2003_10_jacques.jpgWith the "new" attention on the Brooklyn dining scene, forget gatherings outside the Alliance Francaise or pockets of the East Village or Lower East Side, there newest French enclaves are in Brooklyn are confirmed by the robust culinary scene. The Daily News looked at many of Brooklyn's bons restaurants, with a focus on many neighborhoods, not just Smith Street or Park Slope: Chez Oskar in Fort Greene, brunch standby Banania on Smith Street, Park Slope Cocotte, and reason to go to Red Hook, 360 and Bay Ridge's Provence en Boite. And what's a mention of the Brooklyn food scene without Jacques Torres, whose four star pastry skills are on display at his DUMBO store.

Audrey Tatou, possibly the embodiment of all that is cute and French, was spotted on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue a few times.