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INTERVIEW - Pierre Rigothier

Since 2012, Le Baudelaire, the Burgundy's restaurant has a new Chef, the young and talented Pierre Rigothier.

Can you present your work ?

I was born in Bordeaux. Before being in the Baudelaire’s kitchen, i worked in a lot of famous restaurants such as Hélène Darroze, Les Elysées (Hôtel Vernet’s restaurant), Laurent, et L’Espadon.

I also worked in England during five years, there I discovered and created my own style of gastronomy.

The most important thing for me is to cook with fresh products that’s why our menu is short and simple, we remake it each season to satisfy all of our customers.

2013 is Marcel Proust's year in France, indeed,

Your favorite virtue  :  justice

 

For you, what is the most important quality for a man : Honesty

 

For you, what is the most important quality for a woman : It’s the same for men and women, honesty

 

What do you appreciate about your friends  : Their Fidelity

 

Your principal defect :  Impulsivity

 

Your favorite hobby : Play tennis. That’s the only thing i can do when i’m not cooking. 

 

Your dream of happiness :  To live in a beach house close to Cap Ferret to spend time in family enjoying the sun and the sea

 

What would be your worst nightmare ?  To lose my children

 

What you would like to be : F1 driver

 

The place where you would like to live :  France. I spend a lot of years in other places. It opened my mind about the beauty and the culture of my country. I’m not here thanks by chance. Came back in France was a real vow 

 

Your favorite color : White for its purity
 

A flower that you like :  I like orchids, especially when i succeed in blooming them again !

 

The bird that you prefer :  capon, roasted…

 

Your favorite authors : I like the english writers  in general and police novel particularly

 

Your favorite poet :  Baudelaire of course !

 

Your favorite compositor : Erik Satie

 

Your favorite painter :  Poliakoff

 

Your heroe in real life :  My wife !

 

Your favorite names : Antoine and Gaspard, my children’s names

 

What do you hate most : lack of respect

 

Historical people that you despise the most : Tyrants

 

The military fact that you admire the most : the D-Day in Normandy

 

A gift from Nature that you’d like to have :  I’d like to sing well

 

How do you want to die : Happy

 

How are you in your mind now : festive

 

What can you forgive easily :  youth mistakes

 

Your currency : You can always make better

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