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Interview with Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex

Wednesday, July 09th , 2008

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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 reputation 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.

The interview is here.

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@G00dKai I have been to them both, though not recently for French Laundry. They are all good restaurants so there is no poor choice there.