Paris Crew Blog with Eric Ripert
By: Eric Ripert, World-Renowned Chef and Tony’s Paris Sidekick
I had an amazing time in Paris and I loved the new places we visited. I always get inspired by trips like this. It was a real pleasure to get to spend time there with Tony and see what is new.
I find it thrilling that 35 years after Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze opened a tiny, hole-in-the-wall place called Le Bernardin with Gilbert cooking alone in the kitchen and Maguy taking care of the dining room, chefs all over the city are once again embracing casual, one-man kitchen operations and at the same time, serving very refined food.
To me it feels like the cycle is starting again. I remember Paul Bocuse, Michel Guerard, Joel Robuchon also all starting out like this in the 1970s. Years later Gilbert and Maguy transformed Le Bernardin into a beautiful fine dining destination in the heart of Manhattan. I am excited to see how these talented young chefs will evolve and where all the inspiration will lead.