Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

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Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

Chef Michel Poumay cooks up pastries with personality, professionalism
Michel Poumay looks out from crepe stand on the southeast corner of Main Avenue and College Drive. Before focusing on crepes, Poumay owned the Chez Grand-Mere restaurants in Durango and Snowmass.
A chocolate hazelnut crepe made by Michel Poumay at his food wagon at Main Avenue and College Drive.
Michel Poumay cooks up his authentic crepes inside his wagon-shaped restaurant. Poumay was trained in French cooking at the Ecole Hoteliere de Liege-Culinary in Belgium.
Before settling permanently in Colorado, Michel Poumay cooked at restaurants on several continents and prepared meals for the likes of the Queen Mother and the Chancellor of Germany.
“Michel’s Corner stands out because it is so lovely. People like to sit outside café-style,” said Amy Jackson of the Durango property management company Jackson & Jackson, which owns property along Main Avenue.
Michel Poumay: Behind the Chef

What is your favorite thing to cook? I love cooking all wild games (hare, elk, venison) but especially small birds (partridge, quail, woodcock, guinea hen, pheasant).
What do your friends and family ask you to cook the most? I make a mean vegetarian lasagna.
Do you have a favorite chef? Paul Bocuse was always my favorite chef since I was trained in French cooking.
Do you have a favorite ingredient? I think sea salt butter or sweet butter from Normandy (depending on what you are preparing) is a must.
What would you like to cook but have never tried? Always would love to prepare authentic Asian food (which is my favorite ethnic food). Also sushi.

If you go

Michel’s Corner is at 598 Main Ave. The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Tuesday though Saturday.

Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

Michel Poumay looks out from crepe stand on the southeast corner of Main Avenue and College Drive. Before focusing on crepes, Poumay owned the Chez Grand-Mere restaurants in Durango and Snowmass.
A chocolate hazelnut crepe made by Michel Poumay at his food wagon at Main Avenue and College Drive.
Michel Poumay cooks up his authentic crepes inside his wagon-shaped restaurant. Poumay was trained in French cooking at the Ecole Hoteliere de Liege-Culinary in Belgium.
Before settling permanently in Colorado, Michel Poumay cooked at restaurants on several continents and prepared meals for the likes of the Queen Mother and the Chancellor of Germany.
“Michel’s Corner stands out because it is so lovely. People like to sit outside café-style,” said Amy Jackson of the Durango property management company Jackson & Jackson, which owns property along Main Avenue.
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