Christine is the daughter of a chef and restaurateur from Brittany, France, where she was raised. In 1992, Christine graduated from L'Ecole Parisienne de Tourisme, in France, and moved to Miami Beach where she managed the chic boutique hotel and restaurant "Century." In 1997, she was hired to work as an event coordinator for City Wine and Cigar Company where she met Chef Bill and they married in 1998. Christine was director of sales for the prestigious Bloom Ballroom in Manhattan. Her clients included Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Paramount Pictures, Maidenform, and Sony Music, among others. In 2000, she and Bill opened Loulou where she served as manager and front-of-the house presence and Cocotte followed shortly after.
Check it Out: Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn is located at 3629 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7) in New Haven. The telephone number is 453-6309. Tourterelle is serving dinner Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. On Sundays, brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.