HOME > Chowhound > France >

Discussion

Gerard Besson Retiring

  • 8
  • Share

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. http://francoissimon.typepad.fr/simon...

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

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

      6 Replies
      1. re: souphie

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

        1. re: jehflyer

          Nope.

          1. re: souphie

            succinct :)

        2. re: souphie

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

          1. re: shekamoo

            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

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