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Le Grand Véfour.

Restaurant in town. France,Paris

Guy Martin

Le Grand Véfour Paris 75001

I was raised in a family of food lovers and initiated at an early age into the joys of dining. As much into vegetables, orchard and garden fruits, as into peasant meats and poultry...

After spending three seasons as chef at Le Château de Coudrée on the banks of Lake Geneva, I directed Le Château de Divonne for eight years. It was a huge pleasure to work with all the ingredients from the lakes of Geneva, Annecy, Le Bourget, the char, crayfish, monkfish and also poultry from Bresse, and cheeses from the Savoy!

Since 1991, I have been president and chef of Le Grand Véfour, in Paris with its great market, it’s so easy to source ingredients and then there’s the cultural melting pot...
Words and flavours go hand in hand with colours...

What was your most moving culinary experience?
Every single one of my meals with Frédy Girardet in Crissier (Switzerland) has been virtually perfect (virtually, because perfection is not of this world): the cooking times, the seasoning, the accompaniments were absolutely superb!

The most amusing kitchen incident you ever witnessed?
During a wedding dinner, the newly-weds started to fight. The next minute the sobbing bride arrives in the kitchen and throws herself in my arms!

Your best piece of advice for amateur chefs?
Be bold!