by Paige Donner
On a recent round-up of Paris interviews, I succeeded in doing the near-impossible – catching up with the man-in-motion, the chef who never stops, Mr. Yannick Alléno, 3* Michelin chef and champion of local-sourced ingredients for his outstanding cuisine.
You can catch my interview with him on World Radio Paris by clicking on the World of Wine play button Here. He talks about his upcoming book that re-envisions French sauces and also his winemaking endeavors with M. Chapoutier in the Rhône Valley. Episode will air shortly…
Until then, here’s what’s new:
Moët & Chandon, Épernay team up with Chef Yannick Alléno for Summer Pop-Up Restaurant in Champagne
Starting in a few short weeks, mid-April to be exact, you will be able to make reservations for a very special dining experience:
Where – Moët & Chandon’s l’Orangerie in Épernay
This is the private l’Orangerie on the Trianon Garden grounds just across from the main cellars on Avenue de Champagne in Épernay. The grounds are only open to invited guests, except for once a year when they give tours of the gardens, including the l’Orangerie, on France’s national Garden Day.
A dining experience in this magical setting is sure to be a memorable one.
Who – Yannick Alléno, 3* Michelin Chef and Benoit Gouez,
Moët & Chandon’s Chef de Cave.
Chef Yannick Alléno, already a legend not just for his 3* Michelins but also for his extraordinary re-visioning of French cuisine and his dedication to local foods and ingredients which he uses exclusively when creating his menus and dishes.
When – June 9 2014 to July 9 2014.
What – A sublime dining experience.
Photos were taken at his newest Terroir Parisien, at Palais Brongniart in Paris, otherwise known as La Bourse. Photos copyright Paige Donner 2014.