De France. Despite this ban from professional awards, French presidents Mitterand and Chirac both saw fit to present Fabregues with knighthoods for services to his craft in 1994 and 2004 respectively.
The Bistro des Artistes has a strong and growing reputation both for its high quality of food and its intimate design and interior style. The walls are adorned with works of art from Fabregues' own collection, and the tables afford a bright atmosphere and easy conversation amidst a bustling bistro. The menu combines classic French dishes - with a twist or two - and a sumptuous array of French and Australian wines. Its lunch menu is surprisingly affordable, a welcome offering in Subiaco and Perth in general, where quality cuisine can be exorbitant, while its more expansive dinners and cosy suppers are served until late in the evening Tuesday through Saturday.... Read more.