Matthew Tivy is the well-reviewed Chef/Owner at Café du Soleil (www.CafeDuSoleilNYC.com), the Provencal bistro with the trademark sunny awning that’s become a favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner spot on New York City’s Upper West Side. Matthew’s other restaurant, Tokyo Pop, a Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar, is right across the street.
Matthew Tivy, who first attracted attention when he was the chef at Q.V. and Canal Bar, finally has a place of his own. He has opened Cafe du Soleil with Alain Chevreux, and Edgar Navarette, his chef de cuisine. The restaurant stretches the Upper West Side’s sunny whiff of Provence with a seafood pot-au-feu and snails laced with Pernod, among other dishes. Pots of rosemary border the outdoor tables while inside, shiny tile and bright
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Matthew has many interests in addition to food and cooking. His band Evil Prince Ludwig frequently rocks out at the legendary Bitter End in Manhattan.
Matthew is also an avid runner and just ran his first marathon in November in New York City. He placed #4,556 out of 38,000 runners with a time of 3:32.