Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex interviewed

Monday, July 10th , 2006

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I am very pleased to have Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex adding his perspective on cooking.  London has recently seen two disappointing openings from 3 star French chefs, the dismal W Sens (now closed) and the money-making exercise that is Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.  Jean Christophe has restored the reputaton of French chefs in the capital through his Ambssade de l'Ile opening, at which the cooking has been superb right from the outset.  In an age where some chefs barely know the address of some restaurants bearing their name, Jean-Christophe is cut from a different cloth, being at the stoves.  He is a modest man whose cooking shows great understanding of how to bring out great flavours.