Franck Audoux

Author, bartender Paris, France

Franck Audoux came onto the food and cocktail scene by accident while studying for his master’s degree in history. He has never looked back. After ten years as the director of a contemporary art gallery in Paris. Franck became a partner, manager, and original member of the team behind Le Chateaubriand, which opened in April 2006, followed by Le Dauphin. He also founded a series of cocktail pairing events entitled “In Good Company”, in which the creations of internationally renowned cocktail connoisseurs and bartenders are paired with food.

Having organized various bar related events and worked on a number of editorial collaborations, in 2018 he opened CRAVAN, a cocktail bar/café in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. Housed in a café built in 1911 by Hector Guimard. CRAVAN sees itself as a cross between a cocktail bar and a specialty café, focusing on quality in the glass, in the cup and on the plate.

In 2023, Franck opened a second CRAVAN in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, transforming an 18th century house into a gastronomic Gesamtkunstwerk. The bar extends over five floors and houses a bookshop and an open-air cinema, among other things. All drinks on the menu are defined exclusively by two ingredients or flavor components.