In Valence, in southeastern France, three-Michelin-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic has turned the famed family establishment into a restaurant that speaks her own unique language.
However intentionally low-profile, Chef Elena Arzak has made quite a name for herself over the years, alongside her father, one of Spain’s most celebrated chefs. How? By methodically following in the footsteps of her pioneering parent, guided by research and invention.
In partnership with her sommelier husband, this French-born chef has made Florence’s Ristorante Enoteca Pinchiorri one of Michelin’s most sought-after dining experiences. And now exports her recipes to Japan.
The interview was by phone, as Covid would have it. Just the same, the charm was palpable, the spell woven. For the chef of Dal Pescatore restaurant south of Mantua, Italy, is an accomplished cook – and an equally skilled storyteller.