What meal would you make for Queen Elizabeth? King salmon napoleon – duchess potato – chocolate marquise.
What is your Death Row dinner? Foie gras terrine, red mullet bouillabaisse, roasted woodcock with cèpes fricassée, vanilla napoleon.
What dish would you love to see come off all Columbus menus? Pasta dishes (too easy to make at home for everyone).
Define beauty. Bottom of the ocean, clear sky in the middle of the night, peaceful silence in the mountain.
What are two pairs of ingredients that should never go together — in the kitchen or on the plate? Salt and sugar, brie and caramel.
What family tradition have you passed down to your children? Cooking, making crepes.
Reflect on your fondest memory growing up. Going mushroom hunting and fishing with my oldest brother, and playing soccer at the park every day after school.
If you could change one thing about Columbus, what would it be? Making the whole city accessible with a bicycle.
What is your dream car? Bugatti Veyron.
What is more important: talent or creativity? Creativity.
What is something few people know about you? Ran ten marathons, cooked for the French president, ate 265 pieces of different cheeses at a restaurant.
What infuriates you? People on the cell phone while driving.
What makes you get out of bed? The new puppy. The measure of a great chef is his … An artist and chemist with passion, motivation, dedication, that also accepts simplicity.
Who is your culinary idol? My brother Bernard and Joel Robuchon.
What is your signature dish? Crispy Pear Tart with Pistachio Frangipane. Happiness is … Family, health, friends and a good night of sleep.