"Le Tandem" | By Gabriel Tellez
Close your eyes.
Transport yourself to France and imagine the delicious aroma of a meal being prepared for you, whether on a sunny summer day or a rainy winter evening. In Annecy, the place to experience this magic is Le Tandem, a cozy restaurant owned by Marie and Matthieu, two long-time friends to satisfy their customers with delicious meals and pizzas full of locally-grown and produced ingredients.
As orders are taken, and pizzas are prepared, the local brewery eagerly awaits their deliveries. In less than five minutes, Matthieu puts on his helmet, takes a couple of pizza boxes, places them in an insulated food carrier, and jumps on his bike to deliver the pizzas.
I have known Matthieu since 2006, and he has been my roommate and best man. He is a restless, straightforward, and funny person who taught me how to cook vegetable soups, quiche sans pote, and gateau au yaourt. He once told me how he got into the pizza-making business as a delivery guy and eventually became the manager of two pizza places in Normandy. After completing his studies, he moved to Mexico and eventually returned to France, where he worked at La Société Générale S.A., eventually becoming a Directeur d'agence bancaire. However, after ten years, he felt the need for a change and decided to start his own business with Marie.
Le Tandem opened in June 2018 at 54 Av. de Genève, and after four years, they have established a loyal customer base due to their great food and dedicated attention to their customers.
For sure, Le Tandem will stay authentic and unique and remain an enjoyable dining experience for the years to come.
- Cuisine Maison & Pizzeria -
54 Avenue de Genève, 74000 Annecy. France.
This work was Iliana's idea, and it was great. I enjoyed spending time at Le Tandem, where the magic happens.
This photo essay is dedicated to Marie, Matthieu, Le Tandem employees, customers, suppliers, and the town of Annecy.
Gabriel Tellez is a software engineer and an amateur photographer drawn to architecture and engineering. Gabriel, Iliana, and Benjamin reside in Playa del Rey, CA.