Best of Boston

2009 Best Chef, Up and Coming

Gérard Barbin, Sensing

Deputized by superchef Guy Martin to run swish French eatery Sensing, this young import has shown all the technique and discipline required by haute cuisine, along with more than a little invention. With Barbin folding more local seafood and cheeses into his repertoire, he’s become our favorite French connection.

3 Battery Wharf, Boston, 617-994-9001,