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Gerard Besson Retiring

jehflyer Nov 24, 2010 03:56 AM

Just read somewhere that Gerard Besson is retiring in December.
Any info available on the chef who will be replacing him?

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  1. monchique RE: jehflyer Nov 24, 2010 07:52 AM


    It looks like it will be taken over by Kei, a young Japanese chef protégé of François Simon.

    1. souphie RE: jehflyer Nov 25, 2010 12:44 PM

      It's not clear that he's retiring. But he is selling the restaurant. To Kei indeed.

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        jehflyer RE: souphie Nov 26, 2010 06:45 AM

        and what kind of chef is Kei?
        can he be expected to maintain the very traditional type of cooking so well executed by GB?

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          souphie RE: jehflyer Nov 26, 2010 11:02 PM


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            jock RE: souphie Nov 27, 2010 08:54 AM

            succinct :)

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          shekamoo RE: souphie Dec 1, 2010 07:53 AM

          would be a shame if he does retire, we had an absolutely enjoyable game tasting menu there

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            Ptipois RE: shekamoo Dec 4, 2010 07:10 AM

            My little finger tells me he's not absolutely retiring. The rumor has it that he'll be partly present in another restaurant. Stay tuned though there may be some time before I get more news.

            1. re: Ptipois
              rswatkins RE: Ptipois Dec 6, 2010 04:26 AM

              Good news. I'm a big fan of Besson's cooking: keep us informed. Thanks.

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