How I Found Delicious Inspiration for the French Parts of Lilac Girls Right Here in Atlanta.


I enjoyed the research I did in France for Lilac Girls. But Anis restaurant right here in Atlanta, owned by the wonderful Arnaud Michel (above) served as a huge inspiration as well. I spent so many lunches and dinners there, soaking up the ambiance (and the delicious sauces) that the flavor of Anis found its way into the novel.

Unknown-3If you find yourself in Atlanta and want to be instantly transported to Provence or feel a sudden craving for Trout Meuniere or fabulous mussels in garlic broth head for Anis Bistro. It’s a most delicious form of research.