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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?

  1. souphie 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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    1. re: souphie
      jehflyer 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?

      1. re: jehflyer
        souphie Nov 26, 2010 11:02 PM


        1. re: souphie
          jock Nov 27, 2010 08:54 AM

          succinct :)

      2. re: souphie
        shekamoo Dec 1, 2010 07:53 AM

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

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

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

      3. monchique Nov 24, 2010 07:52 AM


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

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